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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...

Ontario school year cancelled, daycares remain closed due to COVID-19 pandemic

During today’s address to Ontario, Premier Doug Ford announced the cancellation of the school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision for the cancellation was made after consultation with...

Ontario schools to remain shut through the current school year: Premier Ford

TORONTO (Reuters) - Schools in Ontario, Canada's most populous province, will remain closed for the rest of the school year through the end of June, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Premier Doug Ford...

Premier Francois Legault says Montreal not ready to reopen schools, businesses

MONTREAL — With the COVID-19 situation in Montreal still very fragile, the Quebec government said Thursday that elementary schools in the greater Montreal area will remain closed until late August.

Schools face daunting, unique reopening challenges during pandemic

As Canada begins grappling with the issue of recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, the question of how to safely reopen schools has emerged as a particularly thorny topic....

Students can apply for $1,250 COVID-19 emergency aid starting Friday

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has confirmed today that Friday, May 15 is the date for eligible post-secondary students to apply for the emergency student aid benefit, Canada Emergency Student Benefit-CESB.

Schools asked not to cancel graduation and prom events by Ontario Education Minister

Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce has asked schools in Ontario to postpone school events for graduating students rather than cancel them. Lecce says that it would be better for these...

“Good news” coming for Ontario, says Premier Doug Ford, as province Covid-19 cases surpassed 20k

Despite COVID-19 cases going up two days straight after a six-week low average, Ontario Premier Doug Ford says that “good news” is coming on Thursday for the province. When addressing...

Some Canadian universities say fall classes will be offered primarily online

Reported By: The Canadian Press Some Canadian universities say classes this fall will be offered primarily online as uncertainty over the COVID-19 pandemic continues. In recent days, McGill University,...

In Canada’s Quebec province, de-confinement takes baby steps with schools re-opening

Reported By: Sebastien Malo, Reuters MONTREAL (Reuters) - The Canadian province of Quebec, where a majority of cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, have been tallied countrywide,...

Canada’s Immigration Minister shares new updates to immigration after the pandemic

In an online Q&A session on Tuesday May 5, Canada’s Minister Marco Mendicino answered questions and shared details regarding the future of immigration in the country following the impacts of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Publicly Funded Schools to remain closed until at least May 31 says Ontario Education Minister

Ontario’s Education Minister, Stephen Lecce announced that all publicly-funded schools will continue to remain closed until at least May 31.  The decision to extend school closures was made based upon...

PM Justin Trudeau announces new $9 billion COVID-19 funding for students

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today a new Canada Emergency Student Benefit - CESB program for students affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The new program will be a part of a $9...

Ontario Secondary School Teachers reach a three-year deal with the province

Following months of back and forth negotiations and walk-outs, Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) has reached an agreement with the Province of Ontario and signed a new three-year contract with the province...

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