Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mandate Letter

Date Announced:

December 16, 2021


As Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, you will prioritize ongoing work to strengthen Canada’s immigration and refugee system, including bringing in more newcomers to all regions of Canada who will support Canada’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. You will also act with urgency to provide resettlement opportunities for people under threat, including Afghan citizens and human rights defenders. As well, you will continue to strengthen family reunification and reduce application processing times, especially those impacted by COVID-19.

Departments and Agencies:

Office of the Prime Minister

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:

Family class (reunification) | Prospective immigrants | Refugees


family reunification | resettlement | Afghanistan | undocumented |

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