An American couple has won a federal court case that could change the way Canada treats would-be immigrants who are HIV-positive.
Justice Sean Harrington’s December 31 decision could be appealed before the end of January, but if it stands, it will make it easier for applicants who can afford to cover their own prescription costs to immigrate.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced two changes on April 18 that will affect how international students pay for their educations. The first change will allow those students who have completed two semesters to work off-campus during the school year and full-time during the summer.
“I’m about to graduate,” says Abril Novoa. “So it came a little bit late.” Novoa came from Mexico to study political science at U of T. As an international student, she knows why the change is important. She paid about $12,000 a year in tuition.