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
2020-03-28 – Canada says exemptions to coronavirus travel restrictions are now in place for temporary foreign workers, certain international students and approved permanent residents. The travel restriction exemptions previously announced on Friday, March 20 are in place as of Thursday, March 26. Those who are exempt can now travel to Canada. The new exemptions were
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
2020-03-19 – Canada says temporary foreign workers and international students who already have visas will be allowed into the country despite new restrictions to tackle coronavirus. Those who come in will have to observe a 14-day self-isolation period, said Public Safety Minister Bill Blair. « They’ll be allowed to enter Canada,” Blair said. The decision comes
2020-03-04 – Ontario opened an application window for its Employer Job Offer streams for International Students and Foreign Workers on Tuesday, March 3. Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program officials initially opened the International Student stream, before also opening the Foreign Worker stream later in the day. Both streams are now closed, having reached their intake limits.
2020-03-03 – The number of Study Permit holders in Canada increased to more than 640,000 in 2019, as the federal government’s policy of attracting more international students to study in Canada continued to bear fruit. The 2019 numbers are a 13 percent rise on 2018, and an 82 percent rise on the 2015 figure –