Canada marks 10,000 arrivals of Afghan refugees

March 30, 2022 — Ottawa, Ontario – Today, Canada marked an important milestone by welcoming over 10,000 Afghan refugees since August 2021. The latest newcomers arrived in Toronto on a charter flight with nearly 300 Afghan nationals. The Honourable Sean Fraser,...

Canadians continue to welcome Afghans

February 18, 2022 — Ottawa – The Government of Canada is working hard to resettle at least 40,000 Afghan nationals as quickly and safely as possible. Over the past week, 335 government-assisted and privately sponsored Afghan refugees arrived in Canada on 10 commercial...

Immigration plans unveiled

February 14, 2022 — Ottawa — Our immigration system has helped shape Canada into the country it is today – one that is prosperous, diverse, and welcoming to those in need. Newcomers enrich and better our communities, and they work every day to create jobs, care for...

Thank you IRC

A big thank you to Islamic Relief Canada. The organization has made CCI Ottawa one of the recipients of its Share Your Warmth initiative. This is an initiative across the country with volunteers gathering at Ottawa’s Islamic Relief Centre to package winter relief kits...

Minister Mendicino marks Citizenship Week

Ottawa, May 17, 2021 — The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, P.C., M.P., Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today issued the following statement to mark Citizenship Week: “Today, Canadians celebrate the start of Citizenship Week, a time to express...