Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced the release of the Language Training for Canada video in Arabic. The purpose of the Language Training for Canada video is to raise newcomer awareness on the importance of official language skills for settlement in Canada.

The Language Training for Canada video is also available in English and French.

Posted: 03/18/2016 - 08:12

This unique Employment Summit will help Syrian Refugees learn about the Canadian workplace while providing practical skills for finding meaningful employment. The summit will feature a keynote on "Finding Success in Canadian Workplace" coupled with concurrent workshops.

Posted: 03/15/2016 - 07:57

The Toronto East Quadrant Local Immigration Partnership invites you to the second of a series of monthly meet-up events for Private Refugee Sponsors in Scarborough.
At this session, a Trainer at the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) will conduct an interactive workshop exploring the following themes:

  • Managing Expectations
  • Code of ethics for sponsoring groups
  • Integration Considerations

Also learn about service offered by Acces Employment Services.

You can read more and register for this event on through Eventbrite.

Posted: 03/10/2016 - 15:40

This multilingual fact sheet explains the services that are available to newcomers in Ontario. It is produced by the Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade.

Posted: 03/10/2016 - 14:50

These multilingual fact sheets include information on health care coverage and service options for Syrian refugees in Ontario. They are produced by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

Posted: 03/10/2016 - 14:47

A plane carrying the 25,000th Syrian refugee landed in Montreal Saturday night. Today marks the deadline for the government’s pledge to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of February. Now that the government has met its commitment, the resettlement process will slow down, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister John McCallum said last week.

Posted: 02/29/2016 - 11:36

Organizations in Leamington, Ontario, Peterborough, Ontario and Brooks, Alberta are stepping up to play a stronger role in resettling refugees in Canada.
The New Canadians’ Centre of Excellence (Leamington), the New Canadians Centre (Peterborough) and the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (Brooks) all successfully demonstrated they have the services in place to become new Resettlement Assistance Program centres and are able to start accepting government-assisted refugees.

Posted: 02/24/2016 - 14:39

This video shows newcomers how the Canadian tax system works and what Canada does with the taxes we pay. It also gives a quick overview of why a newcomer should file, where to get help when filing taxes, and the resources available so you can learn to prepare and file taxes yourself. Go to cra.gc.ca/newcomers to learn more.

The video is available in English, French and Arabic.

Posted: 02/23/2016 - 11:38

Ottawa is better prepared to accommodate the surge of Syrian refugees thanks to new provincial funding announced in late December. The Catholic Centre for Immigrants (CCI Ottawa)
will receive funding
to support both Government Assisted Refugees (GARs) and those who arrive through private sponsorship (PSRs).

Posted: 02/09/2016 - 14:05

The Public Health Agency of Canada has made the Parent's Guide to Vaccination print version available in English, French and Arabic to order print copies visit their website.

Posted: 02/09/2016 - 13:18