Will Canada remain appealing to immigrants after the pandemic?

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2021 09:00:03 +0000

Canada was an extremely attractive destination to global talent prior to the coronavirus pandemic. Over one million new permanent residents, temporary foreign workers, and international students were arriving to Canada each year. The pandemic has, of course, changed a lot of things. Hence, it is worth re-evaluating whether these changes will impact Canada’s appeal to […]

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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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Ottawa immigrants more impacted by COVID-19

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2021 09:00:27 +0000

Immigrants and racialized communities in Ottawa are at a higher risk of exposure to COVID-19, according to a new report. The summary report titled The impact of COVID-19 on immigrants and racialized communities in Ottawa was based on a virtual community dialogue event hosted by The Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership (OLIP) and funded in part […]

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Temporary residents now have until summer 2021 to restore their status

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 01 Jan 2021 14:22:08 +0000

The Canadian immigration department is giving temporary residents another chance to extend their stay in Canada. Temporary residents who had valid status on or after January 30, 2020 but whose status expired on or before May 31, 2021 will have until August 31, 2021 to apply to restore their status, according to the Canadian government’s webpage. […]

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Canada’s film industry rebounds from coronavirus

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 10:00:11 +0000

The Canadian film and television industry, which like many others around the world had to deal with postponements and cancellations of filming, productions and festivals due to travel restrictions and physical distancing measures, is now looking to the future. There is no doubt that the resilience of the industry has been tested by COVID-19, due […]

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Quebec easing PEQ rules announced in May

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 15:27:16 +0000

This year’s graduates will be able to take advantage of the rules currently in effect to access the Quebec Experience Program (PEQ), announced Quebec’s new immigration minister, Nadine Girault. Students already in Quebec,  who will have obtained a diploma eligible for the PEQ, or who will obtain it by December 31, 2020, will be able […]

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Quebec should reconsider immigration changes

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 02 Jun 2020 07:00:54 +0000

Recently announced reforms to the Quebec Experience Program should be reconsidered. Since 2010, the Quebec Experience Program (or “PEQ” in French) has offered a fast-track to permanent residence for temporary foreign workers and international students that lived in Quebec. Such individuals could often get their Quebec Selection Certificate in around 20 business days, and then […]

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Quebec extends health coverage for temporary foreign workers

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Tue, 05 May 2020 07:00:48 +0000

As of April 29, temporary foreign workers whose permits are expiring and cannot be renewed due to processing delays and as a result of the special measures put in place by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will be able to benefit from continued access to the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Quebec (RAMQ). RAMQ (the […]

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