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Canada continues to welcome Afghan refugees

On June 17, 2022, the Government of Canada made a new update regarding the Afghan refugees in the country.

As of now, Canada has welcomed a total of 15,715 Afghan refugees.

The Government of Canada aimed to bring at least 40,000 Afghan nationals to Canada through the special programs for Afghan refugees, as well as via the special immigration program for Afghan nationals who assisted Canadian forces in Afghanistan.

Canada has a long and illustrious history of welcoming the world's most vulnerable people, defending and improving their lives on a daily basis. Canadians in all corners of the country are

continuing to open their doors to Afghan refugees, as well as those from across the globe.

#Afghan_refugees, #refugees, #Afghanistan

https://www.webnewswire.com/2022/02/18/canada-canadians-continue-to-welcome-afghan-refugees-in-their-communities/#:~:text=Canadians%20have%20played%20an%20active%20role%20in%20welcoming,with%20more%20than%205%2C000%20offers%20of%20temporary%20accommodations.

June 20, 2022

Quebec to recognize Switzerland’s healthcare workers’ credentials

The province of Quebec has signed an agreement with the Swiss government to recognize five groups of healthcare workers who received their training in Switzerland.

Under the mutual recognition agreement for foreign credentials signed June 14, Quebec and Switzerland will each recognize the professional qualifications of one another's dental hygienists,

midwives, social workers, and family therapists, as well as dental appliance and prosthesis technicians. Quebec has one of the most severe labour shortages in Canada. Despite the fact that the

country is presently experiencing a tight job market with an all-time low unemployment rate of 5.1%, Quebec's unemployment rate is even lower, at 3.9 percent.

#Quebec, #healthcare_workers, #unemployment, #Switzerland

https://enews.com.ng/2022/06/quebec-inks-deal-with-switzerland-for-recognition-of-healthcare-workers-credentials-more-breaking-news-headlines-today/

June 20, 2022

Canada’s immigration backlog increased to 2.4 million

The immigration backlog in Canada has increased by 257,499 people in the previous month, owing to a large rise in temporary residence applications.

As of June 1, 2022, the citizenship inventory stands at 394,664 submissions.

As of June 6, the permanent residence inventory stands at 522,047 people, and the temporary residence inventory has gone up to 1,471,173 individuals.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) implemented a draw freeze on FSWP and FSTP applicants in December 2020, as well as CEC candidates in September 2021, during the epidemic.

It has recently focused on finalizing Express Entry applications so it can resume invitations to all three programs' candidates in early July.

#IRCC, #Immigration_backlog

 

June 17, 2022

Quebec’s Tech companies demand the provincial government stop the law requiring newcomers to learn French in six months

Quebec's technology companies argue that it is unreasonable to expect newcomers to Quebec to learn French in just six months, and they urge Premier Francois Legault to put a halt to his Bill 96, which requires people to learn the language.

“The requirement under Bill 96 to learn French within six months imposes an unrealistic deadline, as newcomers struggle with multiple challenges related to a life-changing move to a new home

in Quebec,” 37 tech companies argued in an open letter to Quebec's premier.

#Quebec, #French, #Tech, #Bill_96

https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/tech-companies-ask-quebec-premier-to-pause-french-requirement-for-immigrants-1.1778582#:~:text=A%20group%20of%20Canadian%20technology%20companies%20is%20calling,within%20six%20months%20of%20arriving%20in%20the%20province.

June 16, 2022