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Speeding up spousal applications

September 24, 2020 — Ottawa — Today, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, is announcing action to speed up spousal application processing and help families build their lives together in Canada. Immigration, Refugees...

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Visitors can apply for work permit

Visitors can apply for work permit

The following statement was issued by IRCC on Monday, August 24, 2020 Visitors who are currently in Canada and have a valid job offer will be able to apply for an employer-specific work permit and, if approved, receive the permit without having to leave the country,...

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Josephine’s first job in Ottawa

Josephine’s first job in Ottawa

Meet Josephine, a CCI client who wants to share the story of her first job in Ottawa. My name is Josephine and working at Dollarama was one of my first work experiences in Canada. I worked at the cash register and in the store answering customers’ questions and...

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Terrariums equal family fun

Settlement and integration can be a long process for newcomers. There's adapting to daily life, finding a new job, learning a new language, figuring out where to buy groceries, shop, where to send the children to school and more. We help newcomers with all of those...

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COVID-19 update

A message to our community about COVID 19 We are committed to maintaining critical and essential services to clients. As the COVID 19 situation continues to evolve, the Catholic Centre for Immigrants is following the advice of Public Health Officials to ensure the...

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CCI statement on systemic racism

CCI statement on systemic racism

Today, CCI Ottawa stands united with the Black community in our city, province and country. We grieve with the Black community the senseless deaths of Black people that have occurred in the United States and in Canada. Our city is not immune to systemic racism. We...

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Home kits for newcomers

Home kits for newcomers

Every day we help newcomers settle and integrate into your community. Some of these newcomers arrive in Ottawa after having lived years in a refugee camp. As excited as they are to start a new life in Canada, they face many challenges, such as learning a new language,...

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Meet Jimmy, a thriving newcomer

Meet Jimmy, a thriving newcomer

Venezuela is in crisis. The South American country has been in decline for years with a collapsing economy and increasing political opposition. In 2018, abut 4 million Venezuelans fled the country to escape violence, food shortages and hyperinflation. We want to...

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Immigrants represent almost one quarter of the population of the City of Ottawa.

Welcoming Newcomers to Ottawa since 1954

CCI Ottawa celebrated our 65th anniversary in 2019. Your contribution as a Donor, Member, or Volunteer tells us that you value the work we do together to integrate newcomers from every part of the world.

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