Canada softens immigration for Syrians and Turks affected by earthquake

Canada has taken efforts to make the immigration process easier for Turkish and Syrian nationals who were already living there in the wake of a terrible earthquake that lost over 50,000 lives in both countries.

The action, which was made public on Saturday, is intended to offer the tragedy’s victims much-needed comfort and assistance.

In addition to decimating hundreds of thousands of structures, the 7.8 magnitude earthquake on February 6 claimed the lives of over 45,000 people in Turkey and thousands more in neighboring Syria.

The Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, Sean Fraser, stated that Canada was dedicated to helping individuals who had been affected by the terrible earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.

The new regulations would, for instance, enable citizens of those nations to apply for work permits that allow foreigners to work for any employer for a predetermined amount of time.

In addition, Fraser said, “Today we are introducing additional measures that make it simpler for Turkish and Syrian nationals to extend their stay in Canada and be with their families while continuing to work and study in a safe environment.”

The announcement comes 10 days after the UN encouraged nations to expedite the relocation of Syrian refugees from Turkey’s earthquake-affected regions.


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