Visitors in Canada continue to have access to work permits

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2021 12:00:28 +0000

Canada announced that it is extending until February 28, 2022, a coronavirus-related measure allowing visitors to obtain work permits. Since August 24, 2020, temporary residents who are in Canada with valid visitor status have been able to apply for an employer-specific work permit from within Canada. This is a temporary regulatory change as normally foreign […]

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Future Canadians still cannot immigrate despite eased travel measures

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2021 09:00:04 +0000

The Abdeali family had made all the arrangements to come to Canada this year, as they finally received their approval for permanent residency during the pandemic. However, their travel documents expired before they were allowed to come to Canada. Now, they are among many approved permanent residents who have given up everything to come to […]

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Rules for driving to Canada from the U.S. during the pandemic

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 09 Aug 2021 11:00:11 +0000

After nearly a year and a half, Canada is reopening to fully-vaccinated U.S. tourists as of 12:01 Eastern Time on August 9. For now, the new rules only apply to U.S. citizens and permanent residents, specifically. All other nationals are expected to be let in on September 7, pending the state of the pandemic at […]

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12 Alberta jobs that increased in demand due to the pandemic

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2021 12:00:57 +0000

A Canadian government study highlights some of the occupations that actually increased in demand due to the pandemic in Alberta. Although many sectors were negatively impacted by coronavirus-related shutdowns, some actually have more job openings. Of course since the job market is in eternal flux, these are only short-term changes. Discover if You’re Eligible for […]

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FAQ: Travel to Canada as a tourist in 2021

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 09:00:41 +0000

Canada is finally opening up to tourists after keeping the border tightly-zipped for the past 17 months, but things are still not totally back to normal. In early July, the gradual reopening of the Canadian border began with fully vaccinated exempt travellers. Then on July 19, Health Canada announced that restrictions would be even less […]

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International students still need quarantine plan at Canada border

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 09:00:07 +0000

Although Canada has begun easing border measures, having a quarantine plan is still required at the border — even if you don’t actually use it. Fully vaccinated travellers no longer have to quarantine for two weeks. Starting August 9, if you are fully vaccinated, you no longer need an on arrival test unless you get […]

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U.S. border remains closed to Canadian tourists

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2021 15:47:08 +0000

The U.S. has extended its travel restrictions on Canadians crossing the border by land and ferry. The U.S. government released a notice on its registrar extending existing measures starting at midnight on July 22, and remaining in effect until August 21 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. It comes just days after Canada announced it would […]

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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 border could open to all fully vaccinated tourists in September

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2021 03:04:44 +0000

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office is saying the Canada-U.S. border could start opening to fully vaccinated tourists in mid-August, and by early September for all other countries. On July 15, the prime minister spoke with provincial leaders and the minister of intergovernmental affairs on a number of topics. Among them were Canada’s vaccination rates and […]

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