Ottawa is temporarily tweaking its Post-Graduation Work Permit Program to make things easier during the pandemic for international students who are either already in eligible programs or will begin them by this autumn. Usually, the time these students spend on distance learning courses is excluded from consideration for the length of their PGWP – and
Ottawa is launching a new pathway this week to allow Hong Kong residents to work in Canada for up to three years. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Marco Mendicino announced on Thursday the new open work permits, which will start Feb. 8. “The launch of the Hong Kong immigration pathway is a historic initiative that
Ottawa is promising to accept up to three times as many new applications for the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) this year – and the Parents and Grandparents Super Visa will allow for even more family members to come to Canada. “For the 2021 program, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will conduct a new interest to
Visitors, study and work permit holders in Canada affected by the COVID-19 pandemic have been given more time to restore their status. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced an extension of a temporary public policy first announced in July 2020. It initially expired on December 31, 2020, but has been extended until August
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.
Quebec says certain international students who have completed their programs can start work while their application for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) is being processed. The right to start work is specifically for International students whose Quebec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ) and study permit expire on December 31 this year after being automatically extended due to COVID-19.
Special Canada immigration measures are being introduced to help Lebanese citizens and Canadians impacted by the two explosions that rocked Beirut and left hundreds of thousands homeless. “Lebanese citizens in Canada on a temporary basis are … able to extend their stay in Canada if they are unable to return home because of the explosion,”
Candidates for the Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) can submit Work Permit applications online as of Monday, August 17, as part of the federal government’s coronavirus response. A Program Delivery Update was issued Monday confirming the move, with paper applications still accepted until September 1. The Atlantic Immigration Pilot operates as a partnership between Canada’s federal
2020-04-09 – Quebec immigration candidates are calling for clear guidance from provincial and federal governments on how the coronavirus crisis will impact their applications. They say uncertainty is rife throughout the whole system, from those applying for permanent residence, through applicants for the Quebec Experience Program (PEQ), plus temporary residence with study or work permits
December 10, 2018 – New figures prove that hiring an immigration lawyer is a candidate’s best chance of success when applying for a Canada immigration visa. Just 10.4 per cent of temporary resident applications prepared by lawyers were rejected in 2017, compared to more than 18 per cent prepared by immigration consultants. The figures show