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There’s a new regulator of immigration and citizenship consultants. What does this mean?

Backgrounder On November 23, 2021, the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants officially opened. On November 23, 2021, the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants officially opened. What changed? The College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants is now the official regulator of immigration and citizenship consultants across Canada. This means that if you’re paying or …

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New College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants officially opens

November 24, 2021—Ottawa, Ontario—Canada is one of the top destinations in the world, with millions of people from across the globe hoping to come here every year to settle, visit or work. To navigate the immigration system, many people turn to consultants or other services for help. While nearly all operate honestly, unscrupulous actors can …

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Minister Fraser marks the start of National Francophone Immigration Week 2021

Statement The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, issued the following statement:“As the new Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, it’s important for me to mark National Francophone Immigration Week because I am proud to celebrate the contributions of French-speaking newcomers to communities across Canada, as well as our country’s linguistic duality. …

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Using Canada’s COVID-19 proof of vaccination for travel

Backgrounder canadian-covid-19-proof-vaccination The Canadian COVID-19 proof of vaccination provides Canadian residents with a reliable way to demonstrate that they are vaccinated against COVID-19 when travelling within and outside Canada. Canadians can get their proof of vaccination from their province or territory (for more information, visit Canada.ca/vaccine-proof). Each country decides what type of vaccination proof is …

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More than 3,000 Evacuees Arrive in Canada from Afghanistan

Statement The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement Ottawa, September 3, 2021—The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:  …

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Speaking Notes for the Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship: Announcement related to dedicated refugee stream to provide a safe haven for human rights defenders at risk who have fled persecution in their home country

Speech Announcement related to dedicated refugee stream to provide a safe haven for human rights defenders at risk who have fled persecution in their home country Ottawa, Ontario July 16, 2021 As delivered Good morning, bonjour tout le monde. It is important to acknowledge that I am joining you from the traditional Indigenous territory of …

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

The Government of Canada continues to exhaust every option to get as many Afghans to safety as possible, in partnership with our allies around the world. In the first phase of our operation, Canada evacuated roughly 3,700 people from Afghanistan—the majority of whom are refugees who supported Canada’s mission, and will soon begin new lives …

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

August 31, 2021—Ottawa, ON—The Government of Canada continues to exhaust every option to get as many Afghans to safety as possible, in partnership with our allies around the world. In the first phase of our operation, Canada evacuated roughly 3,700 people from Afghanistan—the majority of whom are refugees who supported Canada’s mission, and will soon …

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Canada expands resettlement program to bring more Afghans to safety

Ottawa, August 13, 2021—The Government of Canada continues to be deeply concerned by the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan and the risks it poses for many vulnerable Afghans. Canada’s special immigration program has already brought many Afghans to Canada—and our teams there, here and across the world are working around the clock to bring as many …

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Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador extend immigration agreement

Over the past years, the Governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador have worked together closely to help more newcomers choose, settle and thrive in the province. Central to these efforts is the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Immigration Agreement. First signed in 2016, the agreement sets out joint objectives and lays a blueprint for federal-provincial cooperation …

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Government of Canada invests $100 million to support newcomers’ integration

Settlement services are crucial to a newcomer’s success in Canada. They help new Canadians get work, learn English or French, find a place to live and, more broadly, succeed in this country. With the pandemic exacerbating the already challenging process of beginning a new life in a new land, settlement services have never been more …

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Government of Canada invests $100 million to support newcomers’ integration

August 12, 2021—Ottawa—Settlement services are crucial to a newcomer’s success in Canada. They help new Canadians get work, learn English or French, find a place to live and, more broadly, succeed in this country. With the pandemic exacerbating the already challenging process of beginning a new life in a new land, settlement services have never …

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Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador extend immigration agreement

August 12, 2021—King’s Point, N.L.—Over the past years, the Governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador have worked together closely to help more newcomers choose, settle and thrive in the province. Central to these efforts is the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Immigration Agreement. First signed in 2016, the agreement sets out joint objectives and lays a …

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Canada moving forward with a proof of vaccination for international travel

August 11, 2021 – Ottawa – While Canadians should continue to avoid non-essential travel worldwide, the Government of Canada recognizes that proof of vaccination credentials will support the re-opening of societies and economies. Canadians are looking for a more reliable and secure way to demonstrate their COVID-19 vaccination history to foreign and Canadian border officials. To …

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Canada moving forward with a proof of vaccination for international travel

While Canadians should continue to avoid non-essential travel worldwide, the Government of Canada recognizes that proof of vaccination credentials will support the re-opening of societies and economies. Canadians are looking for a more reliable and secure way to demonstrate their COVID-19 vaccination history to foreign and Canadian border officials. To that end, the Government of …

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Government announces new initiatives to help racialized newcomer women succeed in Canada

The Government of Canada is committed to helping every woman and girl in Canada reach her full potential. A central part of this is addressing and overcoming the unique barriers that can sometimes stand in their way. These barriers can be particularly significant for racialized newcomer women, and have increased since the onset of the …

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Government announces new initiatives to help racialized newcomer women succeed in Canada

August 11, 2021—Ottawa, ON—The Government of Canada is committed to helping every woman and girl in Canada reach her full potential. A central part of this is addressing and overcoming the unique barriers that can sometimes stand in their way. These barriers can be particularly significant for racialized newcomer women, and have increased since the …

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Extensions to projects dedicated to empowering racialized newcomer women

The Government of Canada is committed to the full and equal participation of all women and girls, which is essential to Canada’s economic growth and prosperity. That’s why Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is making it easier for racialized newcomer women to find a job by providing the support and services they need to succeed. …

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Minister Mendicino meets with U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Mayorkas

Readout Today, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, concluded a successful visit to Washington, D.C., where he met with U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. August 10, 2021 Today, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, concluded a successful visit to Washington, D.C., …

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New College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants to open this fall

August 10, 2021—Ottawa—Canada is one of the top destinations in the world, with millions of people from across the globe hoping to come here every year to settle, visit or work. To navigate the immigration system, many people turn to consultants or other services for help. While nearly all operate honestly, unscrupulous actors can exploit …

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