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…

Kichi-Asotamatowin: Land & Treaties Curriculum

MANSO and Immigration Partnership Winnipeg are pleased to announce the launch of the Kichi-Asotamatowin*: Land & Treaties Curriculum for English as an Additional adult language program.  The curriculum is for use in LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) programs as well as more informal contexts like conversation classes and one-on-one tutoring. The curriculum was…

New College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants to open this fall

August 10, 2021—Ottawa—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 exploit…

Government of Canada invests $100 million in Service Improvement Delivery (SDI) process to support newcomers’ integration

August 12, 2021—Ottawa—Settlement services are crucial to a newcomer’s success in Canada. They help new Canadians get work, learn English or French, find a place to live and, more broadly, succeed in this country. With the pandemic exacerbating the already challenging process of beginning a new life in a new land, settlement services have never…

IRCC to accept a record number of applications for the 2021 Parents and Grandparents Program

July 20, 2021—Ottawa—Canada’s Parents and Grandparents (PGP) Program is unique in the world. It gives families the chance to reunite here, providing them with the opportunity to thrive in this country. Family reunification plays a significant role in attracting, retaining and integrating immigrants who contribute to our success as a country. Building on the success…