Canada welcomes French-speaking skilled newcomers

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Ottawa—Francophone immigration plays a crucial role in strengthening our national identity, while also growing the economy and addressing labour shortages. That’s why Canada is increasing its efforts to welcome French-speaking skilled workers outside Quebec to ensure the sustainability and economic development of Francophone minority communities. Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced that, as of this month, 2024 …

Deputy PM announces over $162m to support asylum claimants

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Toronto – Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, and Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development, announced that the federal government will provide over $162 million in additional support to the City of Toronto. First, the federal government will provide an additional $143 million for Toronto through the Interim Housing Assistance Program (IHAP) to reimburse costs incurred by …

New funding to support housing for asylum claimants

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Ottawa—With increasing global migration, Canada is experiencing a rise in the number of people claiming asylum. While housing and supports for asylum claimants are the responsibility of provinces and municipalities, the federal government recognizes the need for all orders of government to work together to address the rise in the number of people claiming asylum in Canada. Marc Miller, Minister …

Investing in Quebec projects to improve supply chains

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Quebec – An efficient and reliable transportation system is essential to making life more affordable for Canadians, which is why the Government of Canada is committed to ensuring our supply chains support economic growth. The Minister of Transport and Quebec Lieutenant, Pablo Rodriguez, announced an investment of over $2.6 million for two projects in Quebec under the National Trade Corridors …

New int’l student permits issued to nearly 360,000 for 2024

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Ottawa—International students enrich our communities and are a critical part of Canada’s social, cultural and economic fabric. In recent years, the integrity of the international student system has been threatened. Some institutions have significantly increased their intakes to drive revenues, and more students have been arriving in Canada without the proper supports they need to succeed. Rapid increases in the …

Temporary resident pathway opens for Palestinian extended family in Gaza

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Ottawa—The ongoing conflict between Hamas and Israel, following Hamas’s terrorist attacks on October 7, has created a humanitarian catastrophe on an unprecedented scale in Gaza. Understanding that many Canadians are concerned about the safety of their loved ones in Gaza, in December, the Government of Canada announced new measures to support extended family members who are able to exit the area. Marc Miller, …

Canada to launch humanitarian pathway for people in Sudan

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Ottawa—Canada is deeply concerned by the ongoing conflict in Sudan, and for the safety and well-being of the Sudanese people. We continue to support the people of Sudan who are striving for peace and an end to violence in the country. Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced a new family-based humanitarian pathway for Sudanese and non-Sudanese nationals …

Canada to launch humanitarian pathway for people affected by conflict in Sudan

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Ottawa—Canada is deeply concerned by the ongoing conflict in Sudan, and for the safety and well-being of the Sudanese people. We continue to support the people of Sudan who are striving for peace and an end to violence in the country. Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced a new family-based humanitarian pathway for Sudanese …

Immigration measures to help people affected by Israel–Hamas conflict

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Ottawa—Canada remains deeply concerned about the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, and the scale of the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Since Hamas’s terrorist attack in early October, Canada has been actively working to support the assisted departure of Canadian citizens, permanent residents and their eligible family members from Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. As part of these continuing …

Stabilizing Canada’s immigration targets to support sustainable growth

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Ottawa—Immigration drives Canada’s economy and fuels its future growth. As we continue to face an aging population and critical labour shortages in key sectors like health care, transportation and home building, newcomers are critical to help spur innovation, grow the economy, and support local businesses and communities. Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today tabled the 2024-2026 Immigration …