News and Updates

The latest news and announcements on immigration, resettlement and settlement in Canada

First charter flight of privately sponsored Afghan refugees arrives in Canada

News release December 2, 2021—Toronto, Ontario—As Canada welcomes Afghan refugees, private sponsors across the country are stepping up. A significant...

New College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants officially opens

News release New College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants officially opens November 24, 2021—Ottawa—Canada is one of the top destinations...

Prime Minister welcomes new Cabinet

News release Prime Minister welcomes new Cabinet October 26, 2021—Ottawa—The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the members of Cabinet...

Canada reaches agreement with U.S. to support refugees’ travel to safety

News release Canada reaches agreement with U.S. to support refugees’ travel to safety August 31, 2021—Ottawa—The Government of Canada continues...

Canada expands resettlement program to bring more Afghans to safety

News release Canada expands resettlement program to bring more Afghans to safety August 13, 2021—Ottawa—The Government of Canada continues to be...

Statement from Minister Mendicino on the first declarations of the new Oath of Citizenship

News release Statement from Minister Mendicino on the first declarations of the new Oath of Citizenship June 22, 2021—Ottawa—The Honourable...

Request for Proposals: Future Directions: Developing a Multi-Year CISSA-ACSEI Strategic Plan

June 17, 2021 – CISSA-ACSEI has released a request for proposals (RFP) “Future Directions: Developing a Multi-Year CISSA-ACSEI Strategic Plan”....

Minister Mendicino launches plan to accelerate caregiver application processing; Government of Canada

News release Six thousand caregiver applications will be prioritized by the end of 2021; 1,500 by June 30, 2021 April...

New pathway to permanent residency for over 90,000 essential temporary workers and international graduates; Government of Canada

News release April 14, 2021—Ottawa—Today, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced an innovative...

Canada expands efforts to welcome more Yazidi refugees and other survivors of Daesh – Government of Canada

Canada expands efforts to welcome more Yazidi refugees and other survivors of Daesh – Government of Canada

News release March 30, 2021—Ottawa—Over the past few years, the Government of Canada has kept its commitment to help Yazidi...