On July 10, 2021, the Government of Canada proposed a series of amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR). The amendments address the necessity of enhancing the protection of temporary foreign workers, who may lack access to information on their rights. As a result, these workers may be rendered vulnerable to workplace exploitation and abuse. While the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and the International Mobility Program (IMP) were devised to ensure employer discipline, there remain some gaps in need of adjustment.(more…)
Last week, Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced quarantine exemptions for certain fully vaccinated personnel. This includes: Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and persons registered under the Indian Act. Today, IRCC confirmed that same exemptions may apply to fully vaccinated international students. The new measures will take effect on July 5, 2021.(more…)
Following a series of unfortunate reveals of past abuses in Indigenous residential schools, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) reinforces its Call to Action 94. As a result, Ottawa updated the latest version of Canada’s Oath of Citizenship on June 21, 2021. The Oath’s importance lies in the sense of belonging bestowed by its words to the residents of Canada. That is why the government has included Indigenous peoples into the Oath, as a response to Call to Action 94.(more…)
As provinces hit respective vaccine targets, the federal government announced a lift of quarantine restrictions starting from July 5th at 11:59PM Eastern Time. However, the abatement entails certain conditions. Currently, only fully vaccinated Canadian citizens and permanent residents are exempt from quarantine restrictions. Moreover, these individuals must receive their inoculations 14 days prior to arriving Canada.(more…)
On June 21, 2021, Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced the latest travelling measures pertaining to COPR holders. According to IRCC, those who hold a valid Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) and visa are eligible to enter Canada.(more…)
As a firm advocate of human rights, Canada is always on the look for ways to alleviate related crises. In 2020, Canada’s resettled nearly half of the world’s refugee population. Recently, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) addressed Canada as “a bright light in a horrible year for refugee settlement.”
Instead of asking: “What have we done?”, Canada’s question has always been “What more can we do?” To concord with World Refugee Day’s initiatives, Minister Marco Mendicino devised 3 initiatives to support refugees.
Under the new initiatives, Canada will offer asylum to more people in need. along with community sponsorships that expedite their accommodations.