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Jul 09, 2020, 15:03 ET Citizenship change benefits couples with fertility issues and same-sex couples

OTTAWA, ON, July 9, 2020 /CNW/ - Canadian families are as diverse as Canadians themselves, and everyone deserves the same rights and opportunities, no matter who they love or how they identify. In...


Jul 09, 2020, 06:35 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Minister Mendicino to make announcement related to the citizenship process/

OTTAWA, ON, July 8, 2020 /CNW/ - The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, P.C., M.P., Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, will discuss a change to the citizenship process to make it more...


Jul 08, 2020, 20:03 ET Media Advisory - Minister Mendicino to make announcement related to the citizenship process

OTTAWA, ON, July 8, 2020 /CNW/ - The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, P.C., M.P., Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, will discuss a change to the citizenship process to make it more...


Jul 01, 2020, 09:51 ET Statement from the Honourable Marco Mendicino in celebration of Canada Day

OTTAWA, July 1, 2020 /CNW/ - The Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, issued the following statement: "Happy Canada Day 2020! "This Canada Day is certainly...


Jul 01, 2020, 09:00 ET Media Advisory - A Celebration of Citizenship - Canada Day 2020

OTTAWA, ON, July 1, 2020 /CNW/ - Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada, the Institute of Canadian Citizenship and the MaRS Discovery District are proud to host A Celebration of Citizenship...


Jun 29, 2020, 14:51 ET Media Advisory - A Celebration of Citizenship - Canada Day 2020

OTTAWA, ON, June 29, 2020 /CNW/ - Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada, the Institute of Canadian Citizenship and the MaRS Discovery District are proud to host A Celebration of Citizenship...


Jun 25, 2020, 13:39 ET Canada continues to explore innovative solutions for refugees

OTTAWA, ON, June 25, 2020 /CNW/ - The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today reaffirmed Canada's ongoing commitment to exploring innovative...


Jun 25, 2020, 12:43 ET NOTICE TO MEDIA - A Celebration of Citizenship Canada Day 2020

OTTAWA, June 25, 2020 /CNW/ - As part of Canada Day 2020, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada, the Institute of Canadian Citizenship and the MaRS Discovery District are proud to invite you to ...


Jun 20, 2020, 09:38 ET Ministers Mendicino, Champagne and Gould mark World Refugee Day

OTTAWA, June 20, 2020 /CNW/ - The Honourable Marco E.L. Mendicino, M.P., P.C., Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, M.P., Minister of Foreign ...


Jun 20, 2020, 08:20 ET Media Advisory - Citizenship ceremony to mark World Refugee Day

OTTAWA, June 20, 2020 /CNW/ - As part of World Refugee Day, The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, P.C., M.P., Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, will welcome thirteen new members,...


May 15, 2020, 14:51 ET Agri-Food Pilot begins accepting applications May 15

OTTAWA, May 15, 2020 /CNW/ - The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced that effective today, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada...


May 12, 2020, 13:31 ET Government announces help for employers to meet their labour needs

Process launched today allows temporary workers get back to work quickly OTTAWA, May 12, 2020 /CNW/ - With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting almost every sector in Canada, temporary foreign workers and ...


Apr 22, 2020, 15:32 ET Removing barriers for international students working in essential services to fight COVID-19

Temporary rule change aimed at helping health-care facilities, other workplaces under pressure OTTAWA, April 22, 2020 /CNW/ - To help battle the COVID-19 outbreak, starting immediately, the...


Mar 20, 2020, 20:38 ET Canada provides update on exemptions to travel restrictions to protect Canadians and support the economy

OTTAWA, March 20, 2020 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is providing an update on travel restrictions put in place to stem the spread of COVID-19. Exemptions to the air travel restrictions will apply ...


Mar 12, 2020, 11:59 ET Canada announces plan to continue growing the economy and creating middle class jobs through responsible increases in newcomers

OTTAWA, March 12, 2020 /CNW/ - Today the Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, tabled the 2020‒2022 Immigration Levels Plan in the House of Commons. The new...


Mar 11, 2020, 10:24 ET Canadian employers recognized for their work with newcomers to Canada

OTTAWA, March 11, 2020 /CNW/ - Each year, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recognizes the innovative efforts of businesses across Canada in improving the integration of newcomers...


Mar 04, 2020, 12:20 ET Media Advisory - Minister Mendicino delivers the Oath of Citizenship at the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada office in Calgary

CALGARY, March 4, 2020 /CNW/ - The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, P.C., M.P., Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, will welcome 94 new citizens at a citizenship ceremony at the...


Mar 02, 2020, 14:11 ET Statement on Fraud Prevention Month

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Feb 18, 2020, 10:43 ET Oath of Citizenship bill tabled in Parliament

Proposed change will recognize rights of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples OTTAWA, Feb. 18, 2020 /CNW/ - The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship,...


Feb 12, 2020, 10:20 ET Media Advisory - Minister Mendicino celebrates National Flag of Canada Day and the 10th anniversary of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics by delivering the Oath of Citizenship

VANCOUVER, Feb. 12, 2020 /CNW/ - The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, P.C., M.P., Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and the Canadian Club of Vancouver, will host a special...


Jan 18, 2020, 13:12 ET Celebrating Active Citizenship with the Ottawa Senators

20 families from 20 countries take oath of citizenship before NHL hockey game OTTAWA, Jan. 18, 2020 /CNW/ - Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) today partnered with the Ottawa...


Jan 18, 2020, 07:30 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Ottawa Senators to welcome 20 new Canadian families from 20 countries for 2020/

OTTAWA, Jan. 17, 2020 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, P.C., M.P., Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Marie-France Lalonde, Member of Parliament for Orléans, ...


Jan 17, 2020, 13:27 ET Media Advisory - Ottawa Senators to welcome 20 new Canadian families from 20 countries for 2020

OTTAWA, Jan. 17, 2020 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, P.C., M.P., Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Marie-France Lalonde, Member of Parliament for Orléans, ...


Jan 15, 2020, 10:26 ET Special Citizenship Ceremony at Pier 21 attended by Minister Mendicino

Today, many immigrants, including a well-known Antigonish business owner, realized their dreams of Canadian citizenship HALIFAX, Jan. 15, 2020 /CNW/ - Fifty immigrants from 14 countries became...


Jan 15, 2020, 06:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Minister Mendicino delivers the Oath of Citizenship at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in Halifax/

HALIFAX, Jan. 13, 2020 /CNW/ - The Honourable Marco E.L. Mendicino, P.C., M.P., Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, will welcome 50 new citizens at a special citizenship ceremony held...