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Settlement programs for newcomers to Canada

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) funds services that help newcomers settle and adapt to life in Canada.

These services include language training, information and referrals, help finding employment that matches newcomers’ skills and education, and help integrating into Canadian society.

The Settlement Program and Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) assist immigrants and refugees to overcome barriers specific to the newcomer experience (such as a lack of official language skills and limited knowledge of Canada) so that they can participate in social, cultural, civic and economic life in Canada. The programs focus on four areas: information and orientation; language training and skills development; labour market access; and welcoming communities. Most services are designed and delivered by service provider organizations, but certain services (such as some information provision) are delivered directly by IRCC, and some services are delivered overseas.

The Refugee Resettlement Assistance Program provides immediate and essential support services and income support to assist in meeting refugees’ resettlement needs. Essential services are supported through contributions to service provider organizations. RAP services include, but are not limited to, assistance with accommodations, links to federal and provincial programs, life skills training and orientation on financial and non-financial information.

Posted: Jan 5, 2019

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