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Fun with gingerbread houses

By Callum McDonell “Harder than it looks.” That was the consensus that emerged from CCI’s attempt to build gingerbread houses, a part of the virtual Holiday Cheer event held a week before Christmas. Some people were remarkably successful. A professional-caliber...

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COVID-19 update

A message to our community about COVID 19 We are still helping newcomers from all over the world settle and integrate into the Ottawa community. Whether it's learning a new language, getting help with finding a job, or enrolling your children into school, we are here...

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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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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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