28 Dec Many immigrants with expired authorization are unable to enter Canada during the pandemic
Many immigrants with expired authorization are unable to enter Canada during the pandemic
Due to international travel restrictions and flight cancellations, many immigrants were unable to enter Canada before their authorization expired. Yet asking the immigration department to reissue the authorization is a difficult thing to do. Federal Conservatives and the NDP have called on the Liberal government to recognize the urgency of the issue as new immigrants are unable to enter the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. They called on the Liberal government to take effective measures to resolve the issue immediately. In 2020, 158,600 immigrants reached Canada as permanent residents, as compared to more than 341,000 in 2019. IRCC is accepting and processing applications for permanent residency from within and outside the country. Unfortunately, many people whose Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) expired, have to get their COPR approved again by contacting the embassy.
#PR, #IRCC, #Covid_19, #travel_restrictions, #COPR
Nova Scotia and New Brunswick updated the lists of Designated Employers in the AIPP
Nova Scotia has updated the list of provincial employers designated to participate in the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP). In November 2020, Nova Scotia added 23 new employers. Since the last update, the total number of its designated employers reached is 1,354 companies. As for New Brunswick, the province designated nine new employers in November and removed five. As of today, there are 839 New Brunswick employers who can hire foreign workers in the framework of the AIPP. In total, there are 2,806 employers in all four Atlantic provinces who can hire foreign workers in the Atlantic Immigration Pilot.
#AIPP, #Atlantic_Canada, #Designated_employers, #Nova_Scotia, #New_Brunswick
The number of study permits for Pakistani students has increased
Following media reports about purported mass refusals for Pakistani students wishing to get a Canadian study permit, the High Commissioner of Pakistan intervened with the Canadian government. According to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Pakistan is the third-largest beneficiary of study permits in South Asia. According to the data by IRCC, after Pakistan was included in the Student Direct Stream (SDS), the percentage of study permits issued to Pakistani students increased from 33% to 46% in 2019. Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Canada, Raza Bashir Tarar, stressed that more and more Pakistani students will seize opportunities in Canada. He also emphasized the need to meet the conditions to avoid the possibility of refusal.
#SDS, #IRCC, #Study_permits, #study_in_Canada, #Pakistan
Canada has about 100,000 illegal immigrants
As of December 2020, Canada has about 100,000 illegal immigrants. This is just a fraction compared to the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the US. Before President Trump started deporting undocumented immigrants, the number was 13 million. Canada did not agree with the expectation of the US administration on deporting/closing doors for refugees, especially from Islamic countries. With Trump’s deportation of undocumented immigrants, the headache began for Canada as many of those ordered to leave the US began entering Canada. This trend will continue in 2021 under the Biden administration. 49% of Canadians say that attention should be paid to undocumented immigrants entering from the US. Most of the undocumented immigrants entering Canada come from the US.