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How IRCC plans to support communities

November 30, 2023

On October 31st, Immigration Minister Marc Miller announced plans to improve Canada’s immigration system. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has consulted with stakeholders and the public throughout the year to help guide reforms and build a stronger immigration system.

IRCC has been incorporating this feedback to implement its new immigration strategy, called An Immigration System for Canada’s Future.

The strategy provides guidelines that include better aligning the needs of the labour market with the immigration system, modernizing the system to allow newcomers to easily submit and track their applications, improving IRCC’s service standard, promoting francophone immigration in communities across Canada and helping smaller communities attract and retain newcomers.

Part of the strategy involves considering the support and services required by newcomers and Canadians alike, include housing and healthcare. Further, the strategy states that the key to an effective newcomer plan is ensuring that the benefits of immigration are spread across the country and into various smaller communities.