This Here Sessions Online about benefits and federal services during COVID-19 took place on Tuesday, May 26th, in a Q&A format with Tony Sprackett from MP Laurel Collins’ Office.
Find below the topics we discussed in the meeting and the exact time in the video that you can find it.
5:34 – Participant Introductions and why they are here
11:35 – Essential and Non-Essential Travel
14:34 – Serena’s case: trying to be reunited with her spouse.
17:45 – Humberto and Mariana’s case: trying to get their PR card while they are “stuck” in their home country.
23:37 – Val’s case: trying to be reunited with her spouse, who is applying for a Work Permit in Canada.
25:46 – Permits and Applications close to expiring. Extension possibility.
27:20 – Humberto’s case: Benefits. How is the money transferred?
31:56 – Benefits Eligibility: International Students
34:15 – Losing your job/ not being able to find a job due to COVID-19
41:28 – CERB 42:50 – Immigration Lawyers Info
44:00 – Jibril’s case: Refugee Benefits
46:27 – What is the process to find help and contact the government?
49:01 – International Students can’t vote. Do they have a voice?
49:33 – Nayat’s case: Tuition Fees during the pandemic (online classes)
52:42 – How to contact Tony
53:35 – Conclusion and Thank You
Note: Some parts of this video experienced low connection issues. Thank you for your understanding.