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Institute for Canadian Citizenship relaunches Canoo

Non-profit organization the Institute for Canadian Citizenship has relaunched a service called the Canoo Access Pass. The mobile application provides access to discounts on various leisure experiences, live events, travel and attractions to newcomers to the country. The pass is available to two million permanent residents and is intended to welcome them to Canada.

Participating organizations offering discounts or free access include Parks Canada, Via Rail, Air Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Calgary Stampede, Dragon Boat BC, the Canadian Museum of Immigration, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Postmediaand the Toronto International Film Festival, among others.

“Newcomers to Canada are builders, dreamers, entrepreneurs, and job-creators,” said ICC CEO Daniel Bernhard. “As a country, we are better, stronger and more competitive when newcomers don't just to come to Canada, but love it here, become citizens, and make Canada their permanent family home. Yet recent surveys reveal that up to 30% of newcomers under 35 are likely to leave Canada within two years. Canoo is a powerful way to invite newcomers to experience the very best of Canada. It provides tangible proof that Canada values them and believes in them, while also celebrating the people, places, and experiences that make Canada amazing.”

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