Canada may gradually resume biometrics submissions from within Canada

Canada may gradually resume biometrics submissions from within Canada

Canada may gradually resume biometrics submissions from within Canada
According to the automated message on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) phone lines, and several unofficial reports from the interested public, Service Canada started to contact foreign nationals who currently reside in Canada and applied for permanent residence in Canada in order to schedule personal appointments to submit the biometrics. Canada cancelled all biometrics appointments in March 2020. Starting July 15, IRCC exempt in-Canada applicants for a work and study permit, work and study permit extensions, temporary resident visas, temporary resident visas extensions and restorations from submitting biometrics until further notice. At the same, the biometrics requirement for PR applicants was not cancelled. Instead, IRCC automatically extends the deadlines to submit biometrics for In-Canada candidates.

#biometrics, #IRCC, #Service_Canada, #PR

Registration to New Brunswick online recruitment events has been closed
On September 14, 2020, New Brunswick informed that the registration to two sessions of the “Living and Working in New Brunswick” for Skilled Workers planning to immigrate to Canada planned on September 29 and October 1 has been closed. These sessions targeted residents of Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Chile. At the same time, New Brunswick announced a new event entitled National “Virtual” Immigration Fair in New Brunswick to be held in Fall 2020. This event is aimed at attracting international students and foreign workers from across Canada to find a job in the province in the following NOCs:

NOC 0211 – Director of Engineering
NOC 2253 – Drafting technologists and technicians
NOC 3233 – License Practical Nurse
NOC 4412 – Personal Support Worker
NOC 6332 – Baker
NOC 6552 – Customer and Information Services Representative
NOC 7271 – Carpenters
NOC 7321 – General Mechanic
NOC 7445 – Net Cleaning Technician
NOC 7452 – Material Handlers
NOC 7511 – Truck Driver
NOC 8441 – Maintenance Vessel Deckhand
NOC 8613 – Aquaculture Site Worker
NOC 9227 – Shop Foreman
NOC 9461 – Donut Operator
NOC 9461 – Machine Operator
NOC 9461 – Process Operator
NOC 9462 – Industrial Butcher
NOC 9463 – Fish Plant Processing Worker
NOC 9531 – Boat assemblers and inspectors
NOC 9533 – Wood Assembly Worker
NOC 9617 – Factory Labourer
NOC 9617 – Food Processing Labourer
#New_Brunswick, #NBPNP, #Job_fair, #information_session

International students call the government to make post-graduate work permits renewable
The Migrant Workers Alliance for Change (MWAC) with the support of various international student groups announced about organizing demonstrations in Toronto and Mississauga. The activists are calling the Federal government to make post-graduate work permits (PGWP) renewable so students can complete requirements for permanent residency (PR) in the COVID-19 job market and provide real access to PR by lowering points requirements to become a permanent resident. The current high unemployment caused by the COVID-19 creates a desperate situation for international students who may be unable to meet the requirements for various immigration programs.

#International_students, #Study_in_Canada, #PGWP, #work_permits, #International_graduates, #PR

Most of the refugee claimants arriving in Canada were victims of political and religious persecution
According to some reports in media with the reference to a document dated December 2019 from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) shows that most of the refugees entering Canada in 2019 claimed they were victims of political or religious persecution and most of them entered Canada irregularly. The document shows that the countries from where irregular refugee claimants entered Canada in 2019 included Sudan, Ethiopia, Iran, India and Turkey. The document predicted that in 2020, refugees entering Canada from Bangladesh and Pakistan and the above-mentioned five countries will still be the largest group of refugees who claim to be victims of political persecution. China is one of the countries whose citizens have filed the most refugee claims due to religious persecution. Political persecution is the top reason for irregular migration, while religious persecution is the second top reason for irregular migration to Canada.

#refugees, #asylum_claims, #irregular_migrants, #political_refugees, #religious_refugees