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Write for CIC News

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 complete our contact form.

We welcome ideas from journalists, students, academics, researchers, and experts in the field of Canadian immigration. We are not able to accept stories from immigration lawyers and consultants as CIC News is a subsidiary of Cohen Immigration Law.

Our Goal

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

Compensation

We are willing to compensate you for producing original and insightful articles relevant to our audience. Compensation will be commensurate with your experience and prevailing wages.

Article Types

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

The types of articles we publish include the following:

First Person Stories

We are interested in stories from 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 might ask you to provide evidence to corroborate parts of your story. This is done to help preserve the integrity of our work.

Analysis

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

Analyses may offer more perspective on a topic than the typical news story. Writers should explore opposing views with the goal of contextualizing events, policies, and any change in Canadian immigration law that affects immigrants.

We are also interested in analyses on the job market, as well as topics related to international students, temporary foreign workers, and family reunification.

Opinion

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

Opinion pieces should be timely, backed by research, and address opposing points of view. We are especially interested in pieces that offer innovative solutions to issues in Canadian immigration.

Features

We welcome well-researched feature pieces. Some examples may include practical guides for prospective immigrants, or stories of how newcomers navigated the immigration system and settled into a Canadian community.

Immigrant stories should be exceptional in nature. Many immigrants start thriving businesses in their communities— we know this. We want riveting stories that reveal something about the bigger picture.

News

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

On top of your compensation, we will also pay $25 for any original news photo we publish.


Submit Your Story Ideas

Please complete our contact form if you wish to publish a guest or freelance article on CIC News.

Due to the volume of pitches we receive, we are not able to respond to your email unless your story is accepted. If you do not hear from us within ten business days, please assume that we will not move forward with publication.

We will accept submissions in English or French.