July 12, 2019 – Mississauga – Canada is committed to attracting the best talent from around the world to fill skill shortages, drive local economies, and create and support middle-class jobs in communities across the country that will benefit all Canadians.
The Agri-Food Immigration Pilot will test a new, industry-specific approach to help address the labour needs of the Canadian agri-food sector, particularly in meat processing and mushroom production.
Canada is supporting the Association for New Canadians to help newcomers better integrate into the community by improving employment services.
July 6, 2019—Vernon, BC— Vernon is one of 11 rural and northern communities selected as part of the new Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot to invite newcomers to make this B.C. community their forever home.
The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Jean Asselborn, Luxembourg’s Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, today signed a new bilateral Youth Mobility Arrangement between Canada and Luxembourg.
July 3, 2019 – Dieppe, N.B. – Canada is supporting 7 organizations across the country to provide official language training services for French-speaking newcomers choosing to settle in a Francophone minority community.
In November 2018, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) launched an expression of interest process to solicit proposals from organizations able to deliver French and English language training to newcomers who declare French as their language of preference and want to make a Francophone minority community their new home.
Happy Canada Day! Across the country today, people from all walks of life join in celebration of Canada’s birthday. This may be the second-largest country in the world, but our sense of community and attachment feels more like a neighbourhood. We certainly saw this last month, when the Toronto Raptors won the NBA championship, unifying people all across the country. We love our geography, but we don’t let the enormity of it keep us apart.
June 27, 2019 – Ottawa, ON – The Government of Canada is providing $10.1 million to help the City of Ottawa cover the costs incurred for temporary housing related to the influx of asylum claimants. This funding is in addition to the $7 million provided to the City of Ottawa in April 2019.
Each year, citizenship ceremonies take place across the country on Canada Day to welcome our newest Canadians. This year, 42 citizenship ceremonies will be held across Canada on July 1.