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November 02, 2017
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Growing Canada’s Economic Future
Historic multi-year immigration plan sets out highest levels in recent history
November 1, 2017—Toronto, ON— For years, we’ve seen how immigration strengthens Canada by spurring innovation and economic growth, supporting diverse and inclusive communities.
Today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced the Government of Canada’s historic multi-year immigration levels plan that will responsibly grow the number of permanent residents Canada welcomes annually.
Beginning with 310,000 new permanent residents in 2018, and growing to 330,000 in 2019 and 340,000 in 2020, this plan sets out the most ambitious immigration levels in recent history. This measured, gradual increase will trend towards one percent of the population by 2020, spurring innovation and representing a major investment in Canada’s prosperity, now and into the future.
Supporting both Canadian businesses and labour market needs, the multi-year immigration plan will foster economic growth in the face of slowing labour force growth and an ageing population. With approximately 60 percent of the increase, over the three year period, in the economic category, this plan helps distribute the benefits of immigration across Canada, responding to a unanimous call by provinces and territories earlier this fall.
Increased levels will create the space needed to reduce backlogs and decrease processing times for families sponsoring spouses, children, parents, grandparents, and caregivers.
The 2018-2020 multi-year immigration levels plan also fulfills our commitment to offer protection to those in need.
Canada’s well-managed immigration system is unique in the world. It places great emphasis on providing assistance to recently arrived newcomers to weather their migration transition period, learn English or French, find meaningful employment, and establish themselves in their communities.
Ensuring that newcomers integrate and contribute to our economy and our communities remains our priority, which is why this historic growth is being managed through a gradual annual increase over three years. This will allow settlement and integration partners time to plan and work with all levels of government to ensure that our world-class results for newcomers continue.
This past summer, Minister Hussen traveled across the country and heard from a variety of stakeholders, including businesses, labour, provinces and territories, families and advocates. They all sent a resounding message that increased immigration is a necessity for economic growth, community sustainability, and keeping Canada globally competitive.
“This historic multi-year immigration levels plan will benefit all Canadians because immigrants will contribute their talents to support our economic growth and innovation, helping to keep our country at the forefront of the global economy.”
– The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
October 26, 2017
The Association for New Canadians (ANC) is offering a new program available to newcomer youth who do not have a high school diploma or equivalent, and who require targeted programming to support their education and career goals.
TO PARTICIPATE YOU MUST:
• Be 18-29 years of age
• Not be attending high school
• Be evaluated in Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Level 2 or 3
• Be a Permanent Resident
THIS PROGRAM WILL SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF:
• Foundational skills related to language and literacy
• Communication and presentation skills
• Financial literacy and numeracy skills
• Essential skills
• Adult Basic Education (ABE)
Level 1 readiness skills
SKILLS WILL BE DEVELOPED THROUGH:
• Group and individualized instruction
• Authentic learning experiences
• Guest speakers
• Community outings
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT CLAIRE AT:
October 05, 2017
This is the second year Sankhar Sarki from Bhutan has helped to grow and harvest vegetables on a small plot tucked behind the Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice on Mount Scio Road in St. John’s.
“A lot, a lot of potatoes this year,” he said, pleased, when asked about the 2017 crop
October 04, 2017
The ANC is offering Evening ESL Classes at its ESL Training Centre on Smithville Crescent in St. John's - every Tuesday from 7-9 pm.
The classes are available in 4 different levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and Pronunciation.
For more information, please contact Marlene at (709) 726-6848 or linc@nfld
October 03, 2017
Are you a Permanent Resident, Canadian Citizen, or Provincial Nominee living outside St. John’s looking for English as a Second Language (ESL) training? Contact us today to enroll in our Outreach ESL Tutor Program!
This program provides eligible newcomers living outside the St. John’s region with one-on-one ESL tutoring for 5 hours per week.
To enroll in the Outreach ESL Tutor Program, please fill out the Intake Form found here. If you have any questions, please call Jon at (709) 579-9172 or email research@nfld...
September 28, 2017
Students and staff at the Association for New Canadians’ ESL Training Centre participated in the Terry Fox School Walk for the 6th year in a row in support of The Terry Fox Foundation.
Check out some pictures by clicking here
September 05, 2017
LINC Home Study Program:
This distance English as a Second Language (ESL) program is offered to eligible newcomers who wish to improve their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in English.
For more information on the LINC Home Study Program, download the program brochure at the link below or contact the ANC's ESL Training Centre at (709) 726-6848 or email@example.com
August 12, 2017
In honor of International Youth Day, we’re profiling some of the young people working with us this year as part of our ESL Summer Program for Children.
Click here to see more
July 21, 2017
Many thanks to representatives from the Read to Ride Program for hosting a ceremony at our ESL Training Centre and awarding a bicycle and helmet to a student from each level for their reading achievem...
July 12, 2017
The ANC hosted its 5th annual Multicultural Family Sports Day to celebrate Canadian Multiculturalism Day and Canada Day.
The event included a variety of family-oriented games, sports, and activities, face-painting, temporary tattoos, as well as snacks and refreshments.
The ANC would like to extend a sincere thanks to all funders who helped make this year's Multicultural Family Sports Day such a great success: Government of Canada, Scotiabank, Frontline Action, Harris Ryan Chartered Accountants, Lady Cove Women’s Choir, Participaction 150 Play List, Fortis, Project Kindness, and Canadian Tire.
We would also like to thank the following for their participation and contributions: Canadian Cancer Society, the City of St. John's REAL Program, Parks Canada, Cal LeGrow, and Cricket NL.
Click here to see some pictures from the day...