OECD calls on policy makers to prevent coronavirus from turning into “integration crisis”

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2020 09:00:56 +0000

Around the world, immigrants and their children have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic, and they are likely to continue to be affected in terms of health and integration outcomes. Recently the OECD published a policy brief on how the pandemic has affected immigrants and their children in terms of integration measures like health, […]

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Fabella hospital closed after medical staff test positive for Covid

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2020 05:23:00 +0000

AN increase in coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections among health workers forced a government maternity hospital in Manila to close down “until further notice”. Dr. Diana Rose Cajipe, spokesman of the Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Medical Hospital, told The Manila Times in a phone interview that the hospital suspended admission and laboratory services starting this […]

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Canadian schools reopening to international students

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2020 15:00:09 +0000

Canadian schools with coronavirus readiness plans can start accepting international student, as of October 20. Designated Learning Institutions (DLIs) are now able to accept international students who aren’t currently in Canada, and who have a study permit, or who have been approved for one. To be able to enter Canada as a student, you must […]

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Thousands of would-be Canadian permanent residents stranded abroad

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2020 00:00:38 +0000

When Prashant Gupta got his confirmation of permanent residence, he quit his job and booked his flight to Canada to leave on March 18, 2020. Two days before his scheduled trip, borders closed and Canada went into lockdown. Now, seven months later, Gupta is one of thousands across the globe who were not able to […]

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Canada reveals how extended family, compassionate travellers can apply for travel exemptions

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 08 Oct 2020 14:06:14 +0000

Details have been released on Canada’s definition of extended family members, requirements for compassionate travellers to get exempt, and how to get limited release from quarantine. As of today, October 8, extended family members can now cross the border to Canada, provided they are staying for at least 15 days and meet existing eligibility and […]

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Canada to re-open parents and grandparents immigration program October 13

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 05 Oct 2020 18:44:27 +0000

Canadian citizens and permanent residents will soon be able to apply to sponsor their parents and grandparents to immigrate to Canada. Canada’s immigration department says that it will accept interest to sponsor forms for the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) between 12:00 p.m. EDT on October 13 and 12:00 p.m. EDT on November 3. These […]

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October will shape Canadian immigration for years to come

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 20:29:12 +0000

Two major events over the coming month will shape Canada’s immigration system for years to come. The first will be a new mandate letter that will be written by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to immigration minister Marco Mendicino. This letter will contain Canada’s new immigration priorities and it should be released shortly, perhaps as soon […]

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Biometrics no longer required for some Canadian immigration applicants

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 21:57:40 +0000

Canada no longer requires permanent residence applicants to provide their biometric information as long as they have submitted their biometrics in another application within the last ten years.  Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has previously taken special measures due to the coronavirus pandemic such as allowing delays for biometric submissions if applicants are unable to submit them.  It is unknown as […]

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PH Covid cases up to 283K with 3,962 new infections–DoH

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 18:15:10 +0000

THE Philippines logged 3,962 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on Saturday, the Department of Health (DoH) said. This figure raises the total number of infections to 283,460, of which 68,645 are active. Of the active cases, 96.4 percent are mild and asymptomatic, 2.5 percent are critical and 1.1 percent severe. Metro Manila […]

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