Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced air travellers landing in Canada will be required to quarantine in a hotel at their expense from February 22. The strict measure, first announce in January, means those arriving on flights will be required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival, then stay in a government-approved hotel for three
Tough new restrictions on international travel during the second, harsher wave of the COVID-19 pandemic pushed immigration to Canada down to its lowest level since April last year in December. The 10,795 newcomers welcomed in the last month of 2020 brought the total for the year to 184,370, down 46 percent on the 341,175 new
Ottawa is extending its restrictions on non-U.S. international travel to Canada for another month, until Feb. 21. “Our government will never hesitate to take the strong action needed to keep Canadians safe from COVID-19 while maintaining essential trade with our international partners,” tweeted Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair. “With some of the
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the recruitment and retention of healthcare workers from other countries a top priority for Canada’s immigration minister Friday. In a mandate letter to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Marco Mendicino, the Canadian prime minister described the COVID-19 pandemic as the most serious public health crisis the country has ever faced.