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Post Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP) becoming a popular gateway to Canada
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Post Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP) becoming a popular gateway to Canada

By: Dean de Jesus, RCIC Post Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP) is becoming one of Canada’s popular immigration gateway as it tries to meet its aggressive immigration targets for the next three years. Based on the 2020 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Canada aims to welcome 401,000 new...

Profs hope Ontario campus vaccine mandates will have ‘domino’ effect across Canada
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Profs hope Ontario campus vaccine mandates will have ‘domino’ effect across Canada

TORONTO — The decisions of several top-tier universities to make COVID-19 vaccination a requirement to return to campus is putting added pressure on holdouts to follow suit, with some professors hoping the moves signal a sea change in higher-education pandemic protocols. At least five of the Ontario schools calling for jabs are members of the...

More restrictions as COVID-19 cases spike in B.C.’s Okanagan: top doctor
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More restrictions as COVID-19 cases spike in B.C.’s Okanagan: top doctor

VANCOUVER — British Columbia health officials announced circuit-breaker restrictions in the central Okanagan region amid a surge of COVID-19 cases driven by the highly infectious Delta variant. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said the Delta variant is driving the rapid spread in the area, accounting for 80 per cent of the COVID-19 cases among...

International students navigate numerous barriers as they look to begin fall classes
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International students navigate numerous barriers as they look to begin fall classes

VANCOUVER — A prospective student from Pakistan who will be enrolling in Vancouver’s Simon Fraser University says she’s “freaking out step-by-step” as she navigates hurdles to get her education, made far more difficult by COVID-19. Zohra Shahabuddin said she spent sleepless nights worrying about putting together her documents for her student visa application to Canada....

Aspects of what Canadian students are taught about Indian residential schools
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Aspects of what Canadian students are taught about Indian residential schools

TORONTO — Aspects of what Canadian students are taught about Indian residential schools in the provinces and territories: Newfoundland: Is looking to explore making the topic of residential schools “more explicit.” The most in-depth examination now occurs in social studies in Grade 7. Higher grades receive some instruction on the topic. Nova Scotia: Students must...