Two major events in the coming month will shape Canada’s immigration system for years to come. The first will be a new mandate letter to be written by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino. This letter will contain Canada’s new immigration priorities and is expected to be released shortly, possibly as early
An immigrant-focused fiscal stimulus package should be at the forefront of Canada’s post-pandemic goals. This need is highlighted in a recent study conducted by World Education Services (WES). In June, WES surveyed 1,800 permanent residents, international students, and temporary foreign workers in Canada to understand the impact of COVID on their economic health. WES is
An Ontario-based organization places holistic mental health services at the heart of the settlement process for newcomers to Canada. Called the Newcomer Health and Wellness Program and funded by IRCC to the tune of $ 2.2 million, this new initiative is designed to meet the needs of each newcomer in a personalized way. and complete.
Canada continues to implement new measures to help its citizens and stimulate the economy, many of which are accessible to immigrants. Among the most recent measures implemented is the extension of the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) until the end of September, bringing the total duration of benefits to 28 weeks. As a result, many
The pandemic has resulted in a decline in employment for much of the Canadian population, but even more for recent immigrants. During the severe economic recession of March and April 2020, the Canadian labor market lost 3 million jobs. From May to July, with the resumption of activity, 1.7 million jobs were regained. According to
Canada welcomed nearly 19,200 new permanent residents in June 2020. This was revealed in new data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) released today. The number of permanent residents (PRs) in Canada in June was much higher than the 11,000 newcomers welcomed by Canada in May and the 4,000 who obtained PR in April.