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…


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…

COPA: Resources on prevention of violence, bullying and child abuse

COPA provides schools and communities with unique multimedia educational resources, as well as training, professional development and opportunities for capacity- building and consultation throughout the province of Ontario. COPA is the Ontario Provincial Coordinator of the Francophone Settlement Workers’ in Schools Program, supported by IRCC. Le COPA offre aux écoles et aux collectivités des ressources…

MANSO: Acronyms used in the Manitoba Settlement Sector – Acronymes utilisés par le secteur de l’établissement du Manitoba

MANSO developed this list of acronyms frequently used in the settlement sector to help our member organizations with key terminology.  The tool was last updated in September 2018. This resource includes an alphabetical list of acronyms in English, with the equivalent acronyms in French (where possible), as well as a brief description in English and…

Evaluation of the Provincial Nominee Program

IRCC has released their Evaluation of the Provincial Nominee Program.  Available in English and French below:

IRCC Settlement Program Evaluation

The IRCC Settlement Program Evaluation 2018 is now available in both French and English on their website.

CAMH: The Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Project

This project is an evidence-based, capacity-building initiative designed to enhance your knowledge and skills as a settlement, social or health service provider, to appropriately respond to the unique mental health needs of new immigrants and refugees, and to foster inter-sector and inter-professional collaboration. The project will contribute to advancing the network of service provision for…

IRCC Language Training Videos

The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship’s YouTube channel features a video promoting federally-funded settlement language training in Canada. Available in French,  English , Arabic , Mandarin, Spanish, Hindi, and Farsi.

Canada Revenue Agency – Fact Sheets for Newcomers

The Canada Revenue Agency has prepared some facts sheets and posters to help newcomers understand what benefits are available through the CRA (and why filing taxes is important). Fact Sheets for Newcomers: Newcomer Fact Sheet – English Newcomer Fact Sheet – French Newcomer Fact Sheet – Arabic Newcomer Fact Sheet – Tagalog Newcomer Fact Sheet…

CIMI: The Canadian Index for Measuring Integration

The Canadian Institute for Identities and Migration presents the Canadian Index for Measuring Integration (CIMI), the first of its kind in Canada. The CIMI fills an existing knowledge gap by providing a composite measure to evaluate the relative performance of immigrants compared to their receiving society.