Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) administers the Settlement Program and Resettlement Assistance Program to help newcomers settle and adapt to life in Canada, setting them on a path to integration and full citizenship. Through these programs, IRCC works with many partners to deliver services to newcomers.
The Settlement Program assists immigrants and refugees to overcome barriers specific to newcomers’ experiences so that they can fully participate in social, cultural, civic and economic life in Canada and acquire citizenship.
Only the following persons are eligible to receive IRCC settlement services:
- Permanent residents of Canada
- Protected persons as defined in Section 95 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
- Individuals who have been selected to become permanent residents (pending verifications) and who have been informed, by a letter from IRCC
- Temporary foreign workers who hold or received approval of a work permit under section 112 or received initial approval for permanent residence under section 113 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations
- Canadian citizens and non-permanent residents are not eligible persons.
The 6 service types are:
- Needs assessment and referrals
- Information and orientation
- Language training
- Employment-related services
- Support services
- Building community connections
Programs and Services
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