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The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) Gets More Flexibility
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The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) Gets More Flexibility

Under the revised rules for the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP), candidates now have more flexibility for their work experience requirement.  What is the RNIP?  The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) is, according to IRCC, “a community-driven program that spreads the benefits of economic immigration to smaller communities. It helps these communities to…

Canada Resumes Deportations Despite Global Pandemic
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Canada Resumes Deportations Despite Global Pandemic

Refugee and asylum advocates are criticizing Canada’s decision to resume deportations during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Canada’s decision to resume deportations is concerning to refugee advocates because the complete details of a program to grant residency to essential workers have not been publicly released. The deportations have already started, effective Nov. 30, after a temporary…

Advocates Push Quebec To Expand Residence Program For Essential Workers
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Advocates Push Quebec To Expand Residence Program For Essential Workers

Calls to expand the residency program to all asylum-seeking essential workers are falling on deaf ears from Quebec’s immigration minister. In August, the government unveiled a new residency program for asylum-seeking frontline healthcare workers who provide direct care to patients. The program would likely apply to approximately 1000 asylum seekers across the country but leaves…

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