13 Jul New Brunswick launched pre-travel registration service
New Brunswick launched pre-travel registration service
On July 9, 2020, New Brunswick launched the Travel Registration Program website intended for travellers who wish to enter the province. The new online service allows pre-travel registration to speed up the trip. Travellers will be able to verify if they meet the health screening requirements. Every traveller, including domestic and foreign travellers, entering New Brunswick by air, land or sea must register in the system. Those who travel regularly, such as truckers, can apply for a multiple-use registration. This measure complements the previous travel regulations adopted by the province to combat the COVID-19.
#New_Brunswick, #COVID_19, #travel_restrictions
ESDC issued 39,901 positive LMIAs in the first quarter of 2020
According to the official data by the Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), the number of temporary foreign worker (TFW) positions on positive Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs) in the first quarter of 2020 was 39,901. This figure is somewhat lower than 40,929 positive LMIAs issued by ESDC in the fourth quarter of 2019. Last year, Canada issued 129,558 positive LMIAs. At the moment, it is hard to predict the exact impact of the COVID-19 on the LMIA issuance, but the total number might be much lower than expected.
#LMIA, #TFW, #Work_in_Canada, #ESDC
Federal government to change the interpretation of ‘parent’ in passing the citizenship
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) have announced a change in the interpretation of the ‘parent’ section under the Citizenship Act. The new definition will allow non-biological parents who are Canadian citizens to pass down citizenship to their foreign-born children in the first generation. This change eases the acquirement of citizenship for babies born from surrogate mothers. Earlier Canadian families who experienced fertility issues, including the LGBT couples had to adopt and sponsor their kids first.
#Citizenship, #IRCC, #children_sponsorship, #surrogate_mothers
International Experience Canada visa holders can have more time
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) allows a second extension of an additional 90 days for International Experience Canada (IEC) applicants who already received a Port of Entry (POE) Letter of Introduction (LOI). If the current Letter of Introduction expires within 30 days, and the applicants are not able to travel to Canada due to travel restrictions caused by COVID-19, they can contact IRCC to apply for a second extension of 90 days.
#IEC, #IRCC, #Working_holiday, #COVID_19, #International_Experience_Canada