Canada implements travel restrictions

Canada implements travel restrictions

Canada implements travel restrictions
On March 16, 2020, the Federal government of Canada officially announced the introduction of travel restrictions in response to the breakout of Covid-19. As such, Canada has closed the border for all foreigners, excluding Canadian citizens and permanent residents. This limitation does not apply to US citizens, foreign diplomats, airline employees, and close relatives of Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Effective March 18, only 4 Canadian airports will accept international flights – Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary. The Federal government also recommends all Canadian citizens and permanent residents who are now abroad to urgently return while the flights are still possible.

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IRCC cancels in-person landing appointments and all refugee claimant appointments
Beginning March 16, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) cancelled all in-person permanent resident landing appointments. Foreign nationals who received the Confirmation of Permanent Residence (CoPR) will be able to validate their landing by phone. This measure will be in effect until April 13, 2020. All booked appointments will also be held by telephone. IRCC will contact newcomers by email to schedule the phone calls. In addition, Canada postponed all refugee claimant appointments for the same period. Claimants will be informed about new appointments.

#PR, #CoPR, #landing, #IRCC

Newfoundland and Labrador updated the list of Designated Employers for AIPP
On March 14, 2020, Newfoundland and Labrador has updated the list of provincial employers taking part in the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP). The list now includes 302 employers that have been designated by the provincial government to hire foreign workers in the AIPP. Since the last update, Newfoundland and Labrador designated 23 new employers. In total, there are 2,491 employers in all four Atlantic provinces who can hire foreign workers in the framework of the AIPP.

#AIPP, #Atlantic_Canada, #Designated_employers, #Nova_Scotia, #Prince­_Edward_Island

New Brunswick postponed new recruitment events
On March 13, 2020, New Brunswick informed about the postponement of several recruitment events and information sessions on New Brunswick’s Provincial Immigration Programs. The province planned to hold recruitment events in Mexico, Chile, and Argentina in May 2020 and to target the following occupations: NOC 7321 – Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers, NOC 7322 – Motor vehicle body repairers, NOC 7511 – Transport truck drivers, NOC 9462 – Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers, NOC 9463 – Fish and seafood plant workers, NOC 9533 – Other wood products assemblers and inspectors, NOC 9617 – Labourers in food and beverage processing, NOC 9619 – Other labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities. Should the situation with the Covid-19 improves, New Brunswick will announce the new dates.

#New_Brunswick, #NBPNP, #Job_fair, #information_session