Category Archives: Immigration law news

International students can now do 100% of studies online and still get PGWP

Canada is reaffirming its commitment to international student graduates by further loosening eligibility requirements for the Post-Graduation Work Permit International students who complete their entire postsecondary program online will now be eligible for the three-year open work permit after graduation. Canada is making it easier for international student graduates to be eligible for the Post-Graduation Work…
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Express Entry: Canada invites 27,332 immigration candidates in historic Saturday draw

Canada held an unheard-of Express Entry draw inviting tens of thousands of candidates to apply for permanent residence. Canada invited 27,332 candidates to apply for permanent residence in its latest Express Entry draw— you read that right. Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited candidates from the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) on February 13. This unprecedented Express Entry…
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Priorities of the Canadian Immigration Policy in 2021

Since my previous mandate letter to you, our country has been confronted by the most serious public health crisis we have ever faced. The global pandemic has had devastating impacts on lives and livelihoods and exposed fundamental gaps in our society. Challenges that existed before the pandemic remain and others have been exacerbated. In light…
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News release

January 8, 2021—Ottawa—International students bring so much to Canada, contributing over $21 billion annually to our economy and supporting the vitality of our communities. Yet the pandemic has presented myriad challenges for international students. Most notably, for many holders of a post-graduation work permit (PGWP), the pandemic’s disruption and uncertainty have jeopardized their chances of…
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