Provincial Nominee Program candidates who lost their employment offers due to coronavirus have been given a year to find a new job and still qualify for Canada immigration. The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) change, announced on September 17, is the latest in a number of moves aimed to support immigration candidates affected by
Ottawa will appeal a Federal Court ruling saying the Safe Third Country Agreement on refugees with the U.S. violates the Canadian constitution. Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said in a statement the appeal was being filed due to factual and legal errors in the findings. Blair’s statement said: “There are important legal principles to be
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,”
A federal judge has ruled the Safe Third Country Agreement on refugees between Canada and the U.S. violates the Canadian constitution. Federal Court Justice Ann Marie McDonald said Wednesday that elements of the agreement violate the constitutional guarantee of life, liberty and security. Now Ottawa has six months to respond to what is a landmark
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.
Federal government immigration agents can once again be reached by phone after Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) reopened call operations. Previously, the call centre had only been reachable by email after call operations were suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. The ongoing impact of COVID-19 means the service will operate at reduce capacity, with
20 juin 2019 – Le Canada est devenu le chef de file mondial en matière de réinstallation de réfugiés en 2018, après avoir dépassé les États-Unis pour la première fois, selon l’analyse des données du Pew Research Center réalisée par les États-Unis. Le Canada a réinstallé 28 000 réfugiés en 2018, comparativement aux 23 000
Le 17 mai 2019 – Le Canada a effectivement mis fin à sa politique d’immigration des réfugiés du pays d’origine désigné en retirant les 42 pays de la liste des POD. Immigration, Réfugiés et Citoyenneté Canada (IRCC) affirme que la politique n’a pas atteint l’objectif d’accélérer le traitement des demandes d’asile émanant de pays POD.
Canada is a signatory to the 1951 Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol. Each year Canada grants permanent residence to approximately 30,000 refugees under an elaborate refugee protection process comprising of two main components, the Refugee and Humanitarian Resettlement Program administered outside Canada and the In-Canada Refugee Protection Process.