– The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
After Canada withdrew its troops from Afghanistan since 2011, and U.S.’s recent withdrawal, Taliban has been planning its reclamation of districts. Not only this insurgency jeopardizes Middle East’s political stability, but it also renders the lives of Afghans who assisted Canada at risk. In response to this situation, the Government of Canada announced on Friday, July 23 that a special refugee resettlement program for Afghans who contributed to Canada’s efforts in Afghanistan.
The COVID-19 pandemic has allowed the B.C. government to pause and review the EI – Base category. The sole purpose of this temporary halt is to ensure the program continues to meet its objectives effectively, especially in terms of optimizing applicants’ success, supporting economic recovery, and creating jobs.
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…)