TORONTO – The federal authorities says it should make it simpler for non permanent residents in Canada from Turkey and Syria to increase their keep within the nation after a strong earthquake struck their nations final month.
Greater than 50,000 folks have been killed and thousands and thousands displaced after the 7.8-magnitude quake and several other highly effective aftershocks hit the area on Feb. 6.
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Immigration Minister Sean Fraser says the federal government will permit folks from Turkey and Syria who’ve a brief standing to go to household, examine or work in Canada to use for an extension to their standing and can wave the appliance charges for them.
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Fraser says his division has been prioritizing processing non permanent and everlasting resident purposes from folks affected by the earthquake.
The federal government says, as of March 10, about 600 Syrian and 6,400 Turkish residents in Canada had non permanent standing that’s set to run out throughout the subsequent six months.
Final month, the federal authorities stated it’s to ship one other $20 million in support for folks affected by the earthquake and is to match $10 million extra in personal donations.
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This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed March 18, 2023.