29 Sep Canada extended travel restrictions until October 31
Canada extended travel restrictions until October 31
Unfortunately for many immigrants, foreign workers and international students, on September 28, 2020, the Federal government extended the Minimizing the Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 in Canada Order (Prohibition of Entry into Canada from any Country Other than the United States) until October 31, 2020. Canada introduced travel restrictions on March 18. Since then, the government keeps extending the border closure on monthly basis. The land border closure with the United States was also extended until October 21. Earlier, the Prime-Minister Justin Trudeau declared the second wave of the COVID-19 in Canada. Therefore, until the improvement of the pandemic conditions, the travel restrictions will be enforced. All exemptions to those restrictions, regarding essential workers and family members of Canadians, remain in place.
#IRCC, #CBSA, #COVID_19, #TRV, #visitor_visas, #study_permits, #travel_restrictions
Nova Scotia invited 5 graduate entrepreneurs
On September 28, 2020, Nova Scotia published an update about the results of the new draw in the International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP). On September 24, 2020, Nova Scotia invited 5 candidates with the lowest score of 49 points, 18 points less than on February 2 draw. In 2020, Nova Scotia has already invited 6 candidates in the International Graduate Entrepreneurs in two draws. Last year, the province invited only 3 candidates in this stream.
#Nova_Scotia, #Entrepreneurs, #NSNP, #International_Graduate_Entrepreneur, #business_immigration
Work permits for film and television industry workers
On September 28, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) released an update regarding the instructions for work permits issuance for workers in the film and television industry entering Canada from outside the United States, or visa-required foreign workers entering from the United States. IRCC offers priority processing for such workers. The department encouraged officers to prioritize these applications for eligible applicants within the 14-day priority service standard that has been established.
#IRCC, #work_permits, #work_in_Canada, #TRV
IRCC updated program delivery for employer compliance inspections
On September 28, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) provided an update regarding the employer compliance inspections regulation during the COVID-19 under the International Mobility Program (IMP). According to the update, officers are instructed to use Canada Post’s epost Connect service. This method of communication will be used by the Case Management Branch to exchange documents with employers during compliance inspections.
#IRCC, #work_permits, #work_in_Canada, #Employer_compliance, #IMP