New Open Work Permit Opportunity for International Students

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Updates Leave a Comment

The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC), has recently made an announcement: Former international students who hold or held a post-graduation work permit (PGWP) will have a unique opportunity to apply for another open work permit. Those affected by the pandemic with an expired or expiring PGWP will be have the chance to …

Un test de la COVID-19 et un résultat négatif au test exigés avant le départ pour tous les voyageurs aériens qui arrivent au Canada

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À compter du 6 janvier à 21 h 59 HR MST, tous les voyageurs internationaux âgés de cinq ans et plus arrivant au Canada devront avoir été déclarés négatifs à un test de dépistage de la COVID-19 avant de monter à bord de leur vol. Ce test devra être effectué dans la destination internationale où se trouve le voyageur, moins …

Invitations to Apply for 2020 PGP Program

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The interest to sponsor form was available on the IRCC website from October 13 to November 3, 2020. Since then, to ensure a fair, transparent and equal opportunity for applicants, IRCC has removed duplicate submissions randomly selected potential sponsors to invite them to apply Selected potential sponsors will be receiving invitations to apply for the 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program …

Canada Suspends Flights from the UK for 72 Hours

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, COVID-19, Updates

The Government of Canada is closely monitoring the variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 identified in the United Kingdom. More research is needed in Canada and around the world to better understand this variant and its impacts. Given the high number of cases of a variant COVID-19 virus in some regions in the UK, starting from midnight on December …

New IRCC Public Policy Helping Stranded Temporary Workers from Trinidad and Tobago

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, COVID-19, Updates

Last week, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) announced a new public policy to help agricultural workers from Trinidad and Tobago (a dual-island Caribbean nation) stranded in Canada due to COVID-19 travel restrictions in their home country. This public policy, in effect until February 12, 2021, ensures they can maintain their legal status if they remain in Canada through the winter …

New changes to Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot

Michelle Mak Citizenship & Immigration, COVID-19, Settlement & Community News, Settlement News, Updates

On December 14, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) announced changes to make the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) more flexible for applicants. He also welcomed the first two practical nurses under the Pilot to Sault St. Marie. The RNIP is a community-driven program that advocates immigration to smaller communities. The program …

Video: How to Check Application Processing Time

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Newcomer Information

Have you submitted an application to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC)  and wonder how long it’s going to take for it to be processed? In this short video below, we will provide you with a step-by-step guide on: How to Check Application Processing Time If you still have more questions, please fill out this form: https://settlementcalgary.com/isc-welcome/  One of our Newcomer …

IRCC Accepting PR Applications from Refugee Claimants Working in Health Care Sector

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, COVID-19, Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News, Settlement News, Updates

Today, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC), announced that, from December 14, 2020 until August 31, 2021, IRCC will begin accepting applications for permanent residence from refugee claimants who work in Canada’s health-care sector and provide direct care to patients.

Permanent Residence Confirmation Portal

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, COVID-19, Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News, Updates

To manage the outbreak of COVID-19, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has launched an online Permanent Residence Confirmation Portal through which you can: declare you’re in Canada confirm your address submit a recent photo that will be used to make your PR card be given access to your proof of permanent resident (PR) status share personal information safely In …