Showing posts with label News Clippings. Show all posts
Showing posts with label News Clippings. Show all posts

April 23, 2022

New measures to address Canada’s labour shortage | Some good news for International Students

To support Canada's economic growth and help address labour market shortages, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is making some changes in the coming months. These changes will help ensure Canadian employers have the workers they need to address shortages and grow Canada's labour force. International Student Graduates in Canada will also benefit big time from these changes.

November 20, 2021

Sinopharm, Sinovac and COVAXIN are now recognized by Canada

Effective November 30, 2021, Canada will expand the list of COVID-19 vaccines that travellers can receive to be considered fully vaccinated for the purpose of travel to Canada. 

July 22, 2021

Changes on Canada's travel restrictions starting August 9, 2021

Canada is easing border measures for fully vaccinated travelers entering Canada. Here's a summary of the changes to be implemented that may affect International Students and Visitor Visa holders traveling to Canada.

June 22, 2021

Government of Canada is easing its border. Fully vaccinated travelers are exempted from quarantine requirements

Canada is easing border measures for fully-vaccinated travelers who are eligible to enter Canada. As of July 5, 2021,  fully vaccinated travelers to Canada who meet other mandatory requirements, including pre- and on-arrival testing, are no longer required to quarantine at home or stay at an authorized hotel.

February 24, 2021

COVID-19 mandatory hotel stopover | It is not CAD 2,000 as previously announced!

The Government of Canada has introduced further measures to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and its variants in Canada. This is in addition to the mandatory negative COVID-19 molecular test taken up to 72 hours before your scheduled departure time. 

February 2, 2021

Canada introduces further restrictions on international travel | C$2,000 Mandatory Hotel Quarantine For All Arrivals

In order to protect the health and safety of Canadians, the Government of Canada is launching new measures to prevent further introduction and transmission of COVID-19 and new variants of the virus into Canada.

November 19, 2020

Automatic PR Status for International Students?

Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is seriously considering ways to make it easy for International Students and Temporary Foreign Workers to have a Permanent Resident status. 

October 31, 2020

Canada to bring in bring in more than 1.2M immigrants in the next 3 years | 2021‒2023 Immigration Levels Plan

To make up for pandemic shortfall, Canada is raising its immigration target for the next 3 years. The 2021 to 2023 immigration levels plan aims to continue welcoming immigrants at a rate of about 1% of the population of Canada, including 401,000 permanent residents in 2021, 411,000 in 2022 and 421,000 in 2023. That is more than 1.M new immigrants!

May 26, 2020

Canada will need newcomers after coronavirus pandemic, immigration minister says

Due to pandemic COVID 19, Canada's borders are currently closed with few exemptions for its Citizens, Permanent Residents and Temporary Foreign Workers doing essential functions. But this is just a temporary setback. You should be ready to enter the door when it opens.

March 19, 2020

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses

On March 18, 2020, Prime Minister Justine Trudeau announced the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan that will provide up to $27 billion in direct support to Canadian workers and businesses. 

February 24, 2019

New Pathways to Permanent Residence for Caregivers

During an event today at the Neighbourhood Organization in Toronto, Canada's Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen announced pilot programs that will allow caregivers to bring family members with them to Canada, and make it easier for them to become permanent residents.

February 3, 2019

Why go to US for internship when you can live and work in Canada with your family?

If you are one those planning and dreaming to work in the US temporarily (H-2A/H-2B Visas) or via the Internship programs (J1 Visa), you are probably monitoring the news about the US ban on Filipino Workers which was announced recently.  

The thing is, why go to the US for internship without pathway to permanent residency and be subjected to "slavery", to borrow the term of Philippine Labor Attache in the US, instead of working and living in Canada with your family?

January 24, 2019

Canada ranks No. 1 in global Quality of Life list

Based on this U.S. News and World Report's 2019 Best Countries Report,  Canada ranks No. 1 in Global Quality of Life List! 

The criteria for Quality Life is based on  the following factors: a good job market, affordable, economically stable, family friendly, income equality, politically stable, safe, well-developed public education system, well-developed public health system.

January 5, 2019

Canada's Immigration Plan for 2019-2021: Take in more than 1 million new immigrants

In its 2018 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration, the Immigration Minister revealed the plan to admit more than one million new immigrants in the next three years (2019-2021).

November 24, 2017

Do you want to earn P600/hour minimum wage?

With the passing of The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, the minimum wage in Ontario starting on January 2019 will be CAD15/hour! It will also provide at least two paid, job-protected sick days for all workers, increase holiday entitlement, and boost protections for temporary employment agency workers.  Read the news here.

November 17, 2017

New Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program Effective April 2018

Consistent with Canada's goal to bring in up to 1 Million New Immigrants in the next 3 years, Provincial Governments are adjusting their respective Provincial Nominee Programs. Manitoba recently announced that effective April 2018, they will introduce new Manitoba Provincial Nominee Programs. The goal is to make it user friendly, to make it easy for the applicants.

November 2, 2017

Canada is Wide Open for immigrants. But, are you eligible?

Canada is planning to admit nearly 1 million immigrants over the next 3 years. It's all over the news and in social media. The question now is, how to apply? There are various pathways for you to become a permanent resident of Canada. Which one is best for you?

October 28, 2017

Ontario Faculty On Strike | How will it affect International Students?

The union representing full time and partial load faculty in Ontario’s 24 colleges, the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), is on strike since October 16, 2017 and it is unlikely to end soon.

August 6, 2017

Study in Canada for FREE! Scholarship Programs for Filipinos

Here's your chance to Study in Canada for FREE!  

Canada's Minister of Foreign affairs recently announced at the  Canada-ASEAN Post Ministerial Conference in Manila, Philippines that it will provide $10 million over five years for post-secondary students and mid-career professionals from Southeast Asia to access world-class education in Canada.