Canada expands pathway to residency for work permit holders

As part of the plan, individuals who hold or held a PGWP on or after January 30 will have the opportunity to apply for an open work permit lasting an additional 1.5 years. “This new policy means that young students from abroad who have studied here can stay and find work, while ensuring that Canada […]

Negative Covid-19 test required for air travel into Canada

In an announcement, officials said that the rules will come into effect from January 7. They will apply to all travellers including Canadian citizens.  “These new measures will provide another layer of protection for Canadians” People who travel to Canada will be...

Canada and Italy agreement seeks to boost youth mobility

Under the bilateral youth mobility agreement, Canadian and Italian youth will be permitted join a 12 month work and travel program, for which candidates can participate twice, for a total of 24 months. They will also be able to gain professional work experience via...

Int’l students can enter Canada for courses of less than six months

In a letter to members, Languages Canada explained that while students cannot come to Canada on temporary resident visas or or electronic travel authorisations, they can come to the country on a study permit. “IRCC is aware that there is an issue in the [eligibility]...

International enrolments in Canada up 16% in 2018/19

Statistics Canada numbers revealed that Canadian public universities and colleges saw almost 48,000 more international student enrolments in the 2018/19 academic year, while enrolments from domestic students dipped by some 8,300. “International students provide the...