Looking forward: What is needed to restart international travel to Canada?

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Fri, 07 May 2021 09:00:43 +0000

As more and more Canadians are receiving vaccines for COVID-19, it may be time to look at what is needed to safely reopen the border for international travel. Health Minister Patty Hajdu says that Canada is looking to come up with a form of certification that may allow vaccinated Canadians to travel abroad. In an […]

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Canadian immigrant labour market outcomes were improving before COVID

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 05 May 2021 09:00:52 +0000

Before the pandemic, labour market performance gaps between Canadians and immigrants were either closing or remaining steady. In a recent report, Statistics Canada compared immigrant and Canadian employment and wages between 2000 and 2019. They found the outcomes differed depending on which outcome they were measuring, gender, and years in Canada. The study looked at […]

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Canada discussing suspending entry of international students to Ontario

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2021 16:49:24 +0000

Following a meeting with the provinces on April 29, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is putting in motion the steps to suspend international student travel to Ontario. “Premier Ford asked that we suspend the arrival of international students,” Trudeau said. “Because at this time Ontairo is the only province requesting this, we are happy to work […]

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Canada to suspend entry of international students to Ontario

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2021 16:49:24 +0000

Following a meeting with the provinces on April 29, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that international students will temporarily not be allowed to come to Ontario. In a press conference, Ontairo Premier Doug Ford told reporters he pleaded with the prime minister to do more to combat the spread of coronavirus. He asked for […]

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FAQ: New PR streams for essential workers, international student graduates in Canada

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2021 12:00:40 +0000

As part of an initiative to meet immigration targets amid travel restrictions, Canada is launching six new limited-time immigration programs to essential workers and international student graduates who are working in Canada. There has been much interest in the new programs, as they are open to a wide range of candidates. Generally speaking, to apply […]

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Canada introducing stricter travel restrictions amid rise in COVID variants

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2021 21:18:35 +0000

As Canada sees a surge in COVID-19 cases involving new variants, the federal government announced on April 22 that it will introduce tighter travel restrictions to halt potential spread and protect Canadians.  The travel restrictions include the banning of all passenger and cargo flights from India and Pakistan starting at 11:30 p.m. EST on April 22, 2021, for 30 days. However, cargo flights […]

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Canada adds 303,000 jobs in March

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2021 09:00:05 +0000

Canada’s economy grew even closer to pre-pandemic levels in March. Statistics Canada examined labour market conditions during the week of March 14 to 20, just as the third wave of the coronavirus was starting. Public health measures were less restrictive in several provinces. Stay-at-home orders had been lifted for all regions of Ontario, although personal […]

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Visitors have more time to apply for work permits within Canada

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2021 18:44:18 +0000

Canada is extending a 2020 coronavirus-related measure to allow temporary residents with job offers to apply for their work permits without leaving the country. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) originally introduced the measure between August 24, 2020, and March 31, 2021. Foreign nationals in Canada on visitor status will now be able to benefit from […]

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Amateur athletes exempt from Canada’s COVID-19 travel restrictions

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2021 09:00:53 +0000

Canada is making it easier for high-performance amateur athletes to enter the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. Amateur athletes and accompanying support personnel, who are participating in international single-sport events, may be exempt from Canada’s imposed travel restrictions to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus. In addition, they may not need to fulfil the mandatory 14-day […]

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Canada’s population growth rate falls to WWI levels in 2020

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2021 09:00:37 +0000

With an increase in deaths and a decrease in new immigrants, Canada saw its lowest population growth rate since 1916. In 2020, Canada’s population only increased 0.4 per cent, according to Statistics Canada. Population growth has not been this low since the first year of World War I when it was just 0.3 per cent. […]

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