RSS Canada News Centre – Immigration & citizenship

RSS Canada News Centre – Immigration & citizenship

  • Minister Hussen to hold a media availability January 29, 2017
    The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and officials will provide an update on recent decisions impacting travellers and Canada's immigration system.
    Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
  • Recognizing 70 years of Canadian Citizenship January 3, 2017
    Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) hosted a special citizenship ceremony today at the Supreme Court of Canada with 26 individuals invited to kick off Canada 150 celebrations and commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Canadian Citizenship Act.
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  • Speaking notes for John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship at a Citizenship Ceremony at the Supreme Court of Canada marking the 70th anniversary of Canada's first citizenship ceremony January 3, 2017
    Thank you. Ladies and gentlemen and especially our 26 new Canadians, good afternoon. It's a real pleasure for me to be here with you today. Let me begin by acknowledging that we are on the traditional territory of the Algonquin people and as you know indigenous people have played a fundamental role in our country's […]
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  • Statement for International Migrants Day December 18, 2016
    The Hon. John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship; the Hon. Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs; and the Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today issued the following statement
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  • Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative promotes Canada's private refugee sponsorship model December 16, 2016
    The Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative met in Ottawa this week for a three-day launch event that brought together 90 participants, including sponsorship groups, international delegates, partners and government officials interested in Canada's private sponsorship model for refugees.
    Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
  • Changes to 2017 Parent and Grandparent Program application intake process December 14, 2016
    Family reunification is a key immigration commitment of the Government of Canada. The Parent and Grandparent Program brings together thousands of families each year. For 2017, the Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today announced changes to how sponsorship applications will be submitted under the program.
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  • Changes to application intake process for 2017 Parent and Grandparent Program December 14, 2016
    The Government is committed to a fair and transparent immigration system. Changes made to the Parent and Grandparent Program will improve access to the application process, given that the number of applications accepted for intake is limited.
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  • Canada to Host High-Level Meeting of Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative December 12, 2016
    Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative brings together privately sponsored refugees, sponsor groups, leaders from civil society and business, international organizations and government representatives interested in replicating Canada's private sponsorship model.
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  • Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship marks the one-year anniversary of an important milestone in the national project to resettle Syrian refugees December 10, 2016
    The Hon. John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today issued the following statement to mark the one-year anniversary of the arrival of Syrian refugees to Canada
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  • Government of Canada delivering faster processing and shorter wait times for spousal reunification December 7, 2016
    December 7, 2016 – Ottawa, ON – The Government of Canada is making it faster and easier for Canadians and permanent residents to reunite with their spouses. At the direction of the Minister, earlier this year Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) began a concerted effort to reduce processing times. From the start of 2016 […]
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  • Reuniting more spouses and partners December 7, 2016
    Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has been looking to find solutions to improve service to clients and reduce the uncertainty for Canadian citizens and permanent residents and for their spouses and partners who are being sponsored for permanent residence.
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  • Improvements to spousal sponsorship process: The New Application Kit December 7, 2016
    The Government of Canada is releasing a new spousal sponsorship application kit on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website on December 15, 2016. The new application kit will make it easier and faster to apply through the spousal sponsorship program at 12:00 p.m. (noon) Eastern Standard Time. As part of the new application […]
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  • Speaking notes for John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship at an Announcement about Changes to Spousal Sponsorship December 7, 2016
    My goodness, thank you for those very kind words. It's a pleasure for me to be back in Brampton. It's true I've been here during the election campaign, also during our immigration consultations, but perhaps more importantly, our Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, here in Brampton announced our commitment to reduce the processing times for families […]
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  • Canada lifts visa requirement on Mexico December 1, 2016
    The Government of Canada has made it a top priority to re-establish and strengthen our relationship with Mexico, one of Canada's most important partners. Lifting the visa requirement on Mexico will help build momentum to expand trade, investment and tourism. It will strengthen cooperation, which will provide lasting benefits for both countries.
    Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
  • Canada lifts visa requirement on Mexico December 1, 2016
    As of 00:01 EST today, the Government of Canada has lifted the visa requirement on Mexico.
    Global Affairs Canada,Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
  • Growth of good jobs for Canadians the goal of the Global Skills Strategy November 30, 2016
    November 30, 2016- Mississauga, ON –Today, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Minister John McCallum and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains announced that companies will soon be able to bring in the highly-skilled experts they need to grow, flourish and provide good jobs for Canadians faster than ever before.
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  • #WELCOMEREFUGEES Government of Canada Final Expenditures on the Syrian resettlement initiative for 2015-2016 November 22, 2016
    On February 29, 2016, the Government fulfilled its commitment to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada, including government-supported and privately sponsored refugees. However, the important work of settlement continues, and will do so for a number of years.
    Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
  • The settlement journey for refugees in Canada November 17, 2016
    Resettling refugees is a proud part of Canada's humanitarian tradition. It demonstrates to the world that we have a shared responsibility to help those who are displaced, persecuted and most in need of protection.
    Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
  • Express Entry improvements: Fall 2016 November 14, 2016
    Targeted improvements to the Express Entry system are being made on November 19, 2016. Supporting Canada's Global Skills Strategy, the changes will help better attract some of the best minds in the world, including former international students, experienced professionals and talented workers who will strengthen Canada's competitiveness in the global marketplace.
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  • Improvements to Express Entry on the way November 14, 2016
    Changes to Express Entry, which will take effect on November 19, are part of a number of improvements the Government is making on a continual basis to bring changes for a more fair and responsive immigration system that will address emerging needs and ensure long-term economic growth for the middle class.
    Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada