The United States Department of Homeland Security is keeping America’s border closed until at least Sept. 21 to even fully-vaccinated Canadians hoping to head south for non-essential travel. “To minimize the spread of #COVID19, including the Delta variant, the United States is extending restrictions on non-essential travel at our land and ferry crossings with Canada
Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino met with his counterpart in Washington, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas , to discuss “a variety of immigration and border-related issues.” But neither country is saying much about the results of that meeting. A statement from Homeland Security would only say the talk included discussion of traveler screening and information
Canada has confirmed it welcomed 35,660 new permanent residents in June, eclipsing any other month since at least 2015 and pushing nearer the kind of rate needed to hit ambitious immigration targets. Since the start of the COVID-19 crisis in March 2020, the highest monthly immigration total was 24,675 in January, well behind the numbers
COVID-19 vaccine passports for international travel will likely be available for citizens, permanent residents and temporary residents by the fall, Canada has announced. The digital proof of vaccination can be presented to foreign border officials to ensure travellers comply with health requirements. Travellers will also be able to submit the proof of vaccination in the
Canada’s long border with the United States re-opened to fully vaccinated Americans today, generating both excitement at a return to a semblance of normalcy and more than a little anxiety about a possible fourth wave of COVID-19. Calgarian Mitul Adhiya is among those worried Ottawa is re-opening too fast given the recent finding that even
The Canada jobs picture continued to improve in July, as employment rose by 94,000 and the unemployment rate fell to 7.5 per cent. The Statistics Canada Labour Market Survey shows that two months of growth in June and July totalled 325,000 jobs, putting Canada just 246,000 jobs, or 1.3 per cent, behind the pre-coronavirus February
Immigrants, temporary foreign workers and international students coming into Canada as the country re-opens its borders to non-essential travel starting next month will enjoy a bit of a post-pandemic popularity bump. And it’s all because they’ll be either fully-vaccinated against COVID-19 or will have been tested and found to be COVID-19 free at the border.
Halfway through the year, Canada had only welcomed a smidgeon more than a third of the new permanent residents that Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino wants to let into Canada this year. Despite that shortfall, though, the immigration minister still maintains this year’s immigration target will be met. “Against all odds, Canada continues to lead the