International students and foreign workers may be eligible for CERB

International students and foreign workers may be eligible for CERB

International students and foreign workers may be eligible for CERB
According to the Federal Government website, to be eligible for the CERB, temporary residents must reside in Canada and have a valid Social Insurance Number. Therefore, temporary foreign workers and international students may be eligible for government support if meeting the other eligibility requirements. One of the criteria is to have an income of at least $5,000 in 2019 or in the 12 months prior to applying. The maximum size of CERB is $2,000 a month for up to 4 months. To apply for CERB, temporary residents need to register on the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) website. CRA will start accepting applications on April 6.

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Application processing times in the SINP have been updated
On April 2, 2020, Saskatchewan updated the processing time of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) based on average times from January 1 to March 31, 2020. In the International Skilled Worker category, the processing time in the Employment Offer stream is 4 weeks, in the Occupation In-Demand stream – 21 weeks, and in the Express Entry stream – 20 weeks. In the Saskatchewan Experience category, the processing time in the Existing Work Permit Stream, the International Students stream, for the Health Professionals stream, and the Truck Drivers stream is 3 weeks. As for the Hospitality Workers stream, SINP processed too few applications during this period to calculate a representative processing time. In the Entrepreneur and Farm category, the processing time for the Entrepreneur Applications is 14 weeks, and for Entrepreneurs Nominations, it takes 18 weeks to process. The Job Approval Process, the authorization for an employer to hire a foreign worker through the SINP, takes 9 weeks. The processing times show the average time for 80% of applications to be processed. Saskatchewan also notified that processing times in the coming months may take a longer time, due to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.

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January 2020 Express Entry immigrant’s provincial distribution
8,665 newcomers came to Canada in January 2020 through the Express Entry. Most of them – 5,385 immigrants – settled in Ontario. The second most popular destination in January was British Columbia, which admitted 1,875 people. In the third place was Alberta, where 770 immigrants settled. Manitoba received 180 new PRs. Another 160 newcomers moved to Nova Scotia. Saskatchewan admitted 130 immigrants. New Brunswick welcomed 95 newcomers. Prince Edward Island became a new home for 50 immigrants. Finally, Newfoundland and Labrador admitted 20 immigrants. Northwest Territories welcomed only one family of fewer than five people. No new immigrants came to Yukon and Nunavut via Express Entry in January 2020.

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Canada is the third-largest destination of Chinese students
Currently, about 1.6 million Chinese students study outside China. About 410,000 students from China study in the United States, 230,000 pursue their education in Canada, 220,000 in the United Kingdom, 110,000 study in Germany and France, 280,000 study in Australia and New Zealand, another 280,000 have chosen South Korea. With the spread of the COVID-19, many of those students decided to return back home. The Chinese authorities are afraid that many of those students could have contracted with the infection. So far, only 200,000 out of 1.6 million have returned to China.

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