Do I need a Temporary Resident Permit (TRP) to enter Canada?

Credit to Author: Matt Hendler| Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2021 12:00:12 +0000

Are you planning to come to Canada to immigrate, study, work, or simply visit?  You may have issues in doing so if you have been charged or convicted of a criminal offence. Even offences such as theft, driving under the influence and  assault can be an issue and result in a person being considered inadmissible to Canada. Click here to get a free consultation with the Law Firm of Campbell Cohen: +1 (888) 940-4612 The […]

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U.S. tourists: Your options if you are inadmissible to Canada

Credit to Author: Matt Hendler| Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 20:19:59 +0000

Prior to the coronavirus pandemic some 15 million U.S. tourists visited Canada each year. U.S. tourism to Canada has been halted since March 2020 however it is set to resume on August 9 when Canada opens its doors to fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents. While Canada is an open country, it does have […]

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Canadians not in a rush to reopen border

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Mon, 31 May 2021 09:00:54 +0000

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his government started planning for the Canada-U.S. border to reopen, but Canadians are in no hurry. Over three quarters of Canadians also agree that whenever the border reopens, travellers to Canada should show proof of vaccination. This is according to a poll conducted by Angus Reid Institute. The poll also […]

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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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Vaccine passports may become a reality as G7 countries commit to collaborate

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2021 15:43:43 +0000

Canada’s health minister, Patty Hajdu, met with the health ministers of the other G7 countries – the U.S., the U.K., France, Germany, Italy and Japan – on Monday to discuss the possibility of introducing vaccine passports. “The G7 partners agreed that there needs to be some consistency and some collaboration among the countries, so we […]

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Canadian permanent resident deported due to serious criminality after serving sentence

Credit to Author: Michael Schwartz| Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2021 09:00:50 +0000

The case of Adina Harms-Barbour illustrates the enormous consequences criminal conduct can have on a permanent resident’s status in Canada, even if they have lived here for most of their lives. Harms-Barbour is a German citizen, who came to Canada as a permanent resident in 1975 at the age of seven. For whatever reason, she […]

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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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Negative coronavirus test required for travellers crossing Canada-U.S. land border

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 09 Feb 2021 18:26:43 +0000

Canada is extending the requirement for travellers to provide a negative COVID-19 test to land border crossers as early as Feb. 15. Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, told Canadians that the test must have been done within 72 hours, and it must be a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test. Travellers who come to the border […]

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Man sentenced for forging documents to enter Canada illegally

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Sun, 07 Feb 2021 09:00:25 +0000

An American citizen has plead guilty for misrepresentation at the Canada-U.S. border. The man had stated that he was seeking entry in order to carry out essential work, when in reality, he wanted to visit his girlfriend who lives in Canada. The man, Lyell Sullivan Buttermore, looked to enter Canada through the Lansdowne port of […]

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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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