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CAPIC's Selin Deravedisyan-Adam and Lulwa Al Hidiq discuss latest updates on LMIAs, family reunification, TFWs, international students, and much more on today's Immigration Daily Update - Bulletin Immigration Canada #33


May 11, 2020
CAPIC's Klaudios Mustakas & Valerie Flat discuss travel restrictions, the Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP), & more on Immigration Daily Update - Bulletin Immigration Canada #32

May 8, 2020
CAPIC's Kathy Pellerin & Jagjeet Pal Singh Sandhu discuss PGP, Internationalstudents, & more on Immigration Daily Update - Bulletin Immigration Canada #31

May 7, 2020

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May 5, 2020

La RAMQ prolonge la couverture des travailleurs étrangers temporaires

May 4, 2020
CAPIC's Lisa De Leon & Kathy Pellerin discuss reopening of the economy, immigration program delivery updates, and much more on today's Immigration Daily Update - Bulletin Immigration Canada #27

If you are applying for Canadian citizenship, the time you have spent abroad due to COVID19 will not count as days in Canada. You must still meet the physical presence requirement.
Si vous demandez la citoyenneté canadienne, le temps que vous aurez passé à l'étranger en raison de la #COVID19 ne comptera pas comme des jours passés au Canada. Vous devrez toujours remplir l’exigence relative à la présence effective.

May 1, 2020
CAPIC's Selin Deravedisyan-Adam and Monica O'Brien discuss Temporary Residence measures, Permanent Residence applicants, MIFI, and much more on today's Immigration Daily Update - Bulletin Immigration Canada #26

COVID-19 Temporary Emergency Measures for Refugee Claims
COVID-19 – Mesures d’urgence temporaires pour les demandes d’asile


April 30, 2020
CAPIC's Alessandra Attias and Neera Agnihotri discuss Permanent Residence applicants, CAQs, and much more on today's Immigration Daily Update - Bulletin Immigration Canada #25

An update on IRCC fees

Non-optional and non-discretionary travel: COVID-19 program delivery
Voyages non facultatifs et non discrétionnaires : COVID-19 – Exécution des programmes

April 29, 2020
CAPIC's Valerie Flat and Jean Toews discuss Family Reunification, Study Permits, and much more on today's Immigration Daily Update - Bulletin Immigration Canada #24

April 28, 2020
Lulwa Al Hidiq & Selin Deravedisyan-Adam discuss US border restrictions, refugee claims, & much more on Immigration Daily Update - Bulletin Immigration Canada #23


April 27, 2020

April 24, 2020
Regulations Amending the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (Emergencies Act and Quarantine Act): SOR/2020-91
Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur l’immigration et la protection des réfugiés (Loi sur les mesures d’urgence et Loi sur la mise en quarantaine) : DORS/2020-91

Get your latest updates on Citizenship and Permanent Residence applications, passport services, TFW programs, and much more on today's Immigration Daily Update - Bulletin Immigration Canada #21 with CAPIC's Kathy Pellerin and Avni Marfatia.

Temporary foreign workers self-isolating in government-managed accommodations

April 23, 2020
Removing barriers for international students working in essential services to fight COVID-19

Updates on refugee claims, sponsorships, the new electronic COPR, & more on Immigration Daily Update - Bulletin Immigration Canada #20

April 22, 2020
Can CERB or EI benefits have an impact on your sponsorship applications? Find out from CAPIC's Jagjeet Pal Singh Sandhu and Valerie Flat on Immigration Daily Update - Bulletin Immigration Canada #19

British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Yukon: Until further notice, all Agricultural stream including high wage and low wage applications from British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon must be sent to the Ontario processing centre.
Program requirements for low-wage positions
How the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is affecting immigration, refugees, citizenship and passport services: immigration applicants
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): For travellers without symptoms returning to Canada
Guidance for employers of temporary foreign workers regarding COVID-19 (Updated April 22, 2020)
Lignes directrices pour les employeurs de travailleurs étrangers temporaires concernant la COVID-19 (mis à jour le 22 avril 2020)

April 21, 2020
The latest Order in Council restricting travel from the United States to Canada removes the requirement that people must have only been physically present in Canada or the United States during the fourteen days prior to travel.
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Everything you need to know about COVID-19
All about COVID-19
Updates on cases in Canada and information about coronavirus disease (COVID-19) prevention and risk

GENERAL COVID-19 HEALTH INFORMATION
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) (updated 15Apr2020)

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Awareness resources (updated 15Apr2020)

RETURNING TO CANADA
For travellers without symptoms returning to Canada


Border tips for returning Canadian snowbirds (updated 17Mar2020)


Repealed - Interim Order to Prevent Certain Persons from Boarding Flights to Canada due to COVID-19, No. 3 (updated 25Mar2020)



New Order Makes Self-Isolation Mandatory for Individuals Entering Canada (updated 25Mar2020)

TFWs must demonstrate self-isolation plan Those exempt from the travel restrictions, such as Temporary Foreign Workers, must demonstrate that they have a plan to self-isolate when arriving to Canada. Without this, travel will be delayed.

Study Permits and Biometrics:
Study permits for the upcoming fall term are being processed to the extent that is possible. Applicants are now being given 90 days instead of the standard 30 days to submit biometrics given current context.


CHANGES – TEMPORARY, COMMON QUESTIONS, PROCESSING VISAS





TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS AND EXEMPTIONS
An Update on Travel Restrictions and Exemptions Temporary foreign workers, approved permanent residents and some international students, who haven’t yet landed are now able to enter Canada. Previously announced travel restriction exemptions have now been implemented. Anyone who is exempt can now travel to Canada. Travelling by air: Before you’re allowed to board your flight, you will need to pass a health check conducted by airlines. Anybody who shows symptoms of COVID-19 will not be allowed to enter Canada by air. Once you arrive in Canada your health will be assessed before you leave the port of entry. It is imperative that you isolate for 14 days even if you don’t have any symptoms. This is mandatory.





If you can enter or leave Canada, what to do if your status is already expired or is expiring soon

Making a refugee claim in Canada, information for sponsors and refugees overseas waiting to be resettled

If you’re applying or already applied for permanent residence, if we approved your application, withdrawing your application

If you applied for citizenship, need proof of citizenship, travel and work abroad, adopted a child from abroad, or take part in citizenship celebrations

If you just immigrated to Canada or you’re already a permanent resident and need to travel urgently

Find out about urgent passport or travel document services and how to apply inside or outside Canada

Who can and can’t travel to Canada

Find out about our office closures

How COVID-19 is affecting getting biometrics for your application

Study Permits and Biometrics:
Study permits for the upcoming fall term are being processed to the extent that is possible. Applicants are now being given 90 days instead of the standard 30 days to submit biometrics given current context.

Get the Public Health Agency of Canada’s resources in multiple languages

Travel advisories, information for returning travellers and travelling abroad, how to stay safe

PROGRAM DELIVERY INSTRUCTIONS

Temporary residence: COVID-19 program delivery (updated 10Apr2020)






PNP PROGRAMS DURING COVID-19:










CANADA’S COVID-19 ECONOMIC RESPONSE PLAN (UPDATED 14APR2020)





COVID-19 UPDATES ISSUED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA

The Government of Canada has developed an informative web page to help Canadians cope with the difficulties during the outbreak of the COVID-19. 

Canada’s Economic Response Plan includes support for individuals. 

One of the support is the New Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) that provides a taxable benefit of $2,000 a month for up to 4 months to workers negatively impacted by the COVID-19. Eligible workers will be able to apply for it in early April via an online portal or by phone. 

ESDC updates

With the outbreak of COVID-19, ESDC has advised Canadians and workers to delay submitting their passport service applications and SIN applications unless in urgent needs. 

Canadians with urgent passport services may contact the Passport Call Centre at 1-800-567-6868 or fill out the Service Canada e-form

For urgent SIN applications, applicants are required to send their applications by Canada Post or use a courier service. No in-person service is provided currently. 

PRIORITIZED LMIA NOC CODES

ESDC has provided a list of the 10 NOC codes that they have prioritized for the processing of Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA). IRCC officers are encouraged to prioritize work permit applications for those NOCs, in additional to health-related occupations, as these occupations have been identified as essential and critical for Canada.