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Canadian Immigration News – Weekly Roundup

In this week’s immigration news roundup: Canadian travel restrictions are extended, and Saskatchewan provides additional points to bilingual applicants and issues 546 invitations through the SINP.

In partnership with ITC News, here are the top stories in Canadian immigration news for the week of November 30, 2020.

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CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS EXTENDED UNTIL JAN. 21

The Canadian international travel restrictions have been in place since March in an effort to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. [Read more]

ADVOCATES PUSH QUEBEC TO EXPAND RESIDENCE PROGRAM FOR ESSENTIAL WORKERS

Calls to expand the residency program to all asylum-seeking essential workers are falling on deaf ears from Quebec’s immigration minister. [Read more]

SASKATCHEWAN PNP GIVES EXTRA POINTS TO BILINGUAL CANDIDATES

Saskatchewan’s change to award additional points to bilingual speakers is part of a larger effort to increase Francophone immigration to Canada. [Read more]

BC PNP TECH & ENTREPRENEUR DRAW INVITES 79 CANDIDATES

As 2020 comes to a close, provincial immigration is happening as provinces move to complete their visa allotments. [Read more]

SASKATCHEWAN IMMIGRANT NOMINEE PROGRAM INVITES 564 APPLICANTS

In one of the biggest draws of 2020, Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) sent 564 invitations to candidates in their provincial program. [Read more]

CANADA RESUMES DEPORTATIONS DESPITE GLOBAL PANDEMIC

Refugee and asylum advocates are criticizing Canada’s decision to resume deportations during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. [Read more]

DOES IMMIGRATION IMPROVE THE SAFETY OF NATIVE CITIZENS?

According to a study based in the U.S., immigrants do improve the safety of native citizens by working in more dangerous occupations. [Read more]

 

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