Canada extending border closure with U.S. another 30 days

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2020 14:01:23 +0000

The Canada-U.S. border will remain closed until December 21. Both Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Public Safety Minister Bill Blair confirmed the news on Twitter. The new Order in Council is being updated to roll travel restrictions over for another 30 days. U.S. travellers may not come to Canada for tourism, shopping, or entertainment. Update […]

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Canada offers guide for international students arriving during coronavirus

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2020 09:00:18 +0000

The federal government has released a guide for international students who are coming to Canada, and navigating travel restrictions. It’s called “COVID-19:  guide for international students in Canada arriving from abroad.” The government outlines the roles and responsibilities of DLIs, provinces and territories and the government of Canada in supporting international students. The guide is […]

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15,000 people obtained Canadian permanent residence in September

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Sat, 14 Nov 2020 05:00:43 +0000

Canada’s new permanent resident intake continues to suffer as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. New Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) data shows Canada welcomed 15,025 new immigrants in September 2020. This is low compared with the 35,000 immigrants Canada welcomed in September 2019. Overall, Canada has welcomed about 143,500 immigrants between January and […]

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Travellers to Canada must now use ArriveCAN app

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Wed, 04 Nov 2020 01:13:31 +0000

Travellers to Canada will soon be required to use the ArriveCAN app as part of efforts to help contain the spread of the coronavirus. This free app was introduced in April, 2020, in an effort to help travellers comply with border measures, a government media release says. It is available as a mobile app, or […]

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Canada extends travel restrictions on same day of historic immigration levels announcement

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 21:09:41 +0000

Canada is rolling over travel restrictions until November 30. On the same day it announced its historic Immigration Levels Plan 2021-2023, Canada published a new Order in Council stating the extension of  travel restrictions that have existed since March. Earlier today, Canada announced its most ambitious immigration levels plan in its history by stating it […]

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BI lifts travel restrictions

Credit to Author: Jomar Canlas, TMT| Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2020 16:18:00 +0000

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) will lift the antigen test requirement for travelers leaving the Philippines starting November 1. In a statement on Sunday, the bureau said it would implement the latest ruling of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID). The test will still be done if the traveler’s […]

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Canada reveals how extended family, compassionate travellers can apply for travel exemptions

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 08 Oct 2020 14:06:14 +0000

Details have been released on Canada’s definition of extended family members, requirements for compassionate travellers to get exempt, and how to get limited release from quarantine. As of today, October 8, extended family members can now cross the border to Canada, provided they are staying for at least 15 days and meet existing eligibility and […]

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Canada opening border to international students going to coronavirus-ready institutions

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 06 Oct 2020 03:00:52 +0000

International students will be allowed to travel to Canada starting October 20, if their study institution has a coronavirus-readiness plan that has been approved by its provincial or territorial health authority. Designated Learning Institutions (DLIs) are expected to send the specifics of their readiness plan to the provincial or territorial government, since this is the […]

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Canada extends online processing of temporary visas, eTAs, adds exemptions

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Mon, 05 Oct 2020 12:54:47 +0000

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced that the processing of online temporary resident visa (TRV) applications and electronic travel authorizations (eTAs) will continue into the new year. New categories of applicants have also been added to the list of those who are exempt from submitting TRV applications electronically. Under the current rules, all […]

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Canada eases travel restrictions for families, compassionate travel

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 02 Oct 2020 21:07:45 +0000

Canada is opening up the border to allow extended family members of Canadians, and people crossing the border for compassionate reasons to enter the country starting Oct. 8. Extended family members who will be able to come to Canada next week include: couples who have been in an exclusive dating relationship with a Canadian citizen […]

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