Category Archives: Life in Canada

Impact of the pandemic on Canadian immigration

Canada’s immigration minister appeared before the Standing Committee as part of a study on the affect coronavirus has had on Canada’s immigration system. Marco Mendicino attended the November 25 meeting along with the Deputy Minister for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Catrina Tapley. They answered questions from members of parliament on the Standing Committee…
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Canada welcomed 67,000 new international students

Canada welcomed 67,000 new international students between January and April 2020 from 156 different countries. Canada’s international student population has skyrocketed in recent years. In 2019, Canada had over 640,000 international students which mean its foreign student population has tripled over the past decade. International students are attracted to Canada’s high quality of education, diversity, safety, affordability, work opportunities,…
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Canada immigration intake expected to fall by half due to COVID-19

Canada’s annual immigration intake is expected to decline in 2020 by half from last year’s levels as a result of the global pandemic, raising concerns over the impact on the country’s newcomer-fuelled economy. Canada welcomed 341,000 permanent residents in 2019 and was set to usher in another 370,000 this year, but that number is forecast…
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Canada’s immigration policies and procedures have undergone daily changes over the past week as Canada seeks to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19)

One of Canada’s major measures has been to implement travel restrictions between March 18 and June 30, however Canada is still exempting certain permanent and temporary residents from the restrictions so that they can enter the country. CIC News has compiled the following frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers to help you understand the changes: Can…
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