The coronavirus pandemic has severely disrupted the Canada immigration system since restrictions were first introduced in March 2020. Canada’s federal government reacted by restricting international travel and closing the Canada-U.S. border, with most of the measures taken still in place eight months later and likely to remain into 2021. COVID-19 policies have severely limited Canada’s
International students attending approved colleges and universities can travel to Canada under an exemption to coronavirus travel restrictions in place since October 20, 2020. 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
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 announced new exemptions to coronavirus international travel restrictions for extended family members of citizens and permanent residents, foreign nationals entering on compassionate grounds and international students. Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino made the announcement on Friday. New International Travel Restriction Exeptions 1) From October 8 2020, certain extended family members of citizens and permanent residents
Canada’s Start-Up Visa represents an important option for international students who do not qualify for permanent residence through skilled worker immigration streams. While Ottawa has taken steps to gear up the Express Entry system to favour international students, they are by no means guaranteed to qualify for a coveted Invitation to Apply (ITA). Despite specific
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,”
Foreign nationals wanting to move to the Atlantic Canadian province of New Brunswick are facing new, temporary restrictions as the provincial government there tries to protect the job prospects of Canadians. “Businesses have reduced services, laid off staff, and in some cases have closed,” reads a government update. “Some sectors have been affected more significantly
The Quebec government introduced new requirements for the Quebec Experience Program (PEQ) on July 22, 2020. Included in the new Quebec Experience Program requirements are a series of transitional measures allowing candidates already in Quebec to qualify for the program under the requirements that existed before July 22, 2020. Read More Watered-Down Quebec Experience Program
Ottawa has made further significant changes to help international students wishing to study in Canada start a new program online from this fall due to the coronavirus pandemic. Changes to the Study Permit application process and to how time spent studying online counts toward a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) were announced on Tuesday, July 14.
As US President Donald Trump moved to clamp down on international students affected by the coronavirus crisis, the numbers of study permit arrivals in Canada remains strong. The US announced on Monday that foreign students whose classes have been moved online for the fall semester would either have to transfer to another school or have