Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

IRCC is the national department responsible for immigration and citizenship in Canada.

IRCC process applications for study permits, work permits, visitors record, visa renewal and Permanent residence. It also grants citizenship, issues travel documents (such as passports) to Canadians and promotes multiculturalism.

If you need to get in touch with IRCC, you can start with their Help Centre

Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration (LSI)

The Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration offers information and support to newcomers related to provincial immigration streams, as well as settlement and employer support. Provincial immigration streams are different than Federal streams, and we encourage you to visit the Nova Scotia immigration webpage for additional information on provincial streams currently available for application under the Nova Scotia Nominee Program to determine if any suit your experience and qualifications. Guides and outlines are provided and include details on each process.

Cape Breton Job Board

The Cape Breton Job Board is Cape Breton-Unama’ki’s online platform to unite employers from across the Island to candidates domestically and internationally.

Cape Breton Welcome Network

The Cape Breton Welcome Network is a constellation of local, volunteer-led Welcome Groups made up of enthusiastic people eager to share their passion for Cape Breton – Unama’ki with newcomers. If you are new to Cape Breton – or if you’d like to help welcome those who are – the Welcome Network is a great place to start.

Welcome Network Website