The Bereavement Authority of Ontario has announced that, due to staffing shortages in the death care industry, students from Humber College and Collège Boréal will be authorized to work in the sector before completing their studies. Under the new rules, CTV News says that around 100 students will work in the industry providing funeral services. The students will reportedly help to address the demand created by a rise in COVID-19 related deaths. “This is a temporary measure to address exigencies created by the Omicron situation,” reads the release. Students must still complete their program to be eligible for licensure. CTV News| BAO Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.