News and Updates

The latest news and announcements on immigration, resettlement and settlement in Canada

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New temporary public policy will allow visitors to apply for a work permit without having to leave Canada – Government of Canada

News release Revised August 25 Change intended to benefit employers who are still facing difficulties finding workers August 24, 2020—Ottawa—Visitors...

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Pathway to permanent residency recognizes exceptional service of asylum claimants on front lines of COVID-19 pandemic – Government of Canada

News release August 14, 2020—Montreal—Front-line workers play a critical role in keeping Canadians healthy. In recognition of their exceptional service,...

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Canada and Nigeria working to combat migrant smuggling, human trafficking and irregular migration – Government of Canada

News release July 29, 2020—Ottawa – The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today reaffirmed Canada’s...

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Ministers responsible for immigration meet to jointly plan for the future of immigration in Canada amid COVID-19 – Government of Canada

News release July 24, 2020— The Forum of Ministers Responsible for Immigration met virtually today to talk about the role of...

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Passport services in Canada resuming by mail and by appointment for travel in less than 30 days – Government of Canada

News release July 31, 2020—Ottawa, Ontario—The Government of Canada has started the gradual resumption of some passport services in Canada....

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Minister Mendicino announces changes to facilitate online learning for international students – Government of Canada

News release July 14, 2020—Ottawa—International students make immense cultural and social contributions to Canada, and generate more than $21 billion in...

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Citizenship change benefits couples with fertility issues and same-sex couples – Government of Canada

News release July 9, 2020—Ottawa—Canadian families are as diverse as Canadians themselves, and everyone deserves the same rights and opportunities,...

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Government announces help for employers to meet their labour needs – Government of Canada

Government announces help for employers to meet their labour needs From: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada News release Process launched today...

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Removing barriers for international students working in essential services to fight COVID-19 – Government of Canada

News release Temporary rule change aimed at helping health-care facilities, other workplaces under pressure April 22, 2020—Ottawa—To help battle the COVID-19...

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How the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is affecting immigration, refugees, citizenship and passport services

To manage the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Prime Minister announced travel restrictions that will limit travel to...