Canadian Immigration News | February 2020
Immigration Canada has issued several updates pertaining to immigration programs and policies that we have summarized for you.
On January 27, 2020, IRCC announced updated instructions regarding the collection of traveller data. Since February 2019, IRCC has collected entry and exit information on travellers for the purpose of validating presence in and out of Canada. IRCC collects this information to determine whether a traveller previously overstayed their allowable time of stay in Canada. It also allows IRCC officers to verify that individuals have met the residency obligation.
The instructions previously indicated that students were ineligible to the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP) if they received funding from Global Affairs Canada (GAC). GAC recently created the Study in Canada Scholarship to attract students from a variety of countries. The Post-Graduate Work Permit eligibility requirements were updated to reflect that recipients of this scholarship are eligible to apply for the PGWPP.
IRCC updated the instructions on a refund procedure, which clarifies the eligibility of applicants to be refunded. Some of the eligible refund scenarios include the following cases: incomplete application, application for the wrong service, a right or privilege has not been granted or not exercised by the applicant, passport consular fees, International Experience Canada participation fees, biometric fees, remission order, and compassion.
The CELPIP has two tests: CELPIP-General (CELPIP-G) and CELPIP-General - Listening and Speaking (CELPIP-G LS).
The CELPIP-G test is accepted by IRCC for immigration and citizenship purposes
The CELPIP-G LS test is accepted by IRCC for citizenship purposes only
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