November 19, 2021

We are thrilled to see Nova Scotia MP Sean Fraser named minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Immigration and the successful settlement and integration of newcomers are critically important for our region, and we hope this signals an ongoing commitment to regionalization, exemplified by the AIP and anticipated Municipal Nominee Program. We look forward to seeing what will be outlined in the mandate letter to the Minister in the coming weeks.

Organizations continue to work hard to assist newcomers to settle in Atlantic Canada. As the sector welcomes and prepares for the continued arrival of Afghan refugees, we would like to commend the tremendous collaborative effort of agencies engaged in this work. ARAISA will continue to work together with IRCC and the provinces to support the sector in this significant undertaking.

On behalf of its members, ARAISA sent a letter of welcome to the Honorable Sean Fraser on his appointment as Minister of IRCC.

Read the letter