08 Jun Canada introduced changes to the Super Visa program
Canada introduced changes to the Super Visa program
On June 7, 2022, Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced changes to the Super Visa program, making it easier for Canadians to reunite with their parents and grandparents. The new amendments will come into force on July 4, 2022, and allow super visa holders to stay in Canada for a longer period of time. The super visa holders will be able to stay in Canada for 5 years per entry and request to extend their stay by up to 2 years. In addition, international medical insurance companies also will be allowed to provide the necessary medical coverage for super visa applicants.
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International students studying in some private institutions in Quebec will not be able to apply for PGWP
On June 7, 2022, the Government of Canada announced that certain international graduates studying in Quebec’s unsubsidized private learning institutions will not be able to obtain a post-graduation work permit (PGWP). Since 2018, unsubsidized private learning institutions have been drawing a large number of international students. Between 2016 and 2018, approximately 4,900 foreign students were granted a study permit at one of these schools, while in 2019–2021, the number of foreign students jumped to 11,500. The new measure applies to all levels of study and will restrict access to PGWP in Quebec starting from September 1, 2023.
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Manitoba nominated 529 candidates in May 2022
On June 7, 2022, the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) published new nomination issuance statistics. In May 2022, the province nominated 529 skilled workers and approved 1 business. Manitoba also refused 9 skilled worker applications. MPNP invited 328 skilled workers, and 6 business concepts and issued 4 Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs). In May, MPNP received 431 applications from skilled workers and 2 business applications. Currently, the province is assessing 511 applications, and the other 2,014 applications are pending assessment. Additionally, Manitoba nominated 68 Express Entry candidates. In total, in 2022, Manitoba has nominated 2,178 candidates.
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Nova Scotia welcomed a new charter flight for Ukrainian nationals
On June 2, 2022, the Government of New Brunswick announced the arrival of a new charter flight carrying Ukrainian nationals. 170 Ukrainians and their families arrived at the Greater Moncton Romeo LeBlanc International Airport. The provincial immigration office is working with partners to guarantee that the Ukrainian newcomers arriving in the province under the CUAET get the support they require. On May 23 and 29, and on June 2, three charter flights brought 962 Ukrainians to Canada. In total, Canada provided charter flights to 1,132 Ukrainians.