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Government of Canada introduces legislation for citizenship by descent

2024 May 23 Ottawa—Canadian citizenship is highly valued around the world. It provides the right to vote, to run for political office and to hold a Canadian passport. For many immigrants, citizenship is key to integration. It also provides a sense of belonging to a diverse and inclusive country built on the principles of democracy, equality and multiculturalism. Legislative changes...

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 permanent residents who have left...

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 Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of...

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 distributing the benefits of immigration...

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 potential nominees identified under the...

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 that the temporary policy allowing students to...

Changes to the Start-up Visa and Self-Employed Persons programs to help reduce backlogs and improve processing times

2024 April 29 Ottawa—Immigration is critical to the growth of our economy and our communities. Improving processing times is key to providing an immigration system that works better for newcomers and Canadians alike, which is why we are taking action to reduce wait times and modernize our programs and services. Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and...

Canada announces new immigration pilots to support rural and Francophone minority communities, will create a permanent program

2024 March 6 Sudbury, Ontario—Rural and Francophone minority communities are critical to Canada’s long-term growth, and regional immigration plays a key role in strengthening their economies. In particular, the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) has been successful in connecting businesses and employers in remote communities with the skilled newcomers they need to thrive. That is why today, the Honourable...

Canada announces the launch of the Canada–Finland Youth Mobility Agreement

Canada announces the launch of the Canada–Finland Youth Mobility Agreement

2024 March 1 Ottawa, Ontario—Canada continues to create new opportunities for Canadian youth to explore other cultures and build lasting connections abroad. The Government of Canada also welcomes youth from around the world to experience Canada’s diversity and richness through work and travel. Today, the Honorable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced that the Canada–Finland Youth Mobility...

Updated travel information for Mexican citizens coming to Canada

2024 February 29 February 29, 2024, 8:30 a.m. – Ottawa – Canada and Mexico have maintained a deep, positive and constructive diplomatic partnership over the past 80 years. We have worked to ensure North America is the world’s most competitive economic region and maintain strong bilateral, regional and multilateral cooperation. To support travel and people-to-people connections between Canada and Mexico, while...

Canada opens new visa application centre in Portugal

2024 February 19 Ottawa—Immigration is critical to Canada’s long-term success. Newcomers and visitors fuel our economy and add vibrancy to our communities. As we continue to receive high volumes of visa applications from around the world, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is committed to improving processing efficiency and client service. This includes expanding our international presence when needed. The...

Canada continues efforts to welcome French-speaking skilled newcomers

2024 February 9 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. The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced that, as...