National Call for Proposals 2019 Part 2: Research, Capacity-Building, and Coordination Services (Indirect) Funding Guidelines

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) administers the Settlement Program to help newcomers settle and adapt to life in Canada, setting them on a path to integration and full citizenship. IRCC works with many partners to deliver a set of ongoing high-quality services to newcomers. The purpose of this CFP 2 is to complement direct Settlement services across Canada by funding projects which promote research, capacity-building and coordination services. Funding for recommended projects will commence on April 1, 2020 and will be eligible for a duration of up to five (5) years, ending no later than March 31, 2025. 

For more information, on the program please see:

Funding Focus: 

  • National programming that can benefit the sector in part or as a whole to:
    • Build knowledge through applied research, evaluation and performance measurement projects on unmet needs and best practices;
    • Enhance the capacity of the sector to ensure that service provision to clients is evidence-based, outcomes-driven and innovative;
    • Create consistency and standardization of approaches, such as training standards, curricula and coordination among community partners for effective service delivery.
  • Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs);
  • Umbrella Organizations;
  • Francophone Settlement Indirect Services
    • Réseaux en immigration francophone (RIFs)
    • National coordination bodies and events on Francophone immigration

For more information on budget submission details, please see:

Information Webinars:  IRCC  invites applicants to attend one of the public webinars below where there will be the opportunity to ask questions about application process and seek clarity on any issues. The next English webinar is on April 18. For more information on dates and times of webinars, please see:

When submitting full application: SFU signature sheet, and copy of full application are due at no later than 3 business days before agency deadline. Overhead is 15% of total direct costs. Research Services and International will submit the application to agency via portal. For more information, please contact either Research Services ( or Andisheh Fard (


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