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Ministers responsible for immigration meet to jointly plan for the future of immigration in Canada amid COVID-19

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

The Forum of Ministers Responsible for Immigration met virtually today to talk about the role of immigration at this unprecedented moment in Canadian history. Immigration was a Canadian advantage before the pandemic, immigrants are helping Canadians through the pandemic right now and immigration will be critical to Canada’s economic recovery. The federal, provincial and territorial ministers agreed to continue building a strong immigration system Canadians value and trust.


Minister Mendicino announces changes to facilitate online learning for international students

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

International students make immense cultural and social contributions to Canada, and generate more than $21 billion in economic activity. Since the onset of the pandemic, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, has made a number of temporary policy changes to support and reassure international students and learning institutions.


Canada continues to explore innovative solutions for refugees

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today reaffirmed Canada’s ongoing commitment to exploring innovative solutions for refugees during the virtual Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement (ATCR).


Canada signs new youth mobility arrangement with Andorra in a virtual ceremony

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Today, Robert Oliphant, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Maria Ubach Font, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Principality of Andorra, signed a new bilateral Youth Mobility Arrangement between Canada and Andorra. This took place through a virtual signing ceremony.


Removing barriers for international students working in essential services to fight COVID-19

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

To help battle the COVID-19 outbreak, starting immediately, the government will remove the restriction that allows international students to work a maximum of 20 hours per week while classes are in session, provided they are working in an essential service or function, such as health care, critical infrastructure, or the supply of food or other critical goods.


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