加拿大政府宣布新政策,帮助前国际学生在加拿大生活、工作并继续为加拿大做贡献

来自: 加拿大移民、难民和公民身份部

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2021年1月8日-渥太华–留学生为加拿大带来了很多,每年为我们的经济贡献超过210亿加元,并支持我们社区的活力。然而,流行病给国际学生带来了无数的挑战。最值得注意的是,对于许多持有毕业后工作许可(PGWP)的人来说,这种大流行病的干扰和不确定性已经危及他们获得申请永久居留所需的工作经验的机会。

作为加拿大政府支持留学生渡过这个充满挑战的时刻的努力的一部分,加拿大移民、难民和公民部部长Marco E. L. Mendicino阁下今天宣布,拥有或持有PGWP的前留学生将有机会申请开放工作许可。

在加拿大受疫情影响,持有过期或即将到期的PGWP的外国公民,将有一个独特的机会申请另一个开放工作许可。这些工作许可的有效期为18个月,允许以前的留学生留在加拿大,继续寻找工作,并在这个国家建立自己的未来。

政府已作出重大努力,鼓励国际学生在加拿大永久定居,因为他们有助于创造就业机会,填补劳动力短缺,使我们的企业能够蓬勃发展。他们在加拿大的教育和工作经验的支持下,带来了强大的就业和语言技能,因此他们通常有能力申请永久居民身份。2019年有超过5.8万名毕业生成功申请永久移民,他们留在加拿大的决定将有助于解决我们严峻的人口挑战。

在我们面对流行病的第二波浪潮,并为我们的复苏制定路线时,吸引技术移民是我们计划的核心部分。这项新政策将帮助更多毕业生填补医疗保健、技术等领域的迫切需求。展望未来,它将帮助更多的前留学生在加拿大建立他们的未来,为我们的短期复苏和长期繁荣做出大大小小的贡献。

语录
“无论是作为在该大流行病前线的护士,还是作为一些最有前途的初创企业的创始人,国际学生在我们继续抗击该大流行病的过程中,正在回馈加拿大各地的社区。他们的身份可能是暂时的,但留学生的贡献是持久的。这项新政策意味着,在这里学习的海外青年学生可以留下来找工作,同时确保加拿大满足我们经济今天和明天的迫切需求。我们向留学生和毕业生发出的信息很简单:我们不仅希望你们在这里学习,我们还希望你们留在这里。”

-尊敬的移民、难民和公民部部长Marco E. L. Mendicino,P.C.,M.P。

快讯
在1971年,每一个老年人有6.6个工作年龄的人。目前,每一个退休的加拿大人有3个加拿大工人,但到2035年,每一个退休人员将只有2个工人。如果没有移民来帮助支持人口老龄化的需求,年轻的加拿大人最终将为每人支付更多的费用来提供同样的福利。

加拿大移民、难民和公民部估计,多达5.2万名PGWP过期或即将到期的毕业生可以从这项公共政策中受益。在近6.1万名工作许可到期日在2020年1月至12月之间的PGWP持有者中,约有一半人要么已经成为永久居民,要么正在处理永居申请。

根据该公共政策,申请开放性工作许可的申请人必须具备以下条件

拥有2020年1月30日或之后到期的PGWP,或从申请之日起4个月内到期的PGWP。
还在加拿大
有有效的临时身份,或正在申请恢复其身份。
申请时间为2021年1月27日至7月27日。

关于如何申请的细节将于2021年1月27日在加拿大移民、难民和公民身份部的网站上增加。

Government of Canada announces new policy to help former international students live in, work in and continue contributing to Canada


From: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

News release
January 8, 2021—Ottawa—International students bring so much to Canada, contributing over $21 billion annually to our economy and supporting the vitality of our communities. Yet the pandemic has presented myriad challenges for international students. Most notably, for many holders of a post-graduation work permit (PGWP), the pandemic’s disruption and uncertainty have jeopardized their chances of obtaining the work experience they need to apply for permanent residence.

As part of the Government of Canada’s efforts to support international students through this challenging time, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today announced that former international students who hold or held a PGWP will have the opportunity to apply for an open work permit.

Foreign nationals in Canada affected by the pandemic with an expired or expiring PGWP will have a unique chance to apply for another open work permit. These will be valid for 18 months and allow former international students to remain in Canada, continue to seek employment and build their future in this country.

The government has made significant efforts to encourage international students to settle permanently in Canada, as they help create jobs and fill labour shortages so our businesses can thrive. They bring strong employment and language skills, bolstered by their Canadian education and work experience, so they are typically well positioned to apply for permanent resident status. More than 58,000 graduates successfully applied to immigrate permanently in 2019, and their decisions to stay in Canada will help to address our stark demographic challenges.

As we confront the pandemic’s second wave and chart a course for our recovery, attracting skilled immigrants is a central part of our plan. This new policy will help more graduates fill pressing needs in areas like health care, technology and more. As we look forward, it will help even more former international students build their futures in Canada, contributing in ways large and small to our short-term recovery and long-term prosperity.

Quotes
“Whether as nurses on the pandemic’s front lines, or as founders of some of the most promising start-ups, international students are giving back to communities across Canada as we continue the fight against the pandemic. Their status may be temporary, but the contributions of international students are lasting. This new policy means that young students from abroad who have studied here can stay and find work, while ensuring that Canada meets the urgent needs of our economy for today and tomorrow. Our message to international students and graduates is simple: we don’t just want you to study here, we want you to stay here.”

—The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, P.C., M.P., Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

Quick facts
In 1971, there were 6.6 people of working age for each senior. There are currently 3 Canadian workers for every retired Canadian, but by 2035, there will be only 2 workers for every retiree. Without immigrants to help support the needs of an aging population, younger Canadians will end up paying more per person to provide the same benefits.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada estimates that as many as 52,000 graduates with expired or expiring PGWPs could benefit from the public policy. Of nearly 61,000 PGWP holders whose work permit had an expiry date between January and December 2020, about half either have already become permanent residents or have a permanent residence application in processing.

To apply for an open work permit under the public policy, an applicant must

have a PGWP that expired on or after January 30, 2020, or a PGWP that expires in 4 months or less from the date they apply
still be in Canada
have a valid temporary status, or be applying to restore their status
Applications will be open from January 27 to July 27, 2021.

Details on how to apply will be added to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s website on January 27, 2021.


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