In the first month of 2023, we’ve received some good news from IRCC. Many more family members of work permit holders will be eligible for open work permits starting January 30. Also, the Out-of-Status Construction Workers in the GTA Permanent Residence program has been extended for this year. Here are the details on Family Permits:
Earlier today, Minister Sean Fraser announced two important measures for international students. Here’s what you need to know: From November 15, 2022, to December 31, 2023, international students in Canada who are able to work off-campus using their study permit will no longer be subject to the 20-hour per week
The temporary policy for Post-Graduation Work Permit and TR to PR Work Permit holders to extend their work permits have now been implemented. Here are the main rules: Post graduation work permits that expire between September 20, 2021 and December 31, 2022 will be eligible for an open work permit for up to 18 months.
New Temporary Resident Program for Ukrainians and Family Members IRCC has just announced the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET) which is a new temporary resident program for Ukrainians who are fleeing the war. The details are as follows: Ukrainians and their family members can apply for a CUAET visitor visa allowing them to stay
IRCC announced that they will be providing new programs in support of Ukrainians who are fleeing the war. The exact program details have yet been released but we can anticipate the following: 1) A new program for temporary entry. The Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel will replace the need to obtain a normal visitor visa to
There has been a number of important immigration announcements this summer. Here are the top 5: BORDER OPENING Borders are set to open to Covid19-vaccinated travellers from around the world on September 7 (August 9 for American citizens and permanent residents residing in the United States). To qualify you must be fully vaccinated by a
The Canadian government has just put into place a new open work permit policy for Hong Kong passport holders who have obtained post-secondary education in the past 5 years. Here are the details: To be eligible, you must hold a HKSAR or BNO passport and have obtained a degree (Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD) or a
The Canadian Immigration Minister has recently announced the opening of a permanent residence program for caregivers in Canada, called the Interim Caregiver Pathway, that is open until June 4, 2019. Read here for more details.
While studying in Canada is an excellent path to permanent residence, there are many immigration landmines an international student will want to avoid along the way. Here are some pieces of advice we have for students: Post-graduation work permits (PGWP): Each international student is only allowed ONE post-graduation work permit, so use it wisely! There are
On July 31st, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will be expanding the collection of biometrics to all applicants between the ages of 14-79. Start dates for the requirement vary depending on the applicant’s nationality. Some of the most relevant details include: Who Will be Affected and When Biometric data must be submitted by everyone applying for: