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July 28, 2020 - Effective July 24, 2020, employers hiring through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) can replace the candidate where the original candidate failed to obtain a Quebec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ) or work permit.
July 28, 2020 - The Quebec government introduced new requirements for the Quebec Experience Program (PEQ) on July 22, 2020. We review all transitional measures allowing candidates already in Quebec to qualify for the program under the requirements that existed before July 22, 2020.
July 26, 2020 -A federal judge has ruled the Safe Third Country Agreement on refugees between Canada and the U.S. violates the Canadian constitution. Ottawa has 6-months to comply.
July 22, 2020 - Canada has offered more details for international students on the new 2-step application process for a Canada study permit put in place due to coronavirus restrictions
July 21, 2020 - Ontario immigration opened applications for the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream on Tuesday July 21, before closing the stream again a few hours later.
July 16, 2020 - Canada has changed the rules on qualifying for Canadian citizenship to help non-biological parents with children born abroad.
July 16, 2020 - Watered-down reforms to the Quebec Experience Program (PEQ) have drawn more criticism from stakeholders, including student and business groups.
Aird & Berlis LLP
In late June, the U.S. government enacted an order that prohibits the entry of certain foreign workers to the United States.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization assessed COVID-19 as a pandemic.
July 16, 2020 - The Canada-U.S. border is to remain closed for another month to August 21, 2020.
July 16, 2020 - Ontario has started accepting applications for the new Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Regional Immigration Pilot.
July 16, 2020 - Ottawa has made further significant changes to help international students wishing to study in Canada start a new program online from this fall due to the coronavirus pandemic.
July 16, 2020 - Visitors, study and work permit holders in Canada affected by the COVID-19 pandemic have been given until the end of 2020 to restore their status.
Gowling WLG
The new Canada United States Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) entered into force on July 1, 2020. In the United States, the agreement is referred to as the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA).
July 9, 2020 - Canada has conducted a first all-program Express Entry draw since the coronavirus crisis took hold in March, issuing Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to 3,900 candidates to bring the total for 2020 over 50,000.
Moodys Tax Law LLP
As Alberta looks to the future and re-energizing the provincial economy in the face of COVID-19 and the ongoing shocks to the oil and gas sector, immigration will be at the forefront.
Moodys Tax Law LLP
As an update to our blog on June 22, 2020, we have now received confirmation from US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) headquarters, consistent with our earlier interpretation of the President...
July 1, 2020 - Coronavirus restrictions have made the first half of 2020 a major challenge for Canada's immigration system.
July 2, 2020 - Canada Express Entry ended the first half of 2020 having issued the second-most Invitations to Apply on record, despite the country being in the grip of the coronavirus crisis.
July 16, 2020 - Canada welcomed nearly 11,000 new permanent residents in May, the first sign of recovery since coronavirus restrictions severely limited arrivals.
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