Many Ukrainians applying to come to Canada as Russia’s invasion of their country drags on are doing so as an “insurance policy” and a “backup plan,” the Canadian immigration minister has said.
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Over the next few weeks, Ukrainians who have been approved under the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET) and their family members will have access to chartered flights to Canada.
Canada’s immigration minister pledged to reduce backlogs across his department caused by the COVID-19 pandemic before the end of the year, but said getting refugees out of Afghanistan will continue to be a major challenge.
A 2018 report found that newcomers who used pre-arrival settlement services were more informed about where to go to find more information after they arrive, they knew how to get their professional credentials evaluated and they had an overall better understanding of Canadian workplace culture.
On April 5, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) updated on their website that Canada was increasing fees for all permanent residence (PR) applications, including economic, permit holder, family and humanitarian classes.
Settlement agencies across the country have joined forces to support Ukrainians arriving through a federal emergency program at three airports, Canada's immigration minister said Tuesday.
They have been arriving at the Toronto and Edmonton international airports since April 1, and in Vancouver since April 8.
The Government of Canada is resolute in its commitment to provide Ukrainians and their families with a safe haven while the unprovoked and illegal war continues in their home country. We recognize that some Ukrainians may need support in their travel and we are calling on Canadians and Canadian businesses to continue our proud tradition of helping the world’s most vulnerable.
TESL Ontario is pleased to announce that its new Competency-and-Credit Based PLAR (CCPLAR) service is now available to all eligible candidates who are interested in TESL Ontario OCELT & ICTEAL certification and professional designations.
Relying on newcomers to fill labour shortages in Nova Scotia’s long-term care sector needs to come hand-in-hand with big changes to both the immigration and health-care systems in the province.
A report published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) said existing policies to recruit newcomers in the sector are “myopic and ethically fraught.”
The federal government has announced $35 million in new money over the next three years to improve and expand immigration settlement services in small towns and rural communities.
"Our investment today will be key to enhance access to support services in smaller and rural communities that will support newcomer families and provide the tools for their long-term success in the years ahead," said Immigration Minister Sean Fraser.