Immigration Canada puts up $30 million for newcomers to “sustainably” recover from the COVID-19 pandemic

Immigration Canada puts up $30 million for newcomers to “sustainably” recover from the COVID-19 pandemic
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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has announced an upcoming allocation of $30 million toward improving the delivery of services to newcomers

The announcement is an expression of interest for a two stage call for projects starting on October 15, 2020 with full proposals due from accepted parties around March 2021.

Final projects will receive funding to allow IRCC to “continue to support newcomers’ successful integration in the COVID-19 recovery period.”

The Government of Canada news release identifies that:

“The pandemic is having a major impact on the short- and long-term employment prospects of newcomers.”

Successful projects should aim to:

“...help address some of the challenges faced by newcomers, including racism and marginalization.”

In June, Rebel News reported that the Trudeau Liberals were aiming to make online citizenship ceremonies permanent. In today's release, the IRCC openly recognizes their “increased reliance in online service delivery.”

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