Study Abroad: Government of Canada Announces Funding to Support Housing for Asylum Claimants

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Study Abroad: Government of Canada Announces Funding to Support Housing for Asylum Claimants

The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced a new funding of $362.4 million to support housing for asylum claimants. This funding was announced for the Interim Housing Assistance Program as a part of the 2023-24 fiscal year. 

As global migration is increasing, the demand for asylum is increasing in Canada. Provinces and Municipalities are responsible for housing and support for Asylum on the other hand the federal government is responsible for working together to address the rise in the number of people claiming Asylum in Canada. This new funding will help the provinces and municipalities that are experiencing a high demand for asylum claimants due to which they are facing a scarcity of shelter and space. 

The Canadian government is currently operating around 4000 temporary rooms across the country and sheltering over 7300 asylum seekers.

Check the 2023 Summary of Asylum Claimants processed by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA):

CBSA-designated ports of entry/inland officesTotal (2023)
Air Ports of Entry41,350
Land Ports of Entry29,460
Marine Ports of Entry35
All Ports of Entry (Air, Land and Marine)70,845
Inland Offices1,455

The PTE (Pearson Test of English) Core is now eligible for Canada Immigration from 30th January Onwards

Study Abroad: Government of Canada Announces Funding to Support Housing for Asylum Claimants

Province-Wise Asylum Claimants processed by the CBSA and IRCC for 2023

Provinces/TerritoriesTotal
Newfoundland and Labrador50
Prince Edward Island15
Nova Scotia165
New Brunswick150
Quebec65,570
Ontario63,390
Manitoba765
Saskatchewan170
Alberta6,050
British Columbia7,695
Yukon
Northwest Territories
Nunavut
Outside Canada5
Total144,025

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