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Clark Wilson LLP
It has been almost 2 months since the federal government began introducing travel restrictions and exemptions which affect the eligibility of foreign workers to come to Canada.
May 26, 2020 - Canada's federal government officials tasked with implementing Canada-U.S. border restrictions due to coronavirus must ensure consistent application of policies between immigration and border service agencies.
May 26, 2020 - Canada is seeing a steady rise in the number of new permanent residents through the Start-Up Visa Program.
Clark Wilson LLP
Post-secondary institutions across the world have announced that their Summer term(s) (May-August) will be conducted primarily, if not completely, though alternative modes of delivery (e.g. online-only).
May 21, 2020 - With a backlog of 19,000 applications, Quebec's provincial government has moved to delay the opening of the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program until April 1, 2021. It is expected the program will undergo substantive changes.
May 21, 2020 -Applications are now being accepted for Canada's new Agri-Food Immigration Pilot.
May 21, 2020 -The Canada-U.S. border will remain closed for a further month as part of measures to contain the spread of coronavirus.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
The Federal Government announced changes to the travel restrictions as they apply to Temporary Foreign Workers ("TFW") with some major caveats.
McInnes Cooper
Two new immigration policies have recently been introduced to address labour market challenges in Canada in light of COVID-19, both of which will greatly benefit prospective employers and temporary foreign workers.
Moodys Gartner Tax Law LLP
As an update to our blog on April 22, 2020, President Trump has now officially released the first of two anticipated presidential proclamations ...
Moodys Gartner Tax Law LLP
In a press conference on April 20, 2020, President Trump announced that his administration would be temporarily barring certain new immigrants
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The proclamation came into effect on April 23 at 11:59 p.m. (ET) and will be in force for 60 days (but may be extended as necessary). It suspends the entry of any individual seeking to enter the US as an immigrant.
May 15, 2020 - Alberta immigration has announced the results of a new Express Entry draw, the province inviting 200 candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System scores as low as 322.
May 15, 2020 - Ontario Immigration in Canada's most populous province is still answering inquiries, processing applications and issuing nominations through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), including the Express Entry-linked and Entrepreneur streams.
May 15, 2020 - Canada has announced new Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) rules for international students forced to study via distance learning because of restrictions to stop the spread of coronavirus.
May 13, 2020 - Canada's federal government has moved to slash the time it takes for temporary foreign workers to be allowed to start a new job to help employers during the coronavirus crisis.
Gowling WLG
The Government has announced special provisions for some occupations, which are aimed at facilitating certain Labour Market Impact Assessment ("LMIA") requests.
Envoy Global, Inc.
Envoy Global's 2020 Immigration Trends Report found that 51% of employers are considering expanding to the country.
Watson Goepel LLP
Canada will not be adopting any similar immigration suspension measures.
MLT Aikins LLP
On Wednesday, April 22, 2020 U.S. President Donald Trump issued an Executive order suspending the entry of individuals who seek "Lawful Permanent Residence" in the U.S. for the next 60 days.
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