Collectively, we have a deep impact on building welcoming and inclusive communities for everyone and facilitating the settlement of refugees and im/migrants. Help us to tell the story of our impact by completing the OCASI 2023 Member Survey. It will take about 15 minutes of your time!
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We are looking to partner with you to deliver basic worker health and safety awareness sessions to newcomers. Using a train-the-trainer approach, we would equip you with the resources, skills and support necessary to deliver these sessions to your clients, at your location.
The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced the addition of 13 countries to the electronic travel authorization (eTA) program.
May 31, 2023—Ottawa—With employers eagerly seeking to fill countless vacant positions across the country, immigration emerges as a vital piece to solving this puzzle. Recognizing this reality, the Government of Canada is building an immigration system that acts as a catalyst for growth, empowering businesses, helping address their labour needs and strengthening French communities.
Ontario Removing Unfair Work Barriers for Skilled Newcomers - Professional Engineers Ontario first regulated profession to remove Canadian experience requirement following provincial legislation.
Laura Osman, The Canadian Press March 27, 2023
Oleksandra Verovkina and her son, Danylo, would stroll half a block through the back alley behind their apartment to a large forest. They would walk hand in hand beneath the tall trees, the air filled with the scent of pine resin, until the three-year old lost steam, and then return home.
Michael Lee CTV News March 22, 2023
The federal government will give Ukrainians overseas until mid-July to apply for a free temporary visa to Canada under an emergency program put in place last year following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Refugee women sometimes experience intimate partner violence. Do you know how pre-migration and migration trauma can impact the safety of refugee women and their families? Do you know how to work collaboratively with violence against women experts in your community? Does your organization have policies and protocols in place to help you respond safely and effectively to situations of intimate partner violence?
We hope that you will accept our invitation to take advantage of this free training for yourself or your organization to help standardize your RAP workers' approach to aiding female refugee survivors of violence.
Ottawa, February 28, 2023—Foreign nationals who are in Canada as visitors and who receive a valid job offer will continue to be able to apply for and receive a work permit without having to leave the country. Visitors applying under this public policy who held a work permit within the last 12 months will also continue to be able to request interim work authorization to begin working for their new employer more quickly. Set to expire today, this COVID-era temporary public policy has been extended by 2 years, until February 28, 2025.
February 17, 2023—Ottawa—Canada continues to be a global leader in refugee resettlement and integration.