15 Jun Fraser responded to reports concerning international student fraud
Fraser responded to reports concerning international student fraud
On June 13, 2023, Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, made a statement concerning the reports of international student fraud. He said international students who are not found to be involved in immigration-related fraud will not be deported. Fraser said he directed the issuance of temporary resident permits (TRP) to foreign students who came to Canada intending to study and were unaware of the use of forged documents. The minister’s statement came after a group of Indian students in Canada were threatened with deportation for allegedly submitting fraudulent letters of acceptance. He urged applicants to make sure they do proper research and access the official website before applying for a study permit.
IRCC, #TRP, #Fraser, #international_students, #immigration_fraud #deportation
IRCC updated special measures on Ukraine
On June 14, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced a new update about special measures on Ukraine. Following the statement of Minister Sean Fraser from March 22, 2023, Canada will accept overseas CUAET applications until July 15, 2023. Those Ukrainians will be allowed to enter Canada until March 31, 2024. As for those inside the country, IRCC will accept their open work permit extensions, visitor records, and study permits until March 31, 2024, free of charge. In addition, Canada extended transitional financial assistance applications for those who arrive by March 31, 2024, until June 30, 2024, and settlement supports until March 31, 2025.
IRCC, #CUAET, #Ukraine, #work_permits, #study_permits, #visitor_records
All permanent residence applicants will now be required to submit biometrics
On June 14, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced the removal of the public policy allowing foreign nationals to apply for permanent residence with previous biometrics. As a result, all permanent residence applicants applying on or after June 14, 2023, are required to submit biometrics. The updated instructions have affected general processing measures implemented during the COVID-19. All applicants now have 30 days from the Biometric Instruction Letter (BIL) date to provide their biometrics as was the procedure in the pre-pandemic time.
IRCC, #biometrics, #PR, #BIL, #GCMS
MPNP has updated the skilled worker requests process
On June 13, 2023, the government of Manitoba published an update, considering a process for skilled worker requests under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP). From now candidates have to submit all requests using the new Skilled Worker Webform. New changes are related to such processes as informing the MPNP of an intention to change employers, requesting a work permit support letter, a nomination certificate extension, and informing the MPNP of any changes to the Express Entry profile. All complete requests received through the webform will proceed within 10 business days.