Micaela Powers

Immigration announcements for June 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a lot of uncertainty as businesses and agencies have had to adapt or suspend operations to comply with health and travel restrictions. As the Canadian government continues to...

English language skill test options amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

International students planning to study at a Canadian designated learning institution (DLI) must meet several admission requirements. Although each DLI has its requirements, most assess applicants’ transcripts, professional backgrounds, motivation letters, academic and...

Applications to the Agri-Food Immigration Pilot are now open

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced on May 15, 2020, that they would now be accepting applications to the Agri-Food Immigration Pilot program which will admit up to 2,750 principal applicants and...

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada working to protect immigration amid COVID-19 pandemic

Canada is a country built on welcoming immigrants, but with the current health and travel restrictions in place, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has had to implement several new policies to keep...

Verbal confirmation of a valid work permit sufficient for CERB application

The government is making the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) application process easier for temporary foreign residents. According to the National Post, a memo was sent to Employment and Social Development officials allowing...

The benefits of a Canadian education pathway to immigration

Choosing to study in Canada not only allows international students to experience life and build social connections in Canada before becoming a permanent resident, it also helps them to improve their candidacy for...

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announces distance learning opportunity for international students affected by COVID-19 health and travel restrictions

For international students concerned about their Canadian Post-Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) eligibility in light of COVID-19 travel restrictions, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) offered some relief on May 14, 2020, when they...

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