Submit your ideas for CIC news articles

Do you want to write a guest or freelance article for CIC News?

If so, we invite you to spend a few moments of your precious time carefully reading our following submission guidelines. Once you have read them, please fill out our contact form.

Our objective

We are interested in stories that help us understand how policy changes affect newcomers. Additionally, we appreciate any post that helps immigrants settle in Canada, find a job, start a business, or adjust to their new life. Currently, our areas of intervention include:


We are willing to reward you for producing original and insightful articles relevant to our audience. The remuneration will be proportional to your experience and the salary in force.

Types of articles

We prefer stories that are between 600 and 1,400 words long and have never been published on any web or print platform.

The types of articles we publish are as follows:

First person stories

We are interested in the stories of immigrants, temporary workers and international students.

Tell us your stories of overcoming adversity, integrating into Canadian culture, or any lessons learned that you think could help others.

We may ask you to provide evidence to corroborate parts of your story. This is done to help preserve the integrity of our work.

To analyse

Help us understand how current events and new policies affect Canadian immigrants.

Analyzes can offer more perspective on a topic than typical news. Writers should explore opposing viewpoints in an effort to contextualize events, policies, and any changes in Canadian immigration law that affect immigrants.

We are also interested in labor market analyzes, as well as topics related to international students, temporary foreign workers and family reunification.


If you are an expert with an informed opinion on Canadian immigration, we might be interested in publishing your article.

Op-eds should be timely, research-supported, and address opposing points of view. We are particularly interested in pieces that offer innovative solutions to the challenges of Canadian immigration.


We welcome well researched feature articles. Some examples may include how-to guides for potential immigrants or stories about how newcomers navigated the immigration system and settled in a Canadian community.

Immigrant stories should be of an exceptional nature. Many immigrants start successful businesses in their communities – we know that. We want compelling stories that reveal something about the big picture.


If you are where the news is going, we may be interested in posting your coverage of a newsworthy event.

In addition to your compensation, we’ll also pay $ 25 for any original news photos that we post.

Submit your story ideas

Please complete our contact form if you would like to post a guest or independent article on CIC News.

Due to the volume of arguments we receive, we are unable to respond to your email unless your story is accepted. If you don’t hear from us within ten business days, please assume we won’t go ahead with the post.

We will accept submissions in English or French.