IRCC asks travellers to resubmit visitor visa application if sent before September 7

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 09 Sep 2021 20:28:40 +0000

Certain travellers who submitted their visitor visa application before September 7 are being asked to reapply. Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recently updated instructions on its webpage. The department is asking people who still want to travel to Canada to send in a new application through the IRCC portal. Specifically, if you are waiting […]

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Fully vaccinated tourists can now come to Canada

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Tue, 07 Sep 2021 12:00:49 +0000

Canada is now opening its borders to tourists who are fully vaccinated as of September 7, 2021. Travellers will need to have completed the full course of vaccination. They must also be vaccinated with a Canada-approved vaccine. Get Legal Help Visiting Canada This means that travellers will need to have received two doses of either the Pfizer […]

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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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Canada put their immigration applications on hold for having dependents overseas

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 08 Jun 2021 09:00:49 +0000

When Arsheveer Kaur returned to Canada in May 2020, she never imagined she would be giving birth to her son without her husband by her side. Now, more than one year, Kaur and her husband, Jugraj Singh, are still separated by administrative red tape. Amid the pandemic, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), has been […]

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Ontario mayors talk Canada-U.S. border re-opening with public safety minister

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2021 09:00:18 +0000

A meeting with Ontario mayors from border cities and the public safety minister suggests travel restrictions may start to ease on the southern border by the end of June. Mayor Drew Dilkens from Windsor told iHeartRadio that while the feds did not provide an official date, they are expecting enough Canadians to be vaccinated by […]

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Looking forward: What is needed to restart international travel to Canada?

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Fri, 07 May 2021 09:00:43 +0000

As more and more Canadians are receiving vaccines for COVID-19, it may be time to look at what is needed to safely reopen the border for international travel. Health Minister Patty Hajdu says that Canada is looking to come up with a form of certification that may allow vaccinated Canadians to travel abroad. In an […]

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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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Amateur athletes exempt from Canada’s COVID-19 travel restrictions

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2021 09:00:53 +0000

Canada is making it easier for high-performance amateur athletes to enter the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. Amateur athletes and accompanying support personnel, who are participating in international single-sport events, may be exempt from Canada’s imposed travel restrictions to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus. In addition, they may not need to fulfil the mandatory 14-day […]

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Canada’s COVID-19 test requirements on incoming travellers

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2021 00:11:50 +0000

Canada has required all incoming international travellers over age five to take a COVID-19 test since February 22. Proof of having a vaccine does not exempt travellers from the test requirement at this time. Generally speaking, travellers need to show a test that has been taken within 72 hours of entry at the border, or […]

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Travellers to Canada will now need a negative COVID-19 test

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Wed, 30 Dec 2020 19:24:01 +0000

Canada will now require arriving travellers to obtain a negative COVID-19 test three days before arriving. The test must be a PCR test, which is currently considered the most effective coronavirus test. In addition, there will be more border officials at Canada’s ports of entry to ensure those arriving understand the new rules. This is according […]

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