Eligible Services for immigration settlement include assessments and reassessments, the development of personalized settlement plans, and referrals to CIC-funded and other settlement services. Services that provide clients with information about Canada and the community in which they intend to settle.
If no consideration is being provided for the provision of immigration or citizenship advice or representation, then they are not in contravention of A91 (1) of Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and subsection 21.1(1) of the Citizenship Act.
2.1 For Canada to realize the economic, social and cultural benefits of immigration, newcomers must integrate successfully into Canadian society. The CIC Settlement Program plays a major role by assisting immigrants and refugees to overcome barriers specific to the newcomer experience so that they can undertake their longer-term integration on a similar footing to other Canadians. 2.2 The CIC Settlement Program and related services aim to provide newcomers with the information required to make informed decisions, language skills adequate to their settlement and integration goals, and the support they need to build networks within their new communities. CIC funds the delivery of settlement programming across the country and outside Canada, and provides support for initiatives that contribute to the capacity enhancement of recipient organizations