Foreign nationals allowed to come to Canada for work despite coronavirus measures

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2020 18:05:28 +0000

Work permit holders are now allowed to enter Canada even if they were approved after the government issued a travel ban to stop the spread of coronavirus. In an earlier version of the ban, it appeared a number of people would not be allowed to travel to Canada if their permits were approved after March […]

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Alberta invites candidates with CRS as low as 300 in March draw

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 21:22:28 +0000

Some hopeful immigrants to Alberta have been invited to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence. The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) held its latest Express Entry-linked provincial nominee program draw on March 4. A total of 100 candidates with profiles in the federal Express Entry pool who had Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) […]

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Alberta invites candidates with CRS 300 in March draw

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 21:22:28 +0000

Some hopeful immigrants to Alberta have been invited to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence. The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) held its latest Express Entry-linked provincial nominee program draw on March 4. A total of 100 candidates with profiles in the federal Express Entry pool who had Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) […]

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IOM, UNHCR suspend resettlement travel; Canada returning irregular migrants to U.S.

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 14:37:46 +0000

Countries around the world have taken drastic measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), such as introducing international travel restrictions and tightening their borders. Canada is no exception. However, Canadians, permanent residents, immediate family members of Canadians and permanent residents, as well as study and work permit holders will still be able […]

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Second Express Entry draw in five days invites candidates with scores as low as 467

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 20:03:42 +0000

The Government of Canada has released the details of this week’s Express Entry draw, inviting 3,232 candidates to apply for permanent residence. Invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence were issued to Canadian Experience Class program candidates with Comprehensive Ranking Scores (CRS) as low as 467 in a new Express Entry draw held March 23, […]

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Canada continues to accept permanent and temporary residence applications and adapt processes

Credit to Author: David Cohen| Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 16:41:21 +0000

Canada is taking steps to continue to attract global talent from around the world during a time of global efforts to contain the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Canada’s federal and provincial governments operate more than 80 economic class immigration pathways today, plus many more pathways for those who arrive under the family or refugee classes, as […]

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Canadian airlines suspending inbound, outbound fights

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 22:08:44 +0000

Airlines have begun suspending service to international travellers in response to Canada’s COVID-19 travel ban. As of Monday, Canada instructed all airlines to screen oncoming passengers and refuse service to anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19. Transport Canada has issued an interim order stating that if onboarding passengers display a fever of over 38°C, coughing and […]

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Agriculture labour shortage feared amid COVID-19 travel bans

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2020 21:03:58 +0000

There is never a shortage of work to do on Canadian farms, and as Canada halts most non-residents from entering the country, agriculture industry professionals fear unfilled gaps in the labour market may affect production. As the ground begins to thaw in the spring, Canadian farmers need to start planting crops for the year’s harvest. […]

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Despite coronavirus, Canada needs immigrants

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2020 15:37:05 +0000

Last week Canada announced its 2020-2022 Immigration Levels Plan as the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis was escalating. Indeed, the announcement was overshadowed by the major economic and social turmoil that the coronavirus is having in Canada and abroad. Here at home, Canada, just like most countries, appears headed towards a recession. COVID-19 has led to a […]

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Alberta is taking steps to help vulnerable foreign workers

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2020 21:57:42 +0000

Alberta is facilitating access to one of the province’s pathways to permanent residence for vulnerable foreign workers. Temporary foreign workers who have been issued an open work permit by the federal government because they are experiencing abuse or at risk of abuse at their job may be eligible to apply to the Alberta Opportunity Stream […]

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