New Canada permanent residents, refugees, temporary foreign workers in agriculture or food-processing, asylum claimants, and some minors are exempt as Canada demands COVID-19 vaccine passports for almost everyone else. Restrictions limiting travel to Canada went into effect on Saturday. “The government of Canada continues to adjust its border measures due to the evolving epidemiological situation
U.S. officials have advised against travel to Canada because of an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) raised Canada to ‘Level Four: Very High’ in its travel recommendations. This means Americans should avoid travelling to Canada. There are more than 80 countries with Level Four
Families were reunited with their loved ones in Canada through family sponsorship immigration programs in greater numbers in 2021 than during the previous year – but their numbers were still a bit lower than prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the first 10 months of 2021, 62,245 new permanent residents arrived in Canada through family
Ontario and British Columbia are proving to be the big winners of a new, one-time pathway to permanent residency for foreign nationals already living in Canada this year. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) data reveals 11,425 temporary residents in Canada had already snagged their permanent residency under the TR to PR Pathway by the
Canada immigration applicants who pose a low risk to the health of Canadians are being given a three-month extension to a policy that removed the need for additional medical exams. The policy, originally announced in June, 2021, was set to expire on Tuesday this week, Dec. 28, 2021. It has been extended to March 31,
The year 2021 is likely to go down as one of the most remarkable in the history of Canada immigration. Despite international travel and border restrictions due to a lingering COVID-19 pandemic, Ottawa reached its target of 401,000 new permanent residents, a feat that did not look possible with well over half the year gone.
Canada has made history by reaching its target of 401,000 immigrants in 2021 – the highest total in a calendar year in its history. Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced the record on Thursday, as permanent resident numbers surpassed the previous record set in 1913. The milestone, which comes despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic,
Canada has moved to lift its travel ban on 10 African countries, but reimposed testing requirements for Canadians taking short trips in new measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 variant Omicron. Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos announced on Friday that all travellers will need a PCR test to return to Canada from Tuesday, December 21.
Canada has reimposed its advisory against all non-essential international travel as it looks to stop the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19. The new advisory was announced on Wednesday by Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, coming just days before many Canadians were looking to get away for the Christmas vacation period. “To those who were
Canada has pledged to spend $85 million on tackling immigration backlogs, acknowledging that newcomers are critical to economic growth in the wake of COVID-19. In her fall economic statement, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland painted a positive picture of the country’s emergence from the pandemic-fuelled recession. The statement also spoke of the importance of immigration when