In a measure that screams “Your status may be temporary, but your contributions are lasting — and we want you to stay,” IRCC introduced a new public policy offering an accelerated pathway for essential/ health care workers in Canada.
Reinstating Canada’s value for international graduates, a new temporary public policy has been put into place for international graduates in Canada to apply for permanent residence in Canada.
On April 8, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued an update confirming the change of the term implied status to maintained Status and offered additional clarification as to when you deemed to be on maintained status.
On March 27, 2021 in a Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement published in the Canada Gazette, the Department of Citizenship and Immigration identified fundamental issues with the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations take on the excessive demand element of medical inadmissibility and suggest regulatory amendments to implement a public policy in force since June 2018.
In their report released 22nd March 2021, Statistics Canada concluded that Immigrant children that arrive in Canada before the age of 15, are more likely to succeed than their Canadian born peers.
On October 28, 2020, the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Immigration (MIFI) published a draft regulation for three permanent immigration pilot programs in the province of Quebec in the goal to attract foreign nationals with the needed skills to settle down in the province.
Quebec Updates the List of Professions for the Facilitated Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) process
On February 24, 2021, Emploi-Québec and the Ministry of Immigration, Frenchisation and Integration (MIFI) established a newly updated list of professions that qualify for the facilitated Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) process in order to obtain a work permit in the province of Quebec
As of February 12th 2021, all eligible international students can now complete 100% of their Canadian program remotely from their country of residence and still be eligible for a post graduate work permit. Prior to this, applicants could only complete 50% of a program remotely to still be entitled to a post graduate work permit.
“The launch of the Hong Kong immigration pathway is a historic initiative that will attract young, talented and experienced graduates who will help to drive Canada’s economy forward. With flexible open work permits and a fast-track to permanent residency, skilled Hong Kong residents will have a unique opportunity to develop their careers and help accelerate…