Canada updated the Entry/Exit Program instructions

Canada updated the Entry/Exit Program instructions

Canada updated the Entry/Exit Program instructions
On January 27, 2020, IRCC released updated instructions to include up-to-date information regarding the collection of traveller data. According to the government, since February 2019, IRCC officers had access to use the Entry/Exit tab in the Global Case Management System (GCMS) to query the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) system for entry and exit information on travellers in order to validate presence in and out of Canada. This allowed checking the residence obligation of permanent residents as well as to better control the conditions of stay of the temporary residents.

#IRCC, #CBSA, #GCMS, #residency_obligation

Some students who receive funding from Global Affairs Canada will be eligible for PGWP
On January 27, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that effective now, foreign students that received funding from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) are eligible for the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP). According to the new International Education Strategy, GAC created a new program, the Study in Canada Scholarship, aiming to attract talent from a diverse range of countries to a diverse range of study destinations across Canada. Hence, the new instructions allow the recipients of the Study in Canada Scholarship to stay in Canada upon their graduation and to apply for an Open Work Permit.

#PGWP, #international_students, #Study_in_Canada, #IRCC, #GAC

Immigration Canada updated the refund policy
On January 27, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has updated the instructions on a refund procedure, which clarifies the eligibility of applicants to be refunded. The eligible refund scenarios include the following cases: incomplete application, application for the wrong service, a right or privilege has not been granted or not exercised by the applicant, passport consular fees, International Experience Canada participation fees, biometric fees, remission order, and compassion.

#IRCC, #refund, #government_fees

44.8% of Chinese immigrants with science and engineering degrees find employment related to their professions in Canada
A recently released report on the income and employment of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) immigrants in Canada written by Garnett Picot and Feng Hou pointed out that 42% of STEM immigrants as a whole, and 44.8% of Chinese STEM immigrants, found employment related to their professions in Canada. The report said that among STEM immigrants from non-Western countries, Chinese STEM immigrants’ performance in the Canadian job market surpassed that of immigrants from countries such as India, the Philippines, Pakistan, and some African nations.

#STEM, #employement, #Chinese

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