Visitors in Canada continue to have access to work permits

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2021 12:00:28 +0000

Canada announced that it is extending until February 28, 2022, a coronavirus-related measure allowing visitors to obtain work permits. Since August 24, 2020, temporary residents who are in Canada with valid visitor status have been able to apply for an employer-specific work permit from within Canada. This is a temporary regulatory change as normally foreign […]

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Future Canadians still cannot immigrate despite eased travel measures

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2021 09:00:04 +0000

The Abdeali family had made all the arrangements to come to Canada this year, as they finally received their approval for permanent residency during the pandemic. However, their travel documents expired before they were allowed to come to Canada. Now, they are among many approved permanent residents who have given up everything to come to […]

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Rules for driving to Canada from the U.S. during the pandemic

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 09 Aug 2021 11:00:11 +0000

After nearly a year and a half, Canada is reopening to fully-vaccinated U.S. tourists as of 12:01 Eastern Time on August 9. For now, the new rules only apply to U.S. citizens and permanent residents, specifically. All other nationals are expected to be let in on September 7, pending the state of the pandemic at […]

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Immigrants and international students grew Canada’s population in Q1 2021

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 03 Jul 2021 09:00:44 +0000

In the first quarter of 2021, Canada’s population grew at the fastest rate since the pandemic began. The population rebounded thanks to the recovery of pre-pandemic immigration levels, and the return of international students, according to a recent RBC report. Immigration raised Canada’s population by 82,000 in the first quarter. The federal government’s push to encourage […]

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How to travel to Canada with a COPR during COVID

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 09:00:41 +0000

After 15 months, Canada’s border has reopened to approved permanent residents. These newcomers can now officially immigrate to Canada when they arrive at the border. Granted, they will be subject to the same public health measures that affect all incoming travellers. Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino opened up Canada’s border to approved permanent residents on June […]

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Employment drops as Canada introduces stricter health measures

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Tue, 11 May 2021 12:00:03 +0000

Canada saw its unemployment rate increase more than 8 per cent in April 2021, as employment fell by 207,000. Statistics Canada measured Canada’s labour market conditions during the week of April 11 to 17. Canadian provinces were introducing stricter health measures because of the sharp increase in COVID-19 cases across the country. A stay-at-home order was introduced in Ontario. Quebec had 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. curfews […]

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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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