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Free replacement documents and measures for people affected by the 2024 wildfire season

2024 July 22 Ottawa—Last year, Canada experienced the worst wildfire season on record, which threatened the health, safety and economic stability of people in Canada and their communities. Canada’s climate is warming twice as fast as the global average. As our climate continues to change, extreme hot temperatures will become more frequent and more intense due...

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Minister Miller highlights Budget 2024 investments to support local performing arts and fairness for every generation

2024 June 26 Montréal – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Growing communities need more infrastructure. Community facilities, like libraries and cultural and recreation centres, are essential spaces where Canadians can come together as neighbours. That is why, as part of Budget 2024, the federal government committed to investing in cities and towns across the country....

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Canada improves fairness for applicants by ending post-graduation work permit “flagpoling”

2024 June 21 Ottawa—A safe and secure flow of goods and people across the Canada–United States border is critical to North America’s economy and the close person-to-person ties that Canadians and Americans enjoy. That’s why we continue to look for ways to make it easier and faster to cross the border without compromising the integrity...

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Canada announces new pilot programs to support caregivers and Canadian families, intends to make the caregivers program permanent

2024 June 3 Toronto—Caregivers from abroad are invaluable to Canadian families. Their hard work makes a difference in the lives of those they care for, including children, seniors and persons with disabilities. As the Home Child Care Provider Pilot and the Home Support Worker Pilot come to a close later this month, the Honourable Marc Miller,...

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Temporary measures to support family members affected by the crisis in Haiti

2024 May 23 Ottawa—As the security situation in Haiti remains volatile, the Government of Canada continues to take action to help people who have been impacted by the violence and deteriorating security conditions. Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced temporary measures to support family members of Canadian citizens or...

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Community applications now open for new rural and Francophone immigration pilots

2024 May 21 Ottawa, ON—Rural and Francophone minority communities are key to both Canada’s long-term growth and our linguistic vitality. However, these communities face unique economic and demographic challenges. That is why the Government of Canada is launching two new pilots this fall to attract the skilled workers they need to grow their economies and communities. Today, the...

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Federal-Provincial-Territorial Immigration Ministers Commit to Ongoing Collaboration to Strengthen the Immigration System

2024 May 10 Montréal—The Forum of Ministers Responsible for Immigration (FMRI) met today to discuss Canada’s immigration levels planning for 2025–2027. Canada’s immigration ministers discussed the economic and social benefits of immigration, levels of permanent and temporary residents, and related capacity pressures. Ministers emphasized that a well-managed immigration system is critical to Canada’s objective of...

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New measure to support skilled temporary workers in Manitoba

2024 May 8 Ottawa—Regional economic immigration programs support the sustainable growth and economic stability of our country, and contribute significantly to the cultural diversity and enrichment of Canada. Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced that Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has approved Manitoba’s request to extend temporary resident status for...

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Canada to introduce new rules around off-campus work hours for international students

2024 April 29 Ottawa—International students enrich Canada’s social, cultural and economic fabric. That is why, in recent months, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has introduced reforms to the International Student Program, to ensure system integrity while protecting students from fraud and financial vulnerability. The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced today...