Unveiling Douglas College’s New Residence– 808 Royal 
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Unveiling Douglas College’s New Residence– 808 Royal 

Douglas College will soon be opening its first on-campus student housing, 808 Royal! Affordable Student Housing This affordable student housing will include one-, two-, and four-bedroom units, and a total of 368 beds. 808 Royal will also include 11 floors dedicated to academics, with 30+ classrooms, six computer labs, offices/study spaces, food services/community kitchens, and…

Canada makes changes to the adjusted temporary measures under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program
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Canada makes changes to the adjusted temporary measures under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

In response to heightened demand due to the post-pandemic economy and exceptionally low unemployment rates with numerous job vacancies observed back in 2022, the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program is undergoing significant modifications. Acknowledging these labor shortages, the Program has devised a set of policy adjustments. In light of the evolving labor market conditions and…

Today’s IRCC News: New Refugee Pathway and Public Survey
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Today’s IRCC News: New Refugee Pathway and Public Survey

Everything you need to know about today’s IRCC news Point 1: A new pathway for refugees and other displaced people The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC), announced today that Canada will launch a new economic pathway under the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot(EMPP) to help employers hire skilled refugees and other…

Guide to Reserving Spots at the YVR Airport’s Security
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Guide to Reserving Spots at the YVR Airport’s Security

Introduction Are you travelling from YVR (Vancouver International Airport) to the states? Good news! Passengers can now reserve a spot in the line at the security screening. On October 5th, 2022, YVR announced its YVR Expression program, where travellers can reserve a spot in line before their flight for the security checkpoint. About YVR Express…

International Students Can Work Off-campus for Over 20 Hours a Week in Canada
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International Students Can Work Off-campus for Over 20 Hours a Week in Canada

Employers have been facing unusual challenges in finding and retaining the workers they need during this period of economic recovery and growth. The Government of Canada is continuing to take concrete actions to address current industry needs. Today, the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, has announced the temporary lifting of the…

Phew! Canada’s Ban on Direct flights from India to Finally Lift After 5 months
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Phew! Canada’s Ban on Direct flights from India to Finally Lift After 5 months

The flight ban on direct flights from India is set to expire on September 26, 2021, after a ban period of 5 months. From September 27, direct flights from Delhi to Canada shall resume as per Canada’s “risk-based and measured approach” to safely open its borders. Once the Flight ban expires, travellers from India would…

The Restart of British Columbia: Getting Life Back to Normal?
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The Restart of British Columbia: Getting Life Back to Normal?

Getting back to normal? Last year, this question was a mystery. Starting May 25, the Government of British Columbia has planned 4 phases to restart our social lives, businesses and activities.  Public Health Order (PHO) Guidance *If you or anyone in your social circle feels sick, you must stay home and get tested as soon as possible. Step…

Canada Introduced Three Day Paid Sick Leave as a Part of COVID Initiative
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Canada Introduced Three Day Paid Sick Leave as a Part of COVID Initiative

As a part of another initiative amidst COVID-19 pandemic, the British Columbia Government has introduced legislation to fill gaps in sick pay. As a result of this legislation, employees will receive three days of paid sick leave for those who have COVID-19 symptoms or are self-isolating, or are waiting for the test result. In this…