New Immigration Plan for Canada: New Goal of 500K Immigrants a Year by 2025

New Immigration Plan for Canada: New Goal of 500K Immigrants a Year by 2025

As of November 1, 2022, today the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, has announced Canada’s 2023–2025 Immigration Levels Plan. In order to manage the social and economic challenges Canada will face in the decades ahead, the plan focuses on immigration as a strategy for helping businesses find workers and attracting the…

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…

When will Canada Lift the Flight Ban from India?
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When will Canada Lift the Flight Ban from India?

Canada banned direct flights from India on April 22, 2021, initially for a month amidst the dangerous and deadly second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in India. This second wave was a result of the lethal Delta variant of coronavirus, which was highly contagious and responsible for a high amount of fatality across India. However, as the second wave somehow passes in India and by the efficacious Covid-19 vaccine campaign in India, many trade pandits predicted that Canada will lift the direct flight ban from India. For the utter dismay of the international students, Canada further extended the ban for the fifth time till Sept 21. So, the question of the moment is “When will Canada lift the flight ban from India?”

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…