12 May Ottawa announced $65 million in funding to improve settlement services
Ottawa announced $65 million in funding to improve settlement services
On May 11, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) provided over $65 million in funding extensions to service provider organizations nationwide to continue important settlement services, which include services for racialized newcomer women, pre-arrival services, and language training for newcomers in French-speaking minority communities. With this funding, service provider organizations can deliver services to newcomers more efficiently, maximizing their economic and social integration. In addition, pre-arrival service investments support newcomers and families joining Canada’s diverse communities while strengthening Canada’s economy.
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Canada welcomed more Ukrainian nationals under the CUAET
On May 10, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) updated the number of Ukrainian newcomers arriving in Canada under the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET). According to the latest update, between January 1, 2022, and April 30, 2023, 28,866 Ukrainians arrived in Canada by land, and 187,460 Ukrainians reached by air. Between March 17, 2022, and April 29, 2023, IRCC received 1,014,647 applications under the CUAET. In total, IRCC has approved 698,398 applications from Ukrainian nationals. From March 17, 2022, to April 29, 2023, 151,800 Ukrainian arrived in Canada under the CUAET program.
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Canada accepted 450 Afghan refugees over the past week
On May 10, 2023, the Government of Canada made a new update regarding the Afghan refugees arriving in the country. The last update shows that Canada has accepted 450 Afghan refugees since May 3, 2023. As of now, Canada has welcomed a total of 31,130 Afghan refugees. Canada received 18,475 Afghans and their families’ applications under the Special Immigration Measures Program for Afghans who had assisted the Government of Canada in Afghanistan. 10,160 Afghans arrived in Canada under that program, and 16,165 Afghan nationals came under the Humanitarian program. In addition, Canada admitted 1,615 applicants under the pathway for extended family members of former interpreters.
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Saskatchewan to provide funding for Ukrainian students coming to Canada under the CUAET
On May 11, 2023, the Government of Saskatchewan announced that Ukrainian students who arrived in the province under the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) program within the last year would have access to funding to pay domestic tuition rates for post-secondary education. As a result, Ukrainian nationals who want to obtain post-secondary education in Saskatchewan will no longer have to pay higher international student tuition fees. This will help around two dozen Ukrainian students graduating from high schools in Saskatchewan this spring.