Ottawa has made further significant changes to help international students wishing to study in Canada start a new program online from this fall due to the coronavirus pandemic. Changes to the Study Permit application process and to how time spent studying online counts toward a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) were announced on Tuesday, July 14.
As US President Donald Trump moved to clamp down on international students affected by the coronavirus crisis, the numbers of study permit arrivals in Canada remains strong. The US announced on Monday that foreign students whose classes have been moved online for the fall semester would either have to transfer to another school or have
Canada has provided updated guidance for which work permit holders are exempt from travel restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic. The update, published on June 19 by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), is designed ‘to ensure that non-optional and non-discretionary travel are being interpreted as intended’. It covers discretionary and non-discretionary travel, additional priority