All Invitations for 2020 PGP Sent

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has now finished sending all the invitations to apply for the 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP). Didn’t receive any email? Check your invitation status by answering two simple questions using this online tool: What does your confirmation number start with What’s the second character? Congratulations if you have received the invitation in your …

New Open Work Permit Opportunity for International Students

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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 …

What Income Do You Have to Report When Completing Tax Return

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For the part of the tax year that you were considered a resident of Canada You have to report your world income. World income is income from all sources both inside and outside Canada earned after becoming a resident of Canada for income tax purposes on your Canadian tax return. Are you a resident of Canada? You become a resident …

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 …

Health Canada Approves of Moderna Vaccine

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On December 23, 2020, Health Canada authorized the second COVID-19 vaccine in Canada, manufactured by Moderna. The Moderna vaccine meets the Department’s stringent safety, efficacy and quality requirements. The Moderna vaccine has different storage and handling requirements, meaning it can be distributed to isolated and remote communities. The vaccine is to be used by people 18 years of age or …

Information about Pfizer Vaccine

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The Government of Canada is starting to administer the Pfizer Vaccine. The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 mRNA vaccine (Tozinameran or BNT162b2) is used to prevent COVID-19. The vaccine is approved for people who are 16 years of age and older. The vaccine is given by an injection (0.3 mL) into the muscle of the arm. For the vaccine to work best, you …

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 …