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Canada improves fairness for applicants by ending post-graduation work permit “flagpoling”

A safe and secure flow of goods and people across the Canada–United States border is critical to North America’s economy and the close person-to-person ties that Canadians and Americans enjoy. That...

Canada announces new pilot programs to support caregivers and Canadian families, intends to make ...

Caregivers from abroad are invaluable to Canadian families. Their hard work makes a difference in the lives of those they care for, including children, seniors and persons with disabilities.

Minister Miller to hold media scrum in Toronto

The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, will hold a media scrum to discuss the caregiver program.

Statement by Minister Miller on increasing the cap for the special measures for Gaza

We remain deeply concerned about the humanitarian tragedy unfolding in Gaza. Many people are worried about their loved ones and have expressed significant interest in the temporary special measures...

Temporary measures to support family members affected by the crisis in Haiti

As the security situation in Haiti remains volatile, the Government of Canada continues to take action to help people who have been impacted by the violence and deteriorating security conditions.

Bill C-71, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act (2024)

We can become citizens in different ways. Some of us are lucky enough to be born in Canada. Others are newcomers who chose Canada, join our communities and earn their citizenship – sometimes referr...

Government of Canada introduces legislation for citizenship by descent

Canadian citizenship is highly valued around the world. It provides the right to vote, to run for political office and to hold a Canadian passport. For many immigrants, citizenship is key to integr...

Bill C-71: An Act to amend the Citizenship Act (2024)

The Citizenship Act contains a first-generation limit to citizenship by descent, which means that a Canadian citizen parent can pass on citizenship to a child born outside Canada if the parent was ...

Minister Miller to introduce legislation

The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, will hold a media scrum regarding the introduction of a citizenship bill. Minister Miller will be joined by Jenny Kwan...

Community applications now open for new rural and Francophone immigration pilots

Rural and Francophone minority communities are key to both Canada’s long-term growth and our linguistic vitality. However, these communities face unique economic and demographic challenges. That is...

Citizenship ceremony in Cambridge to mark Citizenship Week

To celebrate Citizenship Week, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, will welcome 50 of Canada’s newest citizens. Citizenship Judge Rochelle Ivri will presi...

Speaking notes for the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship ...

I’m happy to be joined by Jeremy Harrison from the Government of Saskatchewan [Minister of Trade and Export Development, Immigration and Career Training, Innovation Saskatchewan, and Tourism Saskat...

Minister Miller celebrates Citizenship Week and engages with communities across Canada

The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, issued the following statement to mark the start of Citizenship Week, which runs from May 13 to 19, 2024:

Federal-Provincial-Territorial Immigration Ministers Commit to Ongoing Collaboration to Strengthe...

The Forum of Ministers Responsible for Immigration (FMRI) met today to discuss Canada’s immigration levels planning for 2025–2027.

Citizenship ceremony in Surrey to mark Citizenship Week

To celebrate Citizenship Week, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, will welcome 40 of Canada’s newest citizens. Citizenship Judge Carol-Ann Hart will pres...

Minister Miller available to media at the Forum of Ministers Responsible for Immigration

The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, alongside his provincial and territorial counterparts, will be available to media following a meeting of the Forum of ...

New measure to support skilled temporary workers in Manitoba

Regional economic immigration programs support the sustainable growth and economic stability of our country, and contribute significantly to the cultural diversity and enrichment of Canada.

Speaking notes for the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of IRCC: International Students Program u...

I want to start by acknowledging that we are gathering today from the traditional and unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg Nation.

Speaking notes for the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship:...

Before I begin, I’d like to acknowledge that we are gathering on the traditional and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples, who have been stewards of this land since timeimmemorial.

Government of Saskatchewan - News Releases

  • June 25th, 2024

SIRT Investigating Fatal Officer Involved Shooting in Saskatoon

On Thursday June 20, 2024, at approximately 11:06 a.m., the Saskatchewan Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT) received a notification from the Saskatoon Police Service (SPS) regarding an...

  • June 24th, 2024

Province Provides $100 Million to Support Major Indigenous Wind Project in Southeast Saskatchewan

Today, the provincial government announced the Saskatchewan Indigenous Investment Finance Corporation (SIIFC) will provide up to $100 million in loan guarantees to six Indigenous partners to...

  • June 24th, 2024

Seasonal Launch Of Healthy Beaches Online Program

The Government of Saskatchewan's Healthy Beaches water quality monitoring program is ready for another Saskatchewan summer.  The Healthy Beaches program monitors and reports on the water quality a...

  • June 24th, 2024

Agricultural Water Management Funding Now Available

The Water Security Agency (WSA) is renewing the Agricultural Water Management Fund to support agricultural producers and local governments to develop water management projects. Since 2022, it...

  • June 21st, 2024

Saskatchewan Leads Nation in Retail Trade

Province Ranks First in Canada in Retail Trade Growth Today, Statistics Canada released retail trade figures for April 2024, positioning Saskatchewan first in the nation for month-over-month...

  • June 21st, 2024

Treaty 4 and Métis Nation Flags Raised at Casino Moose Jaw

As an action of truth and reconciliation and in the spirit of National Indigenous Peoples Day, Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation (SaskGaming) today permanently raised the Treaty 4 and Métis Nation...

  • June 21st, 2024

One Month to Go Until the 2024 Saskatchewan Summer Games in Lloydminster, Presented By Teine Energy

In just one month, thousands of athletes, coaches, managers and volunteers will gather in Lloydminster to take part in the 2024 Saskatchewan Summer Games, presented by Teine Energy. The Games,...

  • June 21st, 2024

Inquest Into The Death Of Joseph Bird

A public inquest into the death of Joseph Bird will be held July 22 to 26, 2024, at the Coronet Hotel, 3551 2nd Avenue West, in Prince Albert. The first day of the inquest is scheduled to begin at...

  • June 21st, 2024

Saskatchewan Marshals Service Update and Appointment of New Deputy Chief Marshal

The Saskatchewan Marshals Service (SMS) is making significant progress toward becoming operational by the end of 2026. The 2024-25 Provincial Budget has allocated $7 million toward the development...

  • June 21st, 2024

Saskatchewan's AA Credit Rating Affirmed by S&P Global Ratings

Today, S&P Global Ratings affirmed Saskatchewan’s credit rating at AA with a stable outlook. “S&P’s affirmation of our credit rating is encouraging and highlights the continued strength in our...

  • June 21st, 2024

Province Boosts Funding for Medsask to Support Residents and Health Care Providers

The Government of Saskatchewan is providing nearly $1 million this year to medSask, the medication information service based at the University of Saskatchewan, celebrating its 50th...

  • June 20th, 2024

Highways Hay Salvage and Ditch Mowing Clipping Along

Today, the Government of Saskatchewan reminded farmers and ranchers about some key dates as the annual highways hay salvage and ditch mowing clips along for the season. Landowners or lessees...

  • June 20th, 2024

Two Families in Regina Receive Keys to Their New Habitat for Humanity Homes

Two Regina-area families received keys to their new Habitat for Humanity homes just in time for summer thanks to $130,000 in investments by the Governments of Canada and...

  • June 20th, 2024

EMS Budget Enhancements Benefit EMS Services Across Saskatchewan

The 2024-25 Provincial Budget investment for emergency medical services (EMS) is stabilizing and enhancing services in communities across the province, including rural and northern...

  • June 20th, 2024

Crop Report for the Period June 11 to June 17, 2024

Seeding is virtually complete, with only one per cent of acres unseeded in Saskatchewan. Unseeded acres are due to the frequent rainfall and excess moisture conditions in many regions.  Cooler...

  • June 20th, 2024

Nearly $2.3 Million in Funding now Provided to Teacher Led Initiatives

Twenty-three teacher-led projects have been approved in the latest round of funding through the Teacher Innovation and Support Fund, totaling $778,053. This is the fourth round of projects to...

  • June 20th, 2024

Ten Outstanding Individuals Invested With The Saskatchewan Order Of Merit

Tonight, 10 of Saskatchewan's best will be invested with the province's highest honour, the Saskatchewan Order of Merit. Lieutenant Governor Russ Mirasty will invest the 2024 recipients at a formal...

  • June 19th, 2024

Saskatchewan's Population Hits Another All-Time High

Saskatchewan’s population has topped 1,230,000 for the first time according to the latest quarterly population estimates released today by Statistics Canada. There were 1,231,043 people living i...

  • June 19th, 2024

New Affordable Housing for Large Families in Pinehouse Lake

Families in low-income situations have improved access to affordable housing in Pinehouse Lake thanks to a joint investment from the Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan. Today, MLA for...

  • June 18th, 2024

Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship Industry Scholarships Awarded to 110 Students

The Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) has awarded Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship (SYA) Industry Scholarships to 110 graduating high school students from 77...