The effect of COVID-19 restrictions on Canada immigration was fully felt in April, as new permanent resident admissions plummeted to 4,140. The figure represents a 78 percent drop on the 19,125 March arrivals, which were already down 26 percent on February. Between February and April, permanent resident arrivals dropped from 25,930 to 4,140, a decline
Canada’s federal government officials tasked with implementing Canada-U.S. border restrictions in place due to coronavirus need to be on the same page in their interpretation of the new rules. Guidance from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada on who can cross the border is differing in practice from the interpretation of Canada Border Services Agency officials.
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
Canada’s federal government has moved to slash the time it takes for temporary foreign workers to be allowed to start a new job to help employers during the coronavirus crisis. Under a new public policy, published on Tuesday, May 12, foreign workers already in Canada with a new job offer backed by a Labour Market
2019-12-31 – Canada’s federal government has delayed the opening of the intake process for the 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP). Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) says the delay is to allow more time for a new intake process to be developed. Previously, the process was due to open on January 1, 2020. Now