Foreign nationals hoping to immigrate to Canada in 2021 will be able to take advantage of five ways to gain their permanent residence once Covid-19 border restrictions are lifted. Certainly, the country is eager to boost its levels of immigration. During the pandemic, Canada’s federal government increased its immigration targets for the next three years.
International students considered coronavirus essential workers in Canada have been exempted from the 20 hours of work per week limit usually applied to study permit holders when classes are in session. The exemption, in place until August 31, 2020, covers those working in ‘health care, critical infrastructure, or the supply of food or other critical
Billboards have sprung up in Silicon Valley as part of a campaign by the Canadian technology industry to lure workers hit by Donald Trump’s H-1B visa crackdown. Both workers and US tech companies have already shown significant interest in relocating to Canada due to visa difficulties south of the border. Trump has used the coronavirus
Visitors, study and work permit holders in Canada affected by the COVID-19 pandemic have been given until the end of 2020 to restore their status. A new public policy implemented by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) on July 14, 2020, will come as significant relief to many people in Canada with concerns over their
2020-03-23 – Canada says temporary foreign workers, international students and approved permanent residents who meet certain requirements will be exempt from air travel restrictions aimed at tackling coronavirus. In a statement late Friday, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) said exemptions would cover those “who have already committed to working, studying or making Canada their
Certain Canada Visa Application Centres have resumed offering limited services after closing due to the coronavirus pandemic. The collection of biometrics is among the services being offered, although Canada travel restrictions remain in place. “Currently, you can travel to Canada only if you are exempt from the travel restrictions or are coming for an essential
Canada has announced new Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) rules for international students forced to study via distance learning because of restrictions to stop the spread of coronavirus. The change announced on May 14, 2020, allows students unable to study in Canada to count time spent distance learning towards their PGWP eligibility. Under the change, a
2019-11-07 – The University of Toronto has been named as Canada’s top university, heading a prestigious list of globally-renowned schools the country has to offer for international students looking to study in Canada. A list compiled by U.S. News and World Report puts the Ontario university at number one, closely followed by the University of British
May 13, 2019 – Canada’s visa application process means qualified study permit candidates from certain countries are being turned away on security grounds. Critics say the security checks are so tough it has become almost impossible to obtain study in Canada visas for applicants from countries including Pakistan and Nigeria. Figures from 2015 show a
Feb 22, 2019 – Canada’s federal government could face lawsuits over the controversial handling of the Parents and Grandparents Program. Applicants are claiming discrimination based on ability to type, knowledge of computers, language ability and access to a fast and reliable internet connection after the PGP opened for interest to sponsor forms on January 28, 2019.