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
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
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.
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
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
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 –