Since 2005, the ICC has worked to unlock Canada for newcomers, facilitating the journey to full and active citizenship. We welcome newcomers to Canada through four key programs: the Canoo Access Pass, enhanced citizenship ceremonies, Ideas and Insights, and soon, the Newcomer Skills Accelerator. We’re committed to making newcomers feel more included and to giving them a reason to stay in Canada and become citizens.
Our mission is inspired by our founders. The Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson arrived in Canada as a refugee and rose to be head of state. Her husband, John Ralston Saul, has written extensively about Canada’s history of welcome stretching back hundreds of years, long predating European settlement.
The ICC exists to keep that Canada alive.