Canadian Council for Refugees: COVID-19 Statement/ Déclaration COVID-19

On March 23, 2020, the Canadian Council for Refugees released a massage that urges everyone to remain open to people in precarious situations in Canada and around the world. These moments define our humanity: we must remain open to refugees and vulnerable migrants. Read more.  Le 23 mars 2020 – Conseil canadien pour les réfugiés.  Ces moments déterminent…

Canada provides update on exemptions to travel restrictions to protect Canadians and support the economy

On March 20, 2020, The Government of Canada has provided an update on travel restrictions put in place to stem the spread of COVID-19. Exemptions to the air travel restrictions will apply to foreign nationals who have already committed to working, studying or making Canada their home, and travel by these individuals will be considered essential…

Canada announces plan to continue growing the economy and creating middle class jobs through responsible increases in newcomers

March 12, 2020—Ottawa – Today the Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, tabled the 2020-2022 Immigration Levels Plan in the House of Commons. The new plan will benefit all Canadians because immigration drives economic growth, spurs innovation and helps employers access the talent they need to thrive. Supplementary Information 2020-2022 Immigration Levels Plan…

Canadian employers recognized for their work with newcomers to Canad

Each year, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recognizes the innovative efforts of businesses across Canada in improving the integration of newcomers into the labour market. Today, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced the winners of this year’s IRCC Employer Awards for Newcomer Employment. The 4 winners were commended…

Stay informed: Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Please stay up to date with the latest information from your local and federal health authorities! Below is a list of resources that MANSO compiled to keep you informed of the current situation. IRCC – Measure for temporary and permanent residents and applicants affected by COVID-19 New! Exemptions to travel restrictions Outbreak update from the Government…

2020 International Women’s Day theme: #BecauseOfYou

  March 8 is International Women’s Day, a global day of recognition celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and girls, and raising awareness of the work left to be done. Join the conversation and find out why International Women’s Day is celebrated in Canada and around the world.. Le 8 mars,…

March is Fraud Prevention Month / Mars est le Mois de la prévention de la fraude

        Fraud Prevention Month is an annual campaign that aims to prevent people from becoming victims of fraud. Visit canada.ca/immigration-fraud to find useful information and promotional tools like posters and tip sheets that are available in multiple languages. You can also visit the IRCC YouTube channel to find the video playlist of all the existing fraud prevention…

Manitoba government issues Ministerial mandate letters

On March 4, 2020, the Province of Manitoba government has released new Ministerial mandate letters. The government has also set an agenda for the legislative session. The budget for Manitoba 2020 will be unveiled on March 11, 2020. Read the news release here. Le 4 mars 2020, le gouvernement du Manitoba a publié de nouvelles…

Oath of Citizenship bill tabled in Parliament

On February 18, 2020, the Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, introduced a bill to amend the Citizenship Act to change Canada’s Oath of Citizenship. Read the official news release from IRCC’s website here. The bill responds to calls of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) by recognizing rights of First Nations,…