Canada’s hotel quarantine should end, says COVID-19 panel

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Fri, 04 Jun 2021 09:00:32 +0000

The scientific panel that advises the Canadian federal government on COVID-19-related issues is now recommending ending the mandatory hotel quarantine.  Since February 22, air travellers to Canada have been required by law to check in to a government-approved hotel for three days upon arrival. They are required to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival, and stay at a hotel until […]

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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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An overview of Canada’s PNP immigration results for May 2021

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2021 09:00:50 +0000

In recent weeks, Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) have seen significant activity. Provinces across the country have been actively issuing invitations to apply for nomination to a wide range of foreign workers, graduates, and entrepreneurs. Canadian provinces and territories, except Quebec and Nunavut, operate their own Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP). Each province adopts its own […]

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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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IRCC to improve access to information following information watchdog investigation

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sun, 30 May 2021 09:00:48 +0000

Canada’s information commissioner is calling on the immigration department to improve communication with clients. As it is, the only way to see the status of your application or understand why your application for permanent residence was denied is to file an access to information request, more commonly known as an ATIP. This can be a […]

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Spotlight on Criminal Inadmissibility: What It Is, What It Means, and What To Do About It

Credit to Author: Michael Schwartz| Date: Sat, 29 May 2021 09:00:31 +0000

The ongoing process of vaccinating Canadian and U.S. populations gives hope that the Canada-U.S. border will open for non-essential crossings sometime this summer. It is worthwhile then, to understand criminal inadmissibility, which can affect your trip to Canada. The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) identifies several factors which can make a person inadmissible to […]

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David Cohen: A Tribute to a Canadian Immigration Icon

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 28 May 2021 20:12:25 +0000

On May 14, 2021, David Cohen passed away at his home in Montreal while surrounded by his adoring family. He had defeated cancer several times before but lost this battle at the age of 74. Countless friends, current and former colleagues, even competitors paid their respects to David’s family — because no matter who you […]

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How to apply for Canadian immigration spousal sponsorship

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Fri, 28 May 2021 09:00:02 +0000

Spousal sponsorship is a key component of Canada’s immigration system. Under its Immigration Levels Plan 2021-2023, Canada aims to welcome 80,000 new immigrants per year through its Spousal, Partner, and Children category. The vast majority of these immigrants will arrive as the spouses and partners of Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The processing of spousal […]

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IRCC provides more clarity on eligibility criteria for six new immigration pathways

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Thu, 27 May 2021 21:02:10 +0000

On May 26, IRCC released new program guidelines that offer more clarity on the eligibility criteria for its six new permanent residence programs. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) launched six new permanent residence (PR) streams for essential workers and international graduates earlier this month, on May 6. The English-speaking International Graduate stream reached its […]

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Canada extends travel ban from India and Pakistan

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Mon, 24 May 2021 15:48:51 +0000

Canada has extended the travel ban for all direct passenger and business flights from India and Pakistan for another 30 days, until June 21, 2021. The travel ban first went into place on April 22 for 30 days, until May 22. Cargo flights carrying vaccines and protective equipment will continue to be allowed into Canada. Passengers may still be able to come to Canada. […]

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