02 Jul Canada introduced new guidance for temporary resident visas
Canada introduced new guidance for temporary resident visas
On June 30, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) introduced new instructions for temporary resident visas on processing open temporary resident visa (TRV) applications during the pandemic. Although the priority is to continue processing applications where the client meets a travel restriction exemption and travels for a non-discretionary purpose, immigration officers will have to continue to determine to what extent they have the capacity to process non-priority applications, and process a final decision for open TRV applications for applicants who are not eligible to travel to Canada during the pandemic
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IRCC published a new temporary public policy for foreign nationals
On June 30, 2021, the Government of Canada published a new temporary public policy that exempts some foreign nationals from having to complete an additional immigration medical exam as part of their application for permanent residence (PR) or for a permanent resident visa (PRV). The policy applies to foreign nationals residing in Canada who have submitted or have a pending application for PR or for a PRV and have not yet completed a new immigration medical exam; or those who have completed an immigration medical exam within the last 5 years and were found not to pose any risk to public safety or health; and those who have not left Canada for more than 6 months in the last year to live in another country that possesses a higher incidence of a serious communicable disease than Canada. New instructions will be in effect until December 28, 2021.
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New Brunswick experiences population boost
Statistics Canada recently confirmed that more than 3,500 people from other Canadian provinces moved to New Brunswick between January and March 2021. It is the highest in-migration numbers since 1975. In addition, more and more international students and graduates from the Atlantic Canada Study and Stay program prefer to stay in the province. This year, 64 graduates in fields of study such as computer science, information technology, finance, engineering, environmental studies, and business administration remained in New Brunswick to live and secured jobs.
International students coming to Canada face barriers
As COVID-19 cases rise and fall in various parts of the world, travel restrictions and measures change. International students coming to Canada face numerous barriers, such as visa backlogs, lack of vaccination, quarantine measures, and fewer available flights. In addition, several universities require students living in residence to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Students who are unable to access a vaccine before move-in will have to receive one in 14 days. Students who are not fully vaccinated will have to follow federal government requirements.