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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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March 21, 2020

A message from the Hon. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry regarding critical supplies

Please see a message the Hon. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, has asked us to share with our members.
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March 18, 2020

Supporting each other through COVID-19

As we all watch attentively for updates from public health authorities in Canada and around the world regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to inform you of the steps we are taking to support the health and safety of our staff, our members, and our partners. We are trying our best to take the steps necessary to help keep people safe and contribute to global efforts to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
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March 17, 2020

CICan office closure in response to COVID-19

Given the ongoing concerns over COVID-19, Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) has taken the extraordinary step of closing its offices and implementing a work-from-home directive for all of its employees as of Tuesday March 17 and until further notice. As travel restrictions come into effect around the world, we have also canceled all business trips for the time being.
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