New online portal expedites permanent residence landings

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 05 Dec 2020 09:00:05 +0000

Canada can now confirm permanent resident status without in-person interviews through a new portal, for most cases. The new system was implemented as part of a coronavirus measure. Canada’s immigration minister, Marco Mendicino, has said the new process has greatly reduced the time it takes to land new permanent residents. The portal allows new permanent […]

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Alberta reducing quarantine times with coronavirus testing pilot

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sun, 29 Nov 2020 09:00:14 +0000

Alberta is the first province to reduce quarantine time for incoming travellers by offering coronavirus tests at certain airports and land border crossings. Travellers must register for the pilot by completing an application form up to five days before arrival. If their test comes back negative, they will not have to complete the full 14-day […]

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Canada extending border closure with U.S. another 30 days

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2020 14:01:23 +0000

The Canada-U.S. border will remain closed until December 21. Both Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Public Safety Minister Bill Blair confirmed the news on Twitter. The new Order in Council is being updated to roll travel restrictions over for another 30 days. U.S. travellers may not come to Canada for tourism, shopping, or entertainment. Update […]

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Canada extends travel restrictions on same day of historic immigration levels announcement

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 21:09:41 +0000

Canada is rolling over travel restrictions until November 30. On the same day it announced its historic Immigration Levels Plan 2021-2023, Canada published a new Order in Council stating the extension of  travel restrictions that have existed since March. Earlier today, Canada announced its most ambitious immigration levels plan in its history by stating it […]

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Stay home: Travellers to Canada must quarantine for two weeks

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 03 Apr 2020 18:12:17 +0000

Canada now has mandatory quarantine requirements for travellers who enter the country during the coronavirus pandemic. These requirements differ depending on whether or not the traveller has symptoms of COVID-19. People with symptoms are not permitted to board a plane to Canada, though they are still allowed to cross the border by land. Canada has […]

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Exempt permit holders and permanent residents can now travel to Canada

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 21:44:24 +0000

Canada has addressed some of the uncertainties lingering from the first travel ban order. The government has released more specific terms and conditions for foreigners who had made commitments to work, study or settle in Canada. Canada’s immigration ministry has clarified who can enter the country in the context of the coronavirus pandemic and what […]

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Canada and U.S. provide more information on status of work permit holders

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 19:00:58 +0000 will continue to update this story as more information becomes available. In advance of travel restrictions to be implemented at their border effective tomorrow, on Saturday, March 21, both the Canadian and U.S. government have released more details on who will be included and excluded from the restrictions. Included in the restrictions are those […]

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Canada is supporting people and businesses during COVID-19 outbreak

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 18:15:29 +0000

Canada is taking steps to stabilize the economy, protect jobs, and help those affected by COVID-19 containment measures. Details of the COVID-19 Economic Response Plan were released on Wednesday, March 18. Canada will be allocating up to $82 billion, more than three per cent of its GDP, to help ensure Canadians can pay rent and […]

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Canada clarifies who is affected by coronavirus travel ban

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 21:45:53 +0000

Canada has issued a new official statement to define the terms of the travel ban first announced on Monday, March 16 to help limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The ban, which started on March 18 at 12 p.m. EDT, is in effect until June 30, 2020 at 12 p.m. EDT, according to the […]

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Canada rated top country for quality of life in 2020

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 09:20:28 +0000

For the fifth year in a row, people from around the world named Canada as the top country for quality of life. Out of the countries surveyed, Canada ranked number one overall for being politically stable, number two for having a good job market, and number four for having a well-developed public education system. Global […]

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