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Government of Canada announces new policy to help former international students live in, work in and continue contributing to Canada

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

International students bring so much to Canada, contributing over $21 billion annually to our economy and supporting the vitality of our communities. Yet the pandemic has presented myriad challenges for international students. Most notably, for many holders of a post-graduation work permit (PGWP), the pandemic’s disruption and uncertainty have jeopardized their chances of obtaining the work experience they need to apply for permanent residence.


Canada and Italy sign new youth mobility agreement

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and His Excellency Luigi Di Maio, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Italian Republic, today signed a new bilateral youth mobility agreement between Canada and Italy.


IRCC announces opening date of special measures for refugee claimants working in health care during the pandemic

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Recognizing the considerable contribution and sacrifice health-care workers have made in Canada throughout the pandemic, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced today that on December 14, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will begin accepting applications for permanent residence from refugee claimants who work in Canada’s health-care sector and provide direct care to patients.


Minister Mendicino announces the coming into force of the  College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants Act

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino announced today that the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants Act is now in force. This Act provides a statutory framework to regulate immigration and citizenship consultants, and will make the forthcoming College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants the official regulator of immigration and citizenship consultants across the country.


Online survey of newcomers to Canada

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is conducting an online survey of newcomers to Canada on their resettlement, settlement and integration experiences.


Government of Canada announces plan to support economic recovery through immigration

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

The Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, tabled the 2021‒2023 Immigration Levels Plan today, which sets out a path for responsible increases to immigration targets to help the Canadian economy recover from COVID-19, drive future growth and create jobs for middle class Canadians.


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