permanent residence applicants
Alberta

New temporary public policy allowing permanent residence applicants to rely on biometrics previously submitted within the last 10 years

Due to public health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of biometrics collection sites in and outside Canada, including some visa application centres (VACs), United States application support centers (ASCs) and […]

Important new measures on post-graduation work permit eligibility for students beginning programs online
Alberta

Important new measures on post-graduation work permit eligibility for students beginning programs online

Ottawa, August 26, 2020—Many prospective international students who would like to study in Canada this fall are facing uncertainty due to travel restrictions. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada recognizes this, and will continue to ensure […]

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

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

August 14, 2020—Montreal—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 […]

Public Health Notice: Outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to red onions imported from the United States
Alberta

Public Health Notice: Outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to red onions imported from the United States

Since July 24, there have been 55 additional illnesses in Canada reported in the ongoing investigation. Investigators have determined that red onions imported from the United States (U.S.) are a likely source of the outbreak. […]