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Removing barriers for international students working in essential services to fight COVID-19

To help battle the COVID-19 outbreak, starting immediately, the government will remove the restriction that allows international students to work a maximum of 20 hours per week while classes are in session, provided they are working in an essential service or function, such as health care, critical infrastructure, or the supply of food or other critical goods.

Minister Mendicino Addresses The Canadian Club

As a journalist, I can’t tell you how grateful I am for that suspiciously brief introduction. I’d also like to echo the acknowledgment that we are indeed on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and the Haudenosaunee, and for your words to acknowledge the significance that we do indeed share these lands, and for allowing us to start these proceedings in the right way.

Canadian employers recognized for their work with newcomers to Canada

March 11, 2020—Ottawa—Each year, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recognizes the innovative efforts of businesses across Canada in improving the integration of newcomers into the labour market. Today, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced the winners of this year’s IRCC Employer Awards for Newcomer Employment.

IRCC 2020 Employer Awards for Newcomer Employment

Each year, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), in collaboration with Hire Immigrants Ottawa, recognizes the innovative efforts of businesses across Canada to improve the integration of newcomers into the labour market. This year’s winners are helping to reduce the barriers faced by newcomers entering the labour market and to improve their overall settlement in Canada.