Italy joined the International Experience Canada program

Italy joined the International Experience Canada program

Italy joined the International Experience Canada program
On December 11, 2020, Italy and Canada announced the signing of the bilateral Youth Mobility Agreement between the two countries. Thus, Italy became the 36th country with which Canada has formal youth mobility arrangements. This agreement allows Canadians and Italians between 18 and 35 years old to get a work permit for one year. Candidates are allowed two participations in the International Experience Canada. Candidates from Italy can apply for IEC work permits in all three streams: Working Holiday, International Co-op, and Young Professionals. Earlier, Italians could only apply for a Working Holiday stream and were eligible for a work permit for a duration of six months.

#IRCC, #IEC, #Italy, #work_permits, #Working_Holiday, #International_coop, #young_professionals, #work_in_Canada

Canada and the USA extended the border closure
Canadian and US officials have agreed to extend the closure of the border between the two countries for non-essential travel for another month. This was announced Friday by Public Safety Minister Bill Blair. Thus, travel restrictions will now be in effect until at least January 21, 2021. The ban was first introduced in March and has been extended every month since then. Both countries are still working to prevent the spread of COVID-19. With this extension, Canada has aligned International travel restrictions with the US land border travel restrictions. This will enable the government to extend both restrictions for the same period of time if required.

#USA, #travel_restrictions, #COVID_19

Nova Scotia announced changes to the NSNP
On December 11, 2020, the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration announced the changes in the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP). The province is going to completely close the Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry stream of the NSNP. Category B of the stream is now closed permanently while Category A will be closed on January 4, 2021. According to NSNP, the Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities stream better performs its tasks and is more efficient to fulfil the provincial immigration needs. Candidates who planned to apply for the Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry stream are encouraged to check their eligibility for other streams of the NSNP.

#Nova_Scotia, #NSNP, #PNP, #Labour_Market_Priorities

Syrian refugees received citizenship on the fifth anniversary of Operation Syrian Refugees
On December 10, 2020, on the fifth anniversary of the start of accepting Syrian refugees in Canada, a group of former Syrian refugees took part in an online citizenship ceremony. Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino said 29 Syrian refugees are among the more than 43,000 new Canadians who have attended online citizenship ceremonies since April. According to Mendicino, since the vert first flight on December 10, 2015, Canada welcomed about 73,000 Syrian refugees. Many of them have already become Canadian citizens.

#Syria, #refugees, #IRCC, #citizenship, #oath, #Mendicino