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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Canada discussing suspending entry of international students to Ontario

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2021 16:49:24 +0000

Following a meeting with the provinces on April 29, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is putting in motion the steps to suspend international student travel to Ontario. “Premier Ford asked that we suspend the arrival of international students,” Trudeau said. “Because at this time Ontairo is the only province requesting this, we are happy to work […]

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Canada to suspend entry of international students to Ontario

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2021 16:49:24 +0000

Following a meeting with the provinces on April 29, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that international students will temporarily not be allowed to come to Ontario. In a press conference, Ontairo Premier Doug Ford told reporters he pleaded with the prime minister to do more to combat the spread of coronavirus. He asked for […]

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Canada introducing stricter travel restrictions amid rise in COVID variants

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2021 21:18:35 +0000

As Canada sees a surge in COVID-19 cases involving new variants, the federal government announced on April 22 that it will introduce tighter travel restrictions to halt potential spread and protect Canadians.  The travel restrictions include the banning of all passenger and cargo flights from India and Pakistan starting at 11:30 p.m. EST on April 22, 2021, for 30 days. However, cargo flights […]

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Canada extends travel restrictions again

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 13:37:41 +0000

Canada has extended travel restrictions until May 21, 2021 for travellers of all countries, including the U.S. The announcement was made by Canada’s Public Safety minister Bill Blair via Twitter. As cases rise and variants of concern continue to emerge across the country, we will continue to do what it takes-for as long as it […]

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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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Canada launching 6 new immigration programs for international graduates, essential workers and French speakers

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 17:39:13 +0000

Essential workers, international student graduates and French speakers in Canada will have six new pathways to permanent residency this May. Canada’s immigration minister, Marco Mendicino, announced the new programs that will pave the way for 90,000 new immigrants to get permanent status this year through three of the streams. The other three of the streams […]

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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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Express Entry Q1 2021 report: Canada smashes record as it eyes 401,000 immigration goal

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Fri, 02 Apr 2021 09:00:58 +0000

Canada issued invitations to 44,124 immigration candidates in the first quarter of 2021, by far the most it has issued in a quarter since Express Entry was launched in 2015. Express Entry is the main way that Canada welcomes economic class immigrants. It is a two step process. In step one, candidates must meet the […]

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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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