International students attending approved colleges and universities can travel to Canada from today (October 20, 2020) under new exemptions to coronavirus travel restrictions. To be allowed into Canada, international students approved for a study permit must be attending a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) with a COVID-19 readiness plan approved by their provincial or territorial government.
Canada has confirmed its border with the U.S. will remain closed to non-essential travel until at least November 21 as the battle to contain the spread of coronavirus continues. Public Safety Minister Bill Blair made the announcement in a tweet on Monday, October 19. The closure had been due to expire on October 21, with
Ousted from its spot as one of the top 10 most important sources of new Canadian permanent residents, South Korea slipped to number 12 during the first six months of this year. COVID-19 and the international travel restrictions that came with it greatly reduced the number of South Koreans who were able to make Canada
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made it clear the Canada-U.S. border is likely to remain closed beyond the current October 21 deadline. Trudeau said this week that as long as cases remain high in the U.S., the border would remain closed. “We have committed to keeping Canadians safe and we keep extending the border closures
British Columbia immigration has conducted a new provincial draw, issuing 417 invitations to apply with certain jobs excluded due to coronavirus restrictions. The October 13 draw saw British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program officials exclude 31 occupations where a high-volume of applicants have recently been approved. Read More COVID-19: British Columbia to Exclude Certain Jobs from
Industry watchers say technology firms in Canada are the likely beneficiaries of U.S. President Donald Trump’s clampdown on the H-1B visa widely used by Silicon Valley companies to bring in highly-skilled immigrants. The new limits published in the Federal Register, the daily journal of the American government, are intended to stop tech giants from using
Canada immigration numbers dropped again in August, as the recovery seen in the aftermath of the first wave of coronavirus stuttered for a second consecutive month. The latest federal government figures show 11,315 new permanent residents were admitted in August, down from 13,675 in September, a drop of more than 17 percent. The figure is
Syria remains one of the most important sources of new Canadian permanent residents even during the COVID-19 global pandemic. In the first half of this year, the Middle Eastern country dropped from the seventh to the ninth spot in the rankings of the most important sources of new Canadian permanent residents by country of citizenship.
Canada is likely going to keep its border with the United States closed to all but essential travel for several more months until the COVID-19 pandemic abates. “The situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rapidly evolve and we have been clear that our response will adapt in lock step,” a spokesperson for Canada’s public
The COVID-19 global pandemic pushed up the death rate and drove down immigration levels due to restrictions on international travel, causing Canada’s population growth rate to hit a record low, reports Statistics Canada. In its latest Canadian population estimates, the federal government’s national statistical agency details the rollercoaster ride that has been population growth in