Lincoln

Black History Month

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OTTAWA – Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship says the people in towns and communities across Canada will take a moment to recognize the life and legacy of Lincoln Alexander. A trailblazer in his own right, Lincoln MacCauley Alexander was born in Toronto. Years later, he would eventually become Canada’s …

Sean Fraser

Doubling immigration program for out-of-status construction workers in GTA

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Mississauga—The Government of Canada continues to deliver innovative immigration measures, such as creating pathways for out-of-status migrants, to help Canadian employers address critical labour shortages. In 2019, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), in partnership with the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), launched a permanent residence pilot program for 500 out-of-status workers in the construction industry in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Building …

Sean Fraser

Immigrant attraction program extended in Thunder Bay

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Ottawa – Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship said: “Proud to see another successful Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot in Thunder Bay! In 2022, it helped secure F-T, permanent positions for 281 foreign skilled workers with 144 businesses and organizations, well surpassing initial goals.”

Sean Fraser

Investing in affordable transit options for Pictou County 

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Stellarton – Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, Pat Dunn, Minister of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Pictou Centre, Her Worship Nancy Dicks, Mayor of the Town of New Glasgow, and Danny MacGillivray, Executive Director of Central Highlands Association of the Disabled, announced joint funding of …

Sean Fraser welcomes immigrants

Canada welcomes historic number of newcomers in 2022

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Government reaches target of 431,645 new permanent residents Ottawa—Canada has experienced one of the fastest recoveries from the pandemic, thanks in large part to our approach to immigration. Newcomers enrich our communities, and contribute to our economy by working, creating jobs and supporting local businesses. Recognizing their value, the Government of Canada planned to welcome 431,645 new permanent residents in 2022. Sean …

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Ottawa – Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, said that the government has made significant progress in reducing backlogs and modernizing our services. We’ve digitized applications, hired new employees, streamlined processes, & harnessed automation technologies to increase efficiency. Processed 2X as many applications this year – a total of 4.8M!

Gudie Hutchings Minister of Rural Economic Development

$31m to bring high-speed Internet to over 4,700 NS households 

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Rural communities to benefit from increased connectivity to high-speed Internet Ottawa – No matter where they live, all Canadians need reliable and affordable high-speed Internet. The Government of Canada is taking action to get people living in rural and remote communities connected to high-speed Internet. Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, on behalf of Gudie Hutchings, Minister of …

Sean Fraser

Record-breaking year to process immigration applications

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Pandemic backlogs reduced by nearly half a million applications in 4 months Ottawa—Immigration is critical to Canada’s economy and our communities, and it is a large part of our identity as Canadians. Newcomers helped build our country, were on the front lines as we battled the pandemic, and remain key to our success. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has been …

Sean Fraser

Supporting gender equality by addressing barriers to employment

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Halifax—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. As part of Canada’s 16 Days …

Anita Anand

PRs welcome to apply now to join Canadian Armed Forces 

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Ottawa – Permanent residents represent an important, skilled, and diverse workforce in Canada. This is why today, the Minister of National Defence, Anita Anand, announced that permanent residents are welcome to apply to enroll in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). The authority for the enrolment of a citizen of another country, who has permanent resident status under the Immigration and Refugee …