The Government of Canada announced a new update on a name change. Starting May 6, 2021, references to the “Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion (MIDI)” and “Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)” will be replaced with “Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI)” and “IRCC”, respectively. All students destined to Quebec must submit a Certificat d’acceptation du Québec (CAQ) or a confirmation letter from MIFI when applying for a study permit. In order to ease the study permit application process, IRCC accepts confirmation letters issued by the MIFI instead of CAQ. MIFI approval letters 705, 733, 300, and 310 are considered equivalent to the CAQ.
- Canada continues to tackle the forced displacement issue in the Americas
- Thunder Bay issued 15 recommendations under the RNIP
- Job vacancies in Canada have hit a new peak
- Ottawa to ease vaccine requirements and make ArriveCan optional
- Canada to launch a new TR2PR program
- IRCC transitions to 100% digital applications for permanent residence programs