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Shamira Madhany on how WES is assisting students, immigrants during the pandemic

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The unprecedented pandemic situation has forced the world to change the way it functions. Going digital and working remotely is the need of the hour. In this interview with New Canadians, Shamira Madhany, Managing Director – Canada and Deputy Executive Director, World Education Services (WES), shares how the evaluation body has digitized their Educational Credential […]

WES’ new program, a solution for newcomers who don’t have access to documentation

Exceptional measures in PR application for asylum claimants who are frontline healthcare workers in Canada

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Asylum claimants across Canada, who are healthcare workers on front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, can apply for permanent residency (PR) under a temporary measure announced by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Under normal circumstances, asylum claimants cannot apply for PR until their claims for asylum have been accepted by the Refugee Protection Division. […]

Immediate family of Canadian citizens and PRs exempted from travel restrictions

A citizenship breakthrough for Canadian LGBTQ2+ families and couples with fertility issues

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Non-biological Canadian parents who are legal parents at a child’s birth can now pass down Canadian citizenship to their children born abroad in the first generation. The move follows a change in the interpretation of “parent” under the Citizenship Act, recognizes and celebrates the diversity of Canadian Families, announced Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).  The […]

What is Express Entry? Interview with Kerry Molitor, RCIC

In light of COVID-19, international students in essential services can work more than 20 hours a week

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During the COVID-19 outbreak, workers in certain roles and industries, especially healthcare, have been under considerable pressure. To help meet the challenges of the pandemic, the Canadian government has temporarily removed restrictions that previously allowed international students to only work up to a maximum of 20 hours a week. As a result, international students working […]

Biometrics collection is now easier within’ Canada

Travel restrictions amid COVID-19: Exemptions for specific groups, foreign nationals now in place

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Approved permanent residents, temporary foreign workers and some international students who haven’t yet landed in Canada are now allowed to enter the country. In an earlier update on travel restrictions amid COVID-19, the Government of Canada had announced that specific groups will be allowed to travel to the country despite the restrictions. The exemptions are […]

A citizenship breakthrough for Canadian LGBTQ2+ families and couples with fertility issues

Canada to welcome 1,000,000 immigrants over the next 3 years

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Canada’s 2020-2022 Immigration Levels Plan aims at increasing the number of permanent residents admitted to the country, and as many as 1,000,000 immigrants are expected in the next three years. The proposed plan targets an increase of 10,000 each year: from 341,000 in 2020 to 351,000 in 2021 and 361,000 in 2022. Minister of Immigration, […]

Invites to Parents and Grandparents Program continue to soar

Proposed new citizenship oath recognizes Indigenous rights

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The oath that all new Canadians recite before receiving their citizenship will now include references to the rights of Indigenous Peoples if proposed amendments to the current Citizenship Act are passed by Parliament. The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Marco Mendicino, has introduced a Bill to amend the Citizenship Act to change Canada’s Oath […]

Canada’s medical inadmissibility policy amended

Nova Scotia sees a growth spurt with a record number of permanent residents

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Of late, Nova Scotia has made great strides in attracting immigrants in order to grow its population and strengthen the province’s economy and communities. In 2019, it welcomed 7,580 new permanent residents, almost 27% more than its previous record of 5,970 in 2018.  “Our immigration growth is something to celebrate. We plan, support and invest […]

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2020 Parents and Grandparents Program

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Much like the previous years, new Canadians interested in sponsoring a parent or grandparent to the country were eyeing January as the month when the 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program would reopen. However, it has been announced that the reopening of this program has been postponed until Ministerial Instructions are issued. This is to ensure […]

A citizenship breakthrough for Canadian LGBTQ2+ families and couples with fertility issues

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