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Government introduces new border measures to protect Canadian public health, provides update on travel restrictions

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Marco E. L. Mendicino, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair and Health Minister Patty Hajdu today announced that, in addition to the border restrictions that remain in place, the Government of Canada is further strengthening the public health presence at the border and enhancing quarantine monitoring. The government is also increasing the use of digital forms and processes to allow critical information to be shared more quickly with provinces and territories. In addition, a process is being introduced to support enhanced family reunification, including those in long-term exclusive relationships, international students and entry for compassionate reasons.


IRCC speeding up processing for spousal applications

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, is announcing action to speed up spousal application processing and help families build their lives together in Canada.


New temporary public policy will allow visitors to apply for a work permit without having to leave Canada

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Visitors who are currently in Canada and have a valid job offer will be able to apply for an employer-specific work permit and, if approved, receive the permit without having to leave the country, thanks to a new public policy announced today by the Honourable Marco E.L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.


Pathway to permanent residency recognizes exceptional service of asylum claimants on front lines of COVID-19 pandemic

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Front-line workers play a critical role in keeping Canadians healthy. In recognition of their exceptional service, today the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced a temporary measure that will provide a pathway to permanent residency for asylum claimants working in the health-care sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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.


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