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IRCC invited 518 International Experience Canada candidates

Over the last week, Canada held new invitation rounds in the pools of the International Experience Canada (IEC) program. From March 29 to April 2, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 518 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for an IEC open work permit. As of April 4, there are 14,392 candidates registered in the pool, waiting for the invitation. In this round, there were 12 ITAs for Australia, 65 ITAs for Chile, 2 ITAs for Costa Rica, 5 ITAs for Croatia, 25 ITAs for the Czech Republic, 1 ITA for Denmark, 210 ITAs for France, 18 ITAs for Greece, 1 ITA for Hong Kong, 50 ITAs for Ireland, 1 ITA for Italy, 6 ITAs for Japan, 26 ITAs for South Korea, 30 ITAs for the Netherlands, 2 ITAs for New Zealand, 4 ITAs for Portugal, 5 ITAs for Slovakia, 13 ITAs for Spain, 5 ITAs for Switzerland, 15 ITAs for Taiwan, and 22 ITAs for the United Kingdom. In total, Canada issued 3,315 ITAs under the IEC in 2021. #IRCC, #IEC, #ITA, #Working_Holiday, #Young_Professionals, #International_CoOp, #work_permits, #work_in_Canada

April 5, 2021

Number of Foreign Students is Decreasing

Well there is no surprise that the number of foreign students is decreasing According to Paul Davidson, CEO of Universities Canada, the number of international students at Canadian universities decreased by 2.1% during the period 2020-2021 compared to the academic year 2019-2020. The number of international students in universities has generally increased by more than 10% over the past five years. Thus, It is a huge setback amidst the pandemic crisis. Universities Canada includes 96 universities, and 51 of these institutions have reduced international student enrollment. In total, 26 educational institutions have lost more than 10% of their international students. #study_in_Canada, #international_students, #educating in Canada

April 5, 2021

Colleges and Institutes Canada calls to exempt international students from hotel quarantine

Denise Amyot, the chief executive officer of Colleges and Institutes Canada, said a $2,000 hotel bill is the cost of half of a semester for many students. Amyot called on the government to exempt international students from the three-day stopover requirement. The office of Transport Minister Omar Alghabra said in a statement that any decision to ease or modify border measures in Canada will be based on scientific evidence. Canada's schools draw fewer international students due to pandemic travel rules. Fewer international students in Canadian post-secondary schools means less revenue for these institutions, which will affect domestic students. Amyot said the decrease in international student numbers will eventually create a gap in the labour force in Canada. #international_students, #study_in_Canada, #quarantine, #self_isolation, #travel_restrictiom, #COVID_19

April 2, 2021

Canada updated instructions regarding several immigration-related aspects

On March 31, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) published an update regarding the validity of the medical examination for applicants for temporary residence. Some applicants may be unable to travel before the expiry of their medical examination. Thus, port of entry officers may use the facilitation letter and include the expiry date as a means of informing applicants of their medical examination expiry date. In addition, IRCC released new instructions on the exemptions for biometric information collection for those who are unable to collect one or both pieces of biometric information. The government also updated the step-by-step guide for biometric collection. #IRCC, #biometrics, #medical_exam, #temporary_residents

April 1, 2021