How to apply for Canada’s new TR to PR open work permit

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 17:41:54 +0000

Canada has released the guide for how essential workers and international students can apply for an open work permit. The new instructions from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) are for those who applied for the new temporary residence to permanent residence (TR to PR) pathways. The department has published the official instructions online. Launched […]

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Canada reopening border to fully vaccinated tourists

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2021 13:19:36 +0000

Canada is reopening the border to fully vaccinated tourists this summer. Summary of new policies: Fully vaccinated U.S. tourists can enter Canada starting August 9 Hotel quarantine policy ending August 9 Fully vaccinated children of Canadians, and other exempt travellers to have amended quarantine starting August 9 Fully vaccinated tourists from all countries can enter […]

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Canada announcing updates to border measures today

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2021 13:19:36 +0000

Canadian ministers are announcing updates to border measures today, July 19. Note: This story is developing. CIC News will update it throughout the day. A news conference with federal government officials is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Health Canada, lead by Health Minister Patty Hajdu, is expected to announce some border easing of border […]

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Canada’s new essential worker stream reaches intake cap

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2021 16:46:20 +0000

Canada’s new immigration stream for English-speaking essential workers in non-healthcare-related positions has reached its limit of 30,000. The quota was met on July 16, more than two months after the program originally launched. It is the second of the six temporary residence to permanent residence (TR to PR) pathways to fill up before the programs […]

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Canada to introduce new open work permit for essential workers and international student graduates

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2021 16:01:30 +0000

Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino has announced a new open work permit option for essential workers and international student graduates in Canada. Starting July 26, temporary residents who applied for the newly-launched pathway to permanent residence will be eligible for an open work permit while they wait for a decision on their application. What this means […]

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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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Trudeau says unvaccinated tourists can’t travel to Canada for “quite a while”

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 10 Jul 2021 09:00:54 +0000

Canada’s prime minister says the next phase of border reopening will pertain to vaccinated travellers, but unvaccinated travellers will have to wait. In response to a reporter’s question on when Canada will let in more vaccinated and unvaccinated tourists, Trudeau replied that in regards to letting in unvaccinated travellers: “I can tell you right now, […]

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Canada’s travel rules at a glance

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 05 Jul 2021 09:00:05 +0000

Canada’s first phase of easing travel restrictions begins today, July 5. As of 12:01 a.m. Eastern, fully vaccinated travellers who are exempt from border restrictions can now skip quarantine. They also do not have to do day-eight testing. Those arriving by air do not need to stay at a government-authorized hotel to await their on-arrival […]

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Immigrants and international students grew Canada’s population in Q1 2021

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 03 Jul 2021 09:00:44 +0000

In the first quarter of 2021, Canada’s population grew at the fastest rate since the pandemic began. The population rebounded thanks to the recovery of pre-pandemic immigration levels, and the return of international students, according to a recent RBC report. Immigration raised Canada’s population by 82,000 in the first quarter. The federal government’s push to encourage […]

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Canada’s measures for fully vaccinated travellers now begin earlier

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 02 Jul 2021 17:58:29 +0000

Fully vaccinated travellers will benefit from the reduced quarantine measure almost 24 hours earlier than expected. Starting July 5 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time, fully vaccinated travellers will not have to quarantine for 14 days or complete a day-eight test. Also, those arriving by air will not have to stay at a government-approved hotel to […]

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