Canada has announced plans to end the mandatory 14-day quarantine for fully vaccinated citizens and permanent residents returning from abroad. In an announcement Wednesday, Health Minister Patty Hajdu said negative COVID-19 tests would still be required. The easing of restrictions is set to begin in early July, although only if cases continue to drop and
Quebec started accepting applications for its collective sponsorship program for refugees abroad this week and will continue to accept them through its Arrima online platform for the next four weeks. In this first intake period under the program this year, only groups of two to five Quebec citizens or permanent residents can sponsor these refugees.
An explosion in the number of permanent residents getting their Canadian citizenship is likely to hit Canada later this year or early next year, says Robert Falconer, a research associate at the School of Public Policy of the University of Calgary. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada data shows just how much the COVID-19 pandemic has