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Canada needs to ease international student pathways to permanent residence

A new study, “From Student to Immigrant? Multi-step Pathways to Permanent Residence,” has revealed that too many international students in Canada face convoluted paths toward permanent residency.

According to the Conference Board of Canada, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) should develop better routes for international students seeking permanent resident status in Canada.

The Conference Board declared that Canada “lacks a purpose-built federal economic immigration program for international students” and should establish specific immigration pathways for international students, guaranteeing quicker and more predictable permanent residency routes.

#International_students, #PR, #Immigration_to_Canada, #IRCC

January 17, 2023

New Brunswick launched a new program to retain international students in the province

On January 10, 2023, the provincial Government of New Brunswick launched the Study and Succeed in New Brunswick program, granting international students access to the resources, assistance and networking necessary for a prosperous career and content living in the province.

Leveraging the accomplishments of the 2018-2021 Study and Stay pilot program in Atlantic Canada, the program aims to increase the availability of skilled labour by retaining more international students after graduation.

The three-year program has been funded by a joint investment of $500,000 by Opportunities NB and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA).

It is expected that by the end of the program, nine cohorts of 100 international students will participate in the initiative.

#New_Brunswick, #international_students, #ACOA, #International_student_retention

January 13, 2023

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons will fast-track the certification of healthcare professionals

In the wake of Canada's doctor shortage and criticism regarding their policies that discriminate against non-domestic medical graduates, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons is reforming its rules to make it simpler for international physicians to work in Canadian hospitals.

The college, an organization that establishes standards for medical specialists such as surgery, cardiology and emergency medicine, has come under tremendous pressure to find ways to more efficiently assess foreign-trained physicians and determine if they can take the certification exams.

#Healthcare, #certification_of_healthcare_workers, #Healthcare_license

January 13, 2023

Ottawa updated instructions for super visa applications

On January 12, 2023, the Government of Canada announced that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) updated instructions for the super visa applications.

According to the update, the Canadian Government revoked the policy of refusing medical insurance coverage for those paying in installments.

The immigration officers should be satisfied that the applicant has obtained sufficient and suitable coverage for their entire year of entry, regardless of payment method.

The policy change aims to improve access to the super visa and provide additional assistance for those seeking to visit their family in Canada.

#Super_Visa, #IRCC, #family_unification, #parents_and_grandparents

January 13, 2023