2021 National Essay Challenge (NEC)

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is launching the 2021 National Essay Challenge (NEC) to support emerging scholars across Canadian universities in research related to IRCC policies and programs. The challenge encourages graduate students to learn more about immigration research and policy, and it raises awareness about the availability of immigration data and supporting resources.

For more information about the NEC, please see the poster available on IRCC’s website. From the poster, the first step is to email IRCC.NEC-CNE.IRCC@cic.gc.ca to access the 2021 NEC group on GCcollab, where you will find more details about the NEC requirements.