Entering Canada with a DUI from the USA

Credit to Author: Michael Schwartz| Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2021 11:15:55 +0000

When attempting to enter Canada with a past driving under the influence (DUI) offence, travellers may have difficulties crossing the border. This common situation arises due to Canada’s strict laws on DUI. Canada further strengthened these laws in 2018 when marijuana was legalized. The legalization resulted in tougher punishment for DUI offences. The goal was […]

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IRCC: Canada welcomed over 35,000 new immigrants in June

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2021 09:00:50 +0000

Canada recorded its strongest month for new permanent resident arrivals during the pandemic in June 2021, according to the office of Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino. In a recent Globe and Mail article, the minister says “We are going to make good on our commitment to land 401,000 new permanent residents.” Find Out if You’re Eligible […]

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Atlantic Canada employers need more applicants, study finds

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2021 09:00:01 +0000

Many employers across Atlantic Canada find it difficult to hire because there are not enough applicants with the necessary experience or skills. This is according to a report by The Harris Centre at Memorial University in Newfoundland titled ‘Employer Attitudes Towards Hiring Newcomers and International Students in the Atlantic Provinces’. The report investigated employers’ attitudes and perceptions, to […]

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India flights to Canada: When will they be allowed?

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Sat, 24 Jul 2021 05:00:31 +0000

Earlier this week Canada extended its ban on flights from India until at least August 21. The extension of the ban comes amid Canada continuing to ease its coronavirus travel restrictions for the rest of the world. Denying flights from India is extremely disruptive to both Indians and Canadians alike. India is one of Canada’s […]

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Canada set to announce new travel rules as soon as tomorrow

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2021 10:00:57 +0000

Canada could announce its new COVID-19 travel measures as soon as tomorrow. Canada introduced travel restrictions in March 2020 and has been extending them on a monthly basis throughout 2021. The country has taken a gradual approach to lifting restrictions. Generally speaking, those now allowed to travel into the country include Canadian citizens, permanent residents, […]

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What travellers to Canada can expect on July 21

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2021 09:00:29 +0000

Before the end of the day on July 21, the Canadian government will have to make a decision on whether or not to extend its travel restrictions. Currently, Canada’s borders are closed to non-essential travel. Those allowed to enter are subject to quarantine measures, unless the government considers them to be fully vaccinated. Also, direct […]

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What cannabis users need to know before travelling to Canada

Credit to Author: Michael Schwartz| Date: Fri, 09 Jul 2021 11:20:38 +0000

Cannabis is legal in Canada, however, offences involving cannabis can have a serious impact on one’s ability to cross the border. In 2018, Canada legalized buying and using recreational cannabis. While weed is now legal, it is also strictly regulated. Cannabis-related charges could potentially hurt a foreign national’s ability to immigrate or travel to Canada. […]

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When will Canada reopen the border?

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2021 09:00:46 +0000

Canada has renewed travel restrictions every month since the pandemic hit, but this July might be different. The federal government is now saying 75 per cent of Canadians need to be fully vaccinated before the border reopens. The latest government data show that 31 per cent of eligible Canadians are fully vaccinated, and 76 per […]

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How Canada Day is being observed in 2021

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Thu, 01 Jul 2021 09:00:18 +0000

As the pandemic continues to shape our daily lives, and Canadians are reckoning with the country’s relationship with Indigenous people – this Canada Day is going to look very different. Canada Day celebrations on July 1 are likely to be quieter and more modest as people continue to distance themselves in an effort to contain […]

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When will Canada lift its travel ban on India?

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2021 05:00:10 +0000

Last week, Canada extended the travel ban for all direct passenger and business flights from India until July 21, 2021. Canada first introduced the travel ban on both India and Pakistan on April 22 amid concerns about rising cases of COVID-19 variants. Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public health officer had said that the variant in India shows […]

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