Canada‐Ontario Immigration Agreement


Canada‐Ontario Immigration Agreement

Canada‐Ontario Immigration Agreement

Canada‐Ontario Immigration Agreement (COIA): Signed in 2005, the Canada‐Ontario Immigration Agreement is an intergovernmental agreement on settlement issues. Historic because it is Ontario’s first immigration agreement, COIA promised a $920 million investment over five years, with an expansion of federal settlement programs and better coordination with the province. For more information click here.

(COIA): Signed in 2005, the Canada‐Ontario Immigration Agreement is an intergovernmental agreement on settlement

Amongst community based immigrant and refugee serving agencies, settlement is defined as a multi‐dimensional, long‐term, dynamic process that involves a two‐way process of accommodation and adjustment between immigrants/refugees and society. Hence, settlement programs include a diverse range of services – from those focused on frontline activities that address the individual needs of immigrants and refugees to community capacity building & advocacy initiatives that address the context or conditions in which they live.

issues. Historic because it is Ontario’s first immigration agreement, COIA promised a $920 million investment over five years, with an expansion of federal settlement programs and better coordination with the province. For more information click here.