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Q. Will you process existing applications Q. Will you process existing applications for study permits, work permits and permanent residence that were submitted before the pause began? Yes, we’re processing existing study permit, work permit and permanent residence applications, to the extent possible, no matter how the application was submitted to us. Given the ongoing service disruptions, you may have difficulty completing all the steps in the process, such as giving your fingerprints and photo (biometrics). We have special measures in place, including giving you more time to complete all the steps. Find out how
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CHANGES TO TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS FOR IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS OF CANADIAN CITIZENS AND PERMANENT RESIDENTS June 8, 2020  Ottawa, Ontario,  Canada Border Services Agency   The Government of Canada remains committed to protecting the health and safety of Canadians and reducing the spread of COVID-19 in Canada.  The Government recognizes however that the temporary border measures put in place to fight the spread of COVID-19, while necessary, have created challenges for some families. The Government has therefore been looking at ways to keep families together and support unity while respecting the need for continued vigilance and border measures at this time. The Canada Border Services
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Government announces help for employers to meet their labour needs News release Process launched today allows temporary workers to get back to work quickly May 12, 2020—Ottawa—With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting almost every sector in Canada, temporary foreign workers and their employers are confronted by new challenges in a rapidly changing job market. Many temporary workers with employer-specific work permits lost their jobs this spring. While some have left Canada, others are unable to leave due to international travel restrictions or the reduction in flights available. Under existing rules, to change jobs they need to apply and wait for a
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Flexibility in post-graduation work permit rules to help international students and Canadian post-secondary institutions Ottawa, May 14, 2020—International education represents a significant economic benefit to Canada, with international students contributing $21.6 billion to Canada’s GDP and supporting nearly 170,000 jobs in 2018. International students are also often excellent candidates to apply to remain in Canada permanently, with nearly 54,000 former students becoming permanent residents in Canada in 2018. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a considerable impact on international students. In response to the health and travel restrictions that are in place, many designated learning institutions (DLIs)
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Government announces help for employers to meet their labour needs News release Process launched today allows temporary workers to get back to work quickly May 12, 2020—Ottawa—With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting almost every sector in Canada, temporary foreign workers and their employers are confronted by new challenges in a rapidly changing job market. Many temporary workers with employer-specific work permits lost their jobs this spring. While some have left Canada, others are unable to leave due to international travel restrictions or the reduction in flights available. Under existing rules, to change jobs they need to apply and wait for a
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Non-optional and non-discretionary travel: COVID-19 program delivery Non-optional and non-discretionary travel: COVID-19 program delivery This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada staff. It is posted on the Department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders. Air travel and border measures have been implemented to protect the health and safety of Canadians by restricting optional and discretionary international travel. These instructions describe IRCC’s role in supporting the administration of these measures and provide guidance on how to assess non-optional and non-discretionary travel.
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Other News
Removing barriers for international students working in essential services to fight COVID-19
Orders in Council
Orders in Council
Practice notice – Special measures due to covid-19
How the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is affecting immigration, refugees, citizenship and passport services: visitors, foreign workers and students
How the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is affecting immigration, refugees, citizenship and passport services: travel restrictions and exemptions
Update on 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program (March)
Temporary foreign workers, some international students and approved permanent residents who haven’t yet landed are now able to enter Canada.
Guidance for Employers of Temporary Foreign Workers Regarding COVID-19
If we already approved your permanent resident application
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