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Canada Eases Rules for Global Students in Crucial Jobs to Fight COVID-19
Posted on: 24 Apr 2020  |   Tags: Canada PR Visa , Canada PR Visas , Canada Provinces ,

Canada Eases Rules for Global Students in Crucial Jobs to Fight COVID-19
Global students who are recognized as coronavirus necessary workers in Canada have been excused from the 20 hours of work per week restriction normally applied to the holders of study permit when classes are in session.

Several Exemptions for Essential Workers

The exception, in place till 31 August 2020, comprises those working in ‘health care, crucial infrastructure, or the food supply or other important goods supply’ as per the Refugees, Immigration, and Citizenship Canada (I.R.C.C). It indicates that they are free to assist in Canadian effort to fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The move will give facilities of health-care access to ‘plenty of global students who are studying in health & emergency services associated programs, comprising many who are almost fully trained and they are ready to graduate’, an Refugees, Immigration, and Citizenship Canada (I.R.C.C) statement said.

Global students and their companies should consult Direction on Essential Services and Operations in Canada during the Outbreak of COVID-19 to find out if they are listed as a crucial worker.

Essential Sectors in Canada

The guidance lists crucial workers in Canada as per the below 10 sectors:

  • Manufacturing
  • Government
  • Safety
  • Transportation
  • Water
  • Food
  • Health
  • Finance
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Energy and Utilities

Immigration Minister of Canada, Marco Mendicino emphasized the significant contributions as the frontline workers in health care services and other primary services made by temporary immigrant workers and global students.

We know and appreciate their works and sacrifices to keep Canadian citizens healthy and assure the delivery of essential goods and services,” Mendicino told.

The most recent accessible Statistics Canada data, from 2017-2018, recorded that 11,000 global students were registered in the programs of health care at Canadian universities and colleges.

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