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SETTLEMENT AND INTEGRATION - SERVICES AND PROGRAMS

Citizenship and Immigration Canada offers programs and services to help newly arrived immigrants adapt and settle in Canada. Under the Canada-Quebec Accord, Quebec is responsible for settlement and integration services inside its jurisdiction. Also, some of the programs and services have eligibility criteria. Please check with your local Immigration office for details.

Programs and services are a bridge to help newcomers adapt during their first year in Canada. They help new arrivals to become self-reliant, participating members of Canadian society as quickly as possible.

They also help Canadians understand the immigration, settlement and integration process. Local Immigration offices provide interested organizations and agencies with information about immigrants and immigration.

Assistance may be provided abroad through Canadian posts (counselling and orientation materials); through international organizations (basic language training and cultural orientation sessions); upon arrival at a port of entry (referral to temporary housing, onward travel arrangements, emergency clothing); and at the final destination in Canada (full range of settlement services).

IMMIGRATION LOANS PROGRAM

The Immigration Loans Program (ILP) is funded by a $110-million advance from the federal government's Consolidated Revenue Fund and is replenished by repayments on the loans. Loans are approved according to the applicant's needs and ability to repay.

Loans are made to immigrants, about 98 percent of whom come to Canada as Convention refugees or designated class members, as either government-assisted refugees or under the sponsorship of a private group. The loans may be approved to cover the costs of medical examinations abroad, obtain travel documents, transportation to Canada, and the Right of Landing Fee (ROLF). In addition, assistance loans are available to disadvantaged newcomers to cover expenses such as housing rental, telephone deposits or work tools. These loans are made by the Adjustment Assistance Program (AAP) Counsellor but are charged to the Assistance Loans segment of the Transportation, Assistance and Admissibility Loan Program (TAALP) rather than to ILP.

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