Settlement and resettlement
CIC funds services that help newcomers settle and adapt to life in Canada. These services include language training, information and referrals, help finding employment that matches newcomers’ skills and education, and help integrating into Canadian society.
The Settlement Program assists immigrants and refugees to overcome barriers specific to the newcomer experience (such as a lack of official language skills and limited knowledge of Canada) so that they can participate in social, cultural, civic and economic life in Canada. The program focuses on four areas: information and orientation; language training and skills development; labour market access; and welcoming communities. Most services are designed and delivered by service provider organizations, but certain services (such as some information provision) are delivered directly by CIC, and some services are delivered overseas.
The Refugee Resettlement Assistance Program for government-assisted refugees (GARs) provides immediate and essential support services and income support to assist in meeting refugees’ resettlement needs. Essential services are supported through contributions to service provider organizations. RAP services include, but are not limited to, reception services, assistance with accommodations, links to mandatory federal and provincial programs, life skills training, and orientation on financial and non-financial information.
Open call for proposals
Organizations and individuals can now submit pre-arrival services projects for up to two years of funding through CIC’s Settlement Program. Submissions are to be made online and will be accepted until 11:59:59 p.m. EDT, September 25, 2014.
This call for proposals (CFP) does not apply to the resettlement or Inter-Action (multiculturalism) program funding.
The following reference materials are essential in helping you complete your submission:
- Funding guidelines provide information about Program priorities, eligibility criteria, application screening and assessment, and details on how to submit your application.
- The applicant tutorial outlines how to properly fill out the Application for Funding form, section-by-section. Instructions are tailored to this CFP.
- Frequently asked questions and answers regarding this CFP.
These are the documents you must submit to be eligible for funding.
For public institutions (such as a school board), and any non-federal levels of government
- A completed Application for Funding form.
For other organizations
- A completed Application for Funding form;
- at least one of the following: constitution, by-law, letter of incorporation, or similar instrument of governance;
- your most recent annual report, including signed financial statements for the last two fiscal years (audited preferred);
- the names of all persons on your Board of Directors and of your Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director or equivalent; and
- if your proposal has any financial partners, a letter confirming the contributions from your largest contributor(s) only (two letters maximum).
For individual applicants
How to apply
- Review the reference materials.
- Gather all mandatory and supporting documents.
- Access the online submission site to download the Application for Funding form.
- Complete the Application for Funding form and submit it, along with all mandatory and supporting documents, through the online submission site.
Note: Submissions missing any mandatory documents will not be considered.
For any additional enquiries regarding this CFP, please email CFP@cic.gc.ca.
Closed calls for proposals
Manitoba, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, 2013
The deadline to submit applications for funding to support Settlement projects in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and New Brunswick was November 8, 2013 at 11:59pm EDT. We will send a funding decision to all eligible applicants by March 13, 2014.
British Columbia, 2013
The deadline to submit applications for funding to support Settlement projects in British Columbia was July 8, 2013. We will send a decision to all eligible applicants by November 11, 2013.
The Inter-Action Events stream, which provides funding of up to $15,000 for events, accepts applications year-round.
This stream is designed to support events that foster one or more of the following:
- Intercultural/interfaith understanding
- Civic memory and pride
- Respect for core democratic values
Community Historical Recognition Program
The Government of Canada established the Community Historical Recognition Program (CHRP) in 2008 for a five-year period. Its purpose was to acknowledge and to educate Canadians about the historical experiences of ethno-cultural communities affected by wartime discriminatory measures and immigration restrictions applied in Canada.
Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund
The Government of Canada established the Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund to support projects that commemorate the experience of all affected communities during that period. The fund is managed by the Shevchenko Foundation.
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