IRCC’s immigrant settlement funding by province/territory for 2021-22

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 04 Oct 2021 12:11:00 +0000

An internal memo reveals how IRCC is spending its $1.7 billion settlement budget during the 2021-22 Canadian government fiscal year (April 1 until March 31). CIC News obtained the memo via an access to information request to the Canadian government. One of the more noteworthy aspects of the memo is how the Department of Immigration, […]

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Canada invests $100 million to support newcomers’ integration

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Thu, 09 Sep 2021 14:01:42 +0000

In August, to ensure that all newcomers have access to the support they need, Canada’s Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino announced an investment of $100 million over the next three years to improve the way newcomers access settlement services. 

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Canada accepted 7,300 more immigration applications than intended for international graduates stream

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 21 Aug 2021 12:00:56 +0000

Within 25 hours of launching the temporary residence to permanent residence (TR to PR) program, Canada reached its intake cap of 40,000 international student graduates. An internal memo reveals that the immigration department actually got significantly more applications than planned. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) received 7,307 additional applications to the International Graduate stream […]

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Nearly 40,000 immigrants welcomed by Canada in July 2021

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2021 09:00:41 +0000

Canada remains on track to welcome 401,000 new permanent residents in 2021, according to Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino. In a new interview with Reuters, the federal government revealed that Canada welcomed about 39,500 new immigrants in July, even more than the 35,700 admitted in June. Find Out if You’re Eligible for Canadian Immigration Under the […]

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Canada extends immigration agreement with Newfoundland and Labrador

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2021 09:00:06 +0000

This week, Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino announced a one-year extension to the federal government’s immigration agreement with Newfoundland and Labrador. Canada’s immigration minister made the announcement along with Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey, on August 12. Discover if You’re Eligible for Canadian Immigration First signed in 2016, the agreement outlines the objectives for federal-provincial […]

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Canada allocates $100 million to support integration of newcomers during pandemic

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2021 09:00:15 +0000

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced $100 million in funding to ensure settlement services for newcomers meet their needs during the pandemic. The funding will be rolled out over the next three years and is aimed at adapting the delivery of settlement services to newcomers so they reflect the pandemic and post-pandemic context. […]

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Canada now accepts citizenship applications online

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2021 09:00:17 +0000

Canadian permanent residents can now submit applications for citizenship online. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has launched a new online tool that allows citizenship applications to be submitted online. Get help applying for Canadian citizenship As of August 11, IRCC has opened the online portal to single applicants over the age of 18. It […]

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Canada working on vaccine passport for international travel

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2021 19:56:32 +0000

The Canadian government is working with provinces, territories, and Indigenous communities to introduce a pan-Canadian proof of vaccination credential. The federal government expects the credential to be available early this fall. At a press conference this afternoon, Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino noted that the purpose of the credential is to make it easier for those […]

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IRCC: Canada welcomed over 35,000 new immigrants in June

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2021 09:00:50 +0000

Canada recorded its strongest month for new permanent resident arrivals during the pandemic in June 2021, according to the office of Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino. In a recent Globe and Mail article, the minister says “We are going to make good on our commitment to land 401,000 new permanent residents.” Find Out if You’re Eligible […]

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Canada announces details of Parents and Grandparents Program 2021

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2021 11:23:47 +0000

The Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) will feature a lottery once again. The lottery will take place the week of September 20, 2021, after which invitations will be sent over the course of two weeks. Those invited will have 60 days to submit their sponsorship applications to the Canadian government. This and other details of […]

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