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Tri-Cities News

This section features stories related to our strategic priorities and local news relevant to the Tri-Cities on immigrant inclusion.

Canada’s Immigration Levels Plan 2024-2026 addresses housing and healthcare

On November 1st Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) released the Immigration Levels Plan 2024-2026. The sets the target for the number of permanent resident admissions to Canada for the next three years. Canada will admit 485,000 new permanent residents in 2024 and 500,000 annually in both each of 2024 and 2025. Immigration Minister Marc […]


Canada’s immigration levels will need to rise in the future

On November 1st, Canada announced that it would be keeping immigration levels constant, hoping to welcome roughly 500,000 immigrants a year, in 2025 and 2026. While Canada’s current immigration levels are already at record-breaking highs, a recent report from the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) suggests that immigration levels will likely need to rise again soon; further stating […]


Automation to speed up processing of International Experience Canada work permits

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is improving how it processes International Experience Canada (IEC) work permits by expanding the use of automation technology. A new tool will help process IEC work permit applications by triaging applications based on their complexity and approving eligibility for routine applications. This will improve efficiency by making decisions faster […]


New act streamlines credential recognition for internationally trained professionals

British Columbians will soon benefit from internationally trained professionals having an easier path to working in their chosen careers and filling crucial skills shortages as the International Credentials Recognition Act received royal assent on Nov. 8, 2023. “Skilled professionals from around the world move to B.C. hoping to put their skills to good use, but […]


Celebrate advocates for anti-racism, multiculturalism

By The Government of British Columbia | People throughout B.C. are encouraged to submit nominations for annual awards that recognize outstanding work in strengthening multiculturalism and fighting racism. Nominations will open on Nov. 1, 2023, for the B.C. Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Awards, recognizing individuals and organizations in British Columbia that are working to enrich inclusion […]