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.
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,”
Canada has added international students from the U.S. as a third category of exemptions to the international travel restrictions in place due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to an Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) update issued on July 24, foreign students from the U.S. are allowed to enter Canada, regardless of when their study
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.
Visitors, study and work permit holders in Canada affected by the COVID-19 pandemic have been given until the end of 2020 to restore their status. A new public policy implemented by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) on July 14, 2020, will come as significant relief to many people in Canada with concerns over their
2020-04-09 – Quebec immigration candidates are calling for clear guidance from provincial and federal governments on how the coronavirus crisis will impact their applications. They say uncertainty is rife throughout the whole system, from those applying for permanent residence, through applicants for the Quebec Experience Program (PEQ), plus temporary residence with study or work permits
December 2, 2018 – New immigrants to Canada are being advised to be aware of what health coverage they need before they arrive. While Canada has an established public health care system, certain provinces impose a waiting period for new permanent residents, while work permit and study permit holders are also treated differently. Experts say
November 26, 2018 – Canada has seen an increase in the number of international students transitioning to permanent residence. More than 1,000 more former Study Permit holders became permanent residents in 2017 compared to 2016. Federal government figures show more than 9,400 former students became permanent residents in 2017, compared with 8,250 in 2016.
Operational Bulletin 546 – August 28, 2013 Extensions to Letters of Acceptance for Study Permit Applications Issue Officers would not issue study permits unless the applicant provides written documentation from the educational institution concerned. The documentation must state that the educational institution has accepted the applicant’s application for studying there. Subsection 219 (1) of the
Quebec has a great record when it comes to finding new ways of doing things. However, one sector that continues to search for a solution is Quebec’s higher education system – the prime question for many people in the previous election, some 19 months back. This time though, it has been conspicuous by its absence.