More essential workers may be allowed across border

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2021 09:00:21 +0000

The Canadian federal government is looking to consider more occupations as “essential work” in an effort to allow more workers to travel across the Canada-U.S. border during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Marc Garneau, Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister. “We are specifically talking about different groups that would be potentially considered to be essential workers, that […]

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Health minister says it is not the time for travel as Canada enters third wave

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 14:28:52 +0000

Canada’s travel restrictions are set to expire on April 21, but with the third wave of coronavirus, it seems like they could be rolled over for another 30 days or more. Health Minister Patty Hajdu told reporters, “Now is not the time to consider international travel.” The health minister did not say when the border […]

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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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Canada-U.S. border closure extended for seventh time

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2020 15:31:42 +0000

Canada is rolling over travel restrictions for another month. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has confirmed via Twitter that the Canada-U.S. border will be closed to non-essential travel until November 21. Travellers seeking entry into Canada from the U.S. will be turned away at the border if they are coming for tourism, shopping, or entertainment. Essential […]

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Canada releases new details on how traveller information is collected at the border

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2020 12:00:13 +0000

Canada recently released more details on what information border officers collect from travellers, who can access the information, and more on data protection and rules for disclosure. Canada’s Entry/Exit Program allows the border to collect basic traveller information and share it with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The immigration department uses the information to […]

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Canada-U.S. border closed until September 21

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2020 12:00:34 +0000

Canada is extending the border closure with the U.S. for another month, in a continued effort to stop the spread of coronavirus. Public Safety Minister Bill Blair announced that the border would remain closed to non-essential travel last week. The closure is being extended from August 21 to September 21. This is now the fifth […]

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How to enter Canada from the U.S. during coronavirus

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2020 12:00:48 +0000

Travel between Canada and the United States has been restricted since March 21, to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The agreements have since been renewed on a monthly basis. Individuals who are exempt from Canada’s coronavirus travel restrictions include temporary foreign workers, immediate family members of Canadians, and certain international students. Those who […]

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