RIF Manitoba: Francophone service pathway – Resource for English-speaking sector staff

Réseau en Immigration Francophone (RIF) Manitoba has shared with our sector the new resource to help English-speaking sector staff when making referrals to Francophone services. This will ensure that clients will receive consistent information throughout the sector. Please feel free to share this resource with your friends or colleagues! Resource for English speaking sector staff…

UNHCR Canada Report – Are refugees good for Canada? A look at Canadian refugee integration

The following study surveys the most recent data and research available to provide a glimpse into the lives and achievements of the one million refugees who arrived in Canada since 1980. It should serve as a useful source for those interested in explaining to various audiences how refugees integrate and contribute to Canadian society and…

Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR): Information on Pilot for Excluded Family Members

Pilot for Excluded Family Members: Practical Information: This document provides basic information for newcomers and those who support them about a pilot project that allows some people to sponsor family members who were not originally declared to immigration authorities (and who are therefore Excluded Family Members). https://ccrweb.ca/en/pilot-excluded-family-members-practical-information ———————– Projet pilote pour les membres de la famille…

Improving Settlement Services Across Canada

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration has just released its report on Improving Settlement Services Across Canada.  The report was presented to the House on June 19, 2019. The Committee studied settlement services provided for newcomers focusing on the range of services available and best practices in service delivery; criteria for…

New IRCC Settlement Language Videos

IRCC has released two new settlement language videos that can be shared widely with staff and newcomers alike: Language training options for newcomers to Canada describes the language training and learning opportunities offered through the Settlement Program. This video will help newcomers understand what they can expect from different types of language programming, including formal…

Information on Interim Federal Health for Refugee Claimants

Refugee claimants found eligible for the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) are entitled to receive short term health-care coverage funded by the Government of Canada. This info sheet describes what services are covered under the Interim Federal Health Program. Service providers may also find this tool on the Blue Cross / Medivae website useful. The…

NATIONAL LIP LEARNING EVENT REPORT 2018 / RAPPORT DE 2018 SUR L’ÉVÉNEMENT D’APPRENTISSAGE NATIONAL SUR LES PLI

Building on the success of three events for Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs) in the prairies and northern territories region, the 2018 National LIP Learning Event gathered LIP staff and municipal representatives from British Columbia, Yukon, Alberta, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and PEI. For two days, these delegates attended plenary presentations…