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April 15, 2020

COVID-19 updates from International Experience Canada

The Government of Canada is working closely with partners in Canada and around the world, including the World Health Organization (WHO), to respond to the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). One measure that the Government of Canada has put in place is to limit travel to Canada. This restriction has an impact on youth […]
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April 14, 2020

Important updates related to COVID-19

As we all continue to work together to support each other and those most vulnerable in our communities, we are pleased to share clarification from the federal government on a few recent advocacy wins that benefit students.
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April 9, 2020

Changes to Canada Summer Jobs program to help businesses and young Canadians

The Government of Canada is taking action to support workers, businesses, and all Canadians impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including young people facing challenges finding work. The measures announced include temporary changes to the Canada Summer Jobs program that will help employers hire summer staff and provide young Canadians access to the jobs they need during this unprecedented time.
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April 8, 2020

Online Delivery and PGWP eligibility – New measures announced for international students starting in May or June

We are pleased to share that Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has extended online delivery exemptions with respect to Post-Graduate Work Permit eligibility for international students as we have been calling for.
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April 7, 2020

Updates for students and employers

During our weekly COVID-19 update webinar, Employment and Skills Development Canada (ESDC) shared changes made to the Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) to assist students and employers during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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April 4, 2020

A message from the Hon. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry regarding the denaturing agent, guanidine thiocyanate

Please see a message the Hon. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, has asked us to share with our members regarding the denaturing agent, guanidine thiocyanate.
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March 31, 2020

The latest on COVID-19

As the federal government’s response to COVID-19 continues to evolve daily, we remain committed to monitoring and sharing updates in order to better serve our members and be your voice in Ottawa. Visit our new webpage gathering all of our most recent updates.  Be sure to check in often as we are constantly updating the content as information becomes available, including our advocacy with the federal government and freely available teaching and learning resources.
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March 25, 2020

COVID-19 updates for international students and departments

As the world reacts to COVID-19, we continue to advocate on your behalf with Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to ensure that your concerns, and those of your students, are being heard and addressed in a timely manner and with as much flexibility as is possible.
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March 25, 2020

Applied Research Special COVID-19 Update

Please find below an update on CICan’s activities related to COVID-19 and applied research.
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March 23, 2020

Free resources to help faculty affected by COVID-19

With most colleges and institutes across Canada transitioning from traditional, in-person education to an online experience due to COVID-19, we wanted to share some free resources for our members.
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