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Retaking language test unfair during COVID-19: applicants to new residency pathway
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Retaking language test unfair during COVID-19: applicants to new residency pathway

OTTAWA — International graduates and essential workers eligible to apply for permanent residency under a new program say requiring them to retake language proficiency tests is unreasonable, especially during a global pandemic. Akshay Aman, a law clerk graduate currently working as a security officer in Toronto, said international students have already passed language tests and...

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada expanding Sydney office to reunite families and improve processing

March 5, 2021—Sydney, N.S.—In an effort to process more applications and reunite families faster, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is expanding its Case Processing Centre in Sydney, Nova Scotia. This includes the addition of new office space and the hiring of 62 new employees. The new space and additional staff will be primarily dedicated to...

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Canada remains a top destination for international students

Canada is among the top countries considered to be ‘safe and stable’ for international students and has further improved its position as the ‘go-to’ study destination because of its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is according to two surveys conducted by Navitas Insights. In addition, the survey suggests that countries considered to be ‘safe and...