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July 15, 2020

Updates related to COVID-19 

As we all continue to work together to support each other and those most vulnerable in our communities, take note of these recent federal updates: For international students, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced additional support measures for international students beginning a new program online this fall with a Canadian learning institution, including: priority study-permit processing for students who have submitted a complete application online; allowing students to count the time spent pursuing their studies online abroad toward their eligibility for a post-graduation work permit, if they have submitted a study permit application and if at least 50% of their program is... Read more
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Tags: covid19, IRCC
June 2, 2020

COVID-19 Updates from IRCC

The following represents a summary of policy and procedure updates provided by IRCC related to the COVID-19 pandemic. These updates were collected by way of a coordinated effort from Colleges and Institutes Canada, Universities Canada, and the Canadian Bureau for International Education. Download the PDF We encourage you to also monitor the Government of Canada publications regarding COVID-19, and program delivery updates, which are being reviewed and updated on a regular basis: How the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is affecting immigration, refugees, citizenship and passport services Program Delivery Updates
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May 15, 2020

Update from International Experience Canada

We’ve been informed that effective May 8th, 2020 and lasting until further notice, only foreign nationals currently outside Canada who: (i) hold a valid IEC work permit or Letter of Introduction; and (ii) have a current and active offer of employment will be permitted to enter Canada. This new provision applies to all three streams of IEC work permits: international co-op, young professionals, and working holiday. For more information, please consult the International Experience Canada website and a web page we developed on Questions and Answers related to COVID-19. Multilingual Resources for International Students: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has... Read more
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Tags: International, covid19
May 14, 2020

Announcement about post-graduation work permit eligibility for programs of study beginning in September 2020

Update from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada: The COVID-19 pandemic has had important impacts on international education. Travel and health restrictions that have been put in place have prompted many designated learning institutions to begin offering their courses online, and to consider how they will approach the beginning of classes in September 2020. As a result, your students may want to know what impacts this might have on their eligibility for the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP). Under the standard processing guidelines for the PGWPP, an international student graduating from an eligible designated learning institution may be eligible for a... Read more
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Tags: covid19, PGWPP, Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship
April 23, 2020

Impact of COVID-19 on the International Education Sector in Canada

QUESTIONS FOR IRCC International students 1. PGWPP i. Can IRCC provide specific criteria to DLIs regarding the letters of support (for PGWP application) for current international students who experience changes to their study plans as a result of COVID-19; that is, will a general letter outlining an institution’s actions in this time suffice? Or does each student need a personal letter outlining how COVID-19 impacted their individual study plan and how this new plan was supported by the institution? Response Due to travel restrictions, IRCC acknowledges that students may be unable to travel to Canada and wish to start their... Read more
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Tags: International, covid19, PGWP