Canada welcomed over 200 Start-Up immigrants in 2020

Canada welcomed over 200 Start-Up immigrants in 2020

Canada welcomed over 200 Start-Up immigrants in 2020
According to data by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Canada admitted 200 permanent residents through the Start-Up Visa in 2020. In 2019, this number was twice bigger for the same period. In total, last year 515 start-uppers immigrated to Canada. The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic reduced the volume of start-up immigration. Almost half of new start-up candidates settled in Ontario. British Columbia attracted 65 start-uppers while Alberta welcomed another 15. The rest of the start-up entrepreneurs launched their ventures in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Manitoba.

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IRCC updated instructions regarding Visitor Record and Supervisa
On October 16, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has removed instructions specific to super visa holders from the Visitor Record program delivery instructions. CBSA and IRCC officers will now be referred to the Supervisa instructions for the processing of and length of stay for super visa holders. The visitor record is required for foreign nationals to maintain legal status in Canada. It usually includes an extension or restoration of the status for 6 months, but this may vary from case to case.

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IRCC updated information about the application fees for Beirut victims
On October 16, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) provided clarifications regarding the fees for the clients affected by the Beirut incident. The new instructions now differentiate cases when the application fees are not collected and when the government provides a refund. The instructions cover the temporary measures adopted by Canada to help the victims of explosions in Beirut, Lebanon, on August 4, 2020. The instruction will remain in effect until January 31, 2021.

#IRCC, #Lebanon, #applications_fees

COVID-19: Minister Hajdu on Windsor-Essex migrant worker crisis
Since March, Windsor-Essex’s agriculture sector was uniquely impacted by the pandemic, with a majority of the region’s cases arising in migrant farmworkers. Though cases remain relatively low and stable nearly seven months since COVID-19 first began, the issues the disease emphasized in the agri-farm sector have received significant attention from municipal, provincial and federal politicians. Federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu responded to questions about what the Windsor-Essex migrant worker crisis looked like from her perspective. She said that the Windsor-Essex outbreak was a really tough one and the loss of life is tragic. Canada relies on foreign agriculture workers and the government is doing everything possible to help those workers and their employers.

#Agriculture, #SAWP, #Ontario, #work_in_Canada, #COVID_19