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January 18, 2021

COVID-19: the latest updates for post-secondary institutions and international students

For institutions welcoming international students, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) continues to update its list of designated learning institutions (DLIs) with approved COVID-19 readiness plans. The list was most recently updated on January 12. Note that as of January 7, all travellers flying to Canada are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result to the airline prior to boarding. The two-stage study permit assessment process has been extended to include applications submitted on or before December 15, 2020 for study permit applications; and, Beginning January 27, former international students who hold or held a PGWP will have the opportunity to apply for an open work permit. As always, we continue to work... Read more
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Tags: covid19, IRCC
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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April 17, 2020

Update from IRCC – Implied Legal Status for in-Canada Work Permit and Study Permit Extension Applicants

We [Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada] are writing to inform you of important information as it pertains to temporary foreign workers and international students in Canada whose status have or will expire in the next 90 days and who may be benefiting from continued implied legal status in Canada. IRCC is aware that temporary worker and student status is used within provincial and territorial jurisdictions to help determine eligibility to social and health benefits. This information should help your jurisdiction confirm if the temporary foreign worker or international student, including their family members if applicable, is still under legal status... Read more
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Tags: covid-19, IRCC