Immigration Update

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Canada updated instructions for Post-Graduation Work Permit Program

On July 28, 2021, the Government of Canada updated instructions for students graduating outside of Canada for application for the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP). According to the new instructions, students who graduate outside of Canada are not required to hold or have held a valid study permit within 180 days of applying for the post-graduation work permit. The only time that international students spent studying online after their study permit application was received will count toward the length of their post-graduation work permit. #International_students, #PGWP, #PGWPP, #study_permit, #work_permit

Canada announced bridging work permit for TR2PR applicants

On July 26, 2021, the Government of Canada updated the public policy regarding open work permits for applicants under the temporary resident to permanent resident (TR2PR) pathway. Now, applicants who have applied for the TR2PR pathway as well as their family members can apply for open work permits. Eligible applicants must be physically present in Canada and authorized to work at the time of application for PR. By December 31, 2022, the Government expects to process all permanent residence applications received under the new pathways. #IRCC, #work_permits, #work_in_Canada, #TR2PR, #PR http://Canada announced bridging work permit for TR2PR applicants  

Bridging work permit for TR2PR applicants to be announced on July 26

IRCC announced a new Open Work Permit for international student graduates, essential workers and medical workers. Starting on July 26, temporary residents who have successfully applied for the new May 6 immigration policy will be eligible to apply for a new open work permit to legally stay in Canada while waiting for their application decision. Without this new open work permit, applicants under the new policy would have to leave Canada if their current temporary status expires, even if they have already applied for PR. According to Minister of Immigration Marco Mendicino, a new work permit issued under this policy will be valid from the date of issuance to December 31, 2022. #IRCC, #work_permits, #work_in_Canada, #TR2PR, #PR  

Yukon’s growth means the province will demand more immigrants

The Conference Board of Canada reveals that Yukon is in dire need of immigrants to bolster its ageing workforce. According to the ‘New Projects, Bright Prospects: Yukon’s 20-Year Outlook’ report, the westernmost territory in the Canadian North has an ageing population. As two new mines are set to open in the next few years, the province is expected to have a job boom and will need more immigrants to fill the labour market. The Conference Board states that ‘international migration will provide the bulk of population growth’. #Yukon, #mines, #aging_population, #Conference_Board