06. Immigration, Settlement and Integration Programs

Calgary is a city of immigrants with almost 30% of Calgary’s total population being born outside of Canada. In 2013, over 17,000 people migrated to Calgary who were born outside of Canada. In 2014, 54% of all people moving to Calgary were born outside of Canada. Calgary, because of is amenities and its strong economy, is a key destination for new Canadians. This large migration places a heavy burden on our city’s immigrant support and settlement services. New immigrants face many challenges from certifying their credentials and upgrading their skills, to learning new languages, finding rewarding and productive jobs matching their skills and abilities, and integrating into their new community.

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Question:  How will your party support settlement services in Calgary?

Question:  How will you make it easier for new Canadians to certify their academic and professional credentials and integrate quickly into our labour force and economy?

Question:  What are your Party’s views on the Federal Government’s changes in 2014 and 2015 to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (“TFWP”)? Should the TFWP be revamped to provide a more effective way to permanent residency and citizenship?

Question:  What should Canada’s response be to the Syrian refugee crisis?

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