Government of Canada’s continuing support for 10 projects under the Racialized Newcomer Women Pilot

December 9, 2022—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…

Canada’s 2023–2025 Immigration Levels Plan

The 2023–2025 Immigration Levels Plan, the 2022 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration, and the final report on the 2022 consultations on immigration levels have now been published. The plan embraces immigration as a strategy to help businesses find workers and to attract the skills required in key sectors—including health care, skilled trades, manufacturing and technology—to manage the social and…

List of Resources: Support for the Ukrainian Community in Canada

Last updated: January 24, 2023 Below is a list of resources that MANSO has compiled to keep you informed of the current situation. Operation Ukrainian Safe Haven Information, Resources, and Updates Welcome Package for Ukrainian Arrivals When you first arrive in Canada, there is a lot to do, but there is also a lot of…

New immigration plan to fill labour market shortages and grow Canada’s economy

February 14, 2022—Ottawa— Our immigration system has helped shape Canada into the country it is today – one that is prosperous, diverse, and welcoming to those in need. Newcomers enrich and better our communities, and they work every day to create jobs, care for our loved ones, and support local businesses. Throughout the pandemic, they…

Government of Canada invests $35 million to expand settlement services for newcomers in small towns and rural communities

January 17, 2022—Ottawa—Newcomers to Canada play a crucial role in the future of our country and contribute in important ways to our society and economic recovery from the pandemic. To ensure newcomers settling in small towns and rural communities have access to essential services during their first year in Canada, the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister…

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot is now a Permanent Immigration Program

December 17, 2021—Ottawa— Building on the success of the pilot, the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today announced the launch of the Atlantic Immigration Program. This new permanent program will officially open on January 1, 2022, helping the Atlantic provinces attract the skilled newcomers they need to address economic and demographic…

New College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants officially opens

November 24, 2021—Ottawa, Ontario—Canada is one of the top destinations in the world, with millions of people from across the globe hoping to come here every year to settle, visit or work. To navigate the immigration system, many people turn to consultants or other services for help. While nearly all operate honestly, unscrupulous actors can…

Manitoba K-12 English as an Additional Language (EAL) Curriculum

The Province of Manitoba released a finalized K-12 English as an Additional Language curriculum framework Manitoba Kindergarten to Grade 12 Curriculum Framework for English as an Additional Language (EAL) and Literacy, Academics and Language (LAL) Programming (2021)   These four documents describe EAL Domains and Progressions for Kindergarten to Grade 12 students who are learning…

National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 – version 1.0

On September 21st, 2021, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and Statistics Canada released the new National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 for data collection purposes. ESDC’s programs are expected to start the implementation process of the NOC 2021 in late 2022 as survey and census data based on the new classification becomes available. The NOC 2021…

Stay informed: Canada’s response to the situation in Afghanistan

On August 13, 2021, the Government of Canada announced an expanded resettlement program, intended to resettle 20,000 vulnerable Afghan nationals in Canada. Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Learn about Canada’s response to the situation in Afghanistan and the supports that are available, including: A tool to find out what special measures you may be…