Health Canada has made brand name changes for the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.
As of now, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is renamed to Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty, the name of the Moderna vaccine has been changed to Moderna Spikevax, and the AstraZeneca vaccine will be named AstraZeneca Vaxzevria.
To note, only the names of the vaccines have been changed.
There are no changes to the vaccines themselves.
All three COVID-19 vaccines were authorized for use in Canada under the Interim Order which expired on September 16, 2021.
On this date, Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty and Moderna Spikevax transitioned to an authorization under the Food and Drug Regulations, while AstraZeneca Vaxzevria is under review for transition.
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September 17, 2021
According to the Labour Market Bulletin prepared by the Government of Canada, which analyzed Labour Force Survey results of Manitoba, employment in the province increased in July, up 7,400 to 654,800.
The analysis highlights some occupations that have increased in demand in the province due to the pandemic.
In addition, in July, the unemployment rate fell 1.5 percentage points to 6.1% - the lowest since the start of the pandemic in March 2020 (6.7%).
However, many jobs in the tourism and hospitality sectors were negatively impacted because of Manitoba’s public health measures and pandemic-related shutdowns.
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September 16, 2021
On September 15, 2021, Statistics Canada released a study comparing the rate of all-cause hospitalization among immigrants with that of their Canadian-born counterparts.
Despite the heterogeneity in hospitalization rates within the immigrant population, the results demonstrated a healthy immigrant effect, since immigrants typically arrive in good health.
According to the report, the overall age-standardized hospitalization rates among immigrants were lower than those of the Canadian-born population.
Hospitalization rates were lowest in the economic class, followed by the family class and then refugees.
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September 16, 2021
The Indian embassy in Ottawa called upon the Canadian Government to ensure the safety of Indian international students in Canada.
The embassy has made its request to the Government on behalf of the Indian Government after an Indian international student was killed in Nova Scotia recently in an attack that is thought to be racially motivated.
In addition, the embassy also warned members of the Indian community in Canada to stay safe.
Following the death of 23-year-old Prabhjot Singh Katri, many Indian students in Canada feel unsafe.
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September 14, 2021