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Canada lost 213,000 jobs in January as lockdowns took a giant bite out of the job market

The COVID-19 pandemic has walloped Canada's job market, as there are almost one million fewer employed people than there were last February.

 

Ontario invites Express Entry candidates in new PNP draw

Ontario has invited Express Entry candidates who may be eligible for a nomination from the Human Capital Priorities Stream.

Up to 52,000 people eligible for new 18-month Canadian work permit

Certain PGWP holders in Canada can apply for the new open work permit until July 27, 2021.
The Canadian government has a new policy in place to help former international students who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic while living in Canada.

Airlines suspending certain flights, Ottawa introducing quarantine hotel stays to discourage travel

Measures come as concerns about new variants of the coronavirus mount Canada's main airlines have agreed to cancel service to the Caribbean and Mexico and the federal government is introducing new mandatory quarantine rules as it tries to discourage international travel.

Canada launches a mobility working group with Ukraine to expand collaboration on migration between Canada and Ukraine

The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today announced the establishment of a new Canada–Ukraine Mobility Working Group, to identify and improve mobility opportunities for Ukrainians seeking to come to Canada, once COVID-19 restrictions are removed, while continuing to ensure the integrity of our respective migration and visa frameworks.

Work permit program change is great news for international students, Canadian employers

ANALYSIS: Beyond its importance to international students, Canadian employers also benefit significantly from PGWPs.