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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IRCC asks travellers to resubmit visitor visa application if sent before September 7

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 09 Sep 2021 20:28:40 +0000

Certain travellers who submitted their visitor visa application before September 7 are being asked to reapply. Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recently updated instructions on its webpage. The department is asking people who still want to travel to Canada to send in a new application through the IRCC portal. Specifically, if you are waiting […]

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Reunite with your family in Canada

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Sat, 15 May 2021 09:00:29 +0000

If you have family in Canada, you may be exempt from coronavirus-related travel restrictions. You may even be allowed to reunite with your family members who are temporary residents in Canada. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has policies in place to address family separation. However, there are some conditions that affect foreign nationals’ ability […]

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How to extend your stay as a visitor in Canada

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Mon, 10 May 2021 10:00:47 +0000

With travel bans, border closures, and travel restrictions still in place, if you are in Canada as a visitor, you may be looking to extend your stay. In general, visitor visas allow foreigners to live legally in Canada for up to six months. At the end of this period, the visitor’s legal status expires and […]

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IRCC no longer automatically extending deadlines for incomplete immigration applications

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2021 20:38:38 +0000

As immigration services start to reopen around the world, Canada’s immigration department is scaling back a coronavirus measure that automatically extends deadlines for incomplete immigration applications. However, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will still provide deadline extensions to people who cannot produce all the required documents for their application, as long as it is […]

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Visitors have more time to apply for work permits within Canada

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2021 18:44:18 +0000

Canada is extending a 2020 coronavirus-related measure to allow temporary residents with job offers to apply for their work permits without leaving the country. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) originally introduced the measure between August 24, 2020, and March 31, 2021. Foreign nationals in Canada on visitor status will now be able to benefit from […]

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Immigration Canada provides processing timelines during COVID

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2021 09:00:03 +0000

Canada’s immigration department recently updated its processing timelines to reflect its operational capacity during the pandemic. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) says on its website that people who are trying to access immigration services may experience processing delays, due to COVID-19. The department is prioritizing applications from people who are exempt from travel restrictions. […]

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Canada offers more immigration assistance to Lebanon

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Fri, 04 Sep 2020 02:26:45 +0000

Canada has unveiled additional immigration support to Lebanese nationals following last month’s tragic explosion in Beirut. The supports were announced on September 3rd, several weeks after Canada established an immigration task force in support of Lebanese individuals impacted by the explosion. The Canadian government will prioritize travel documents for Canadian citizens and permanent residents in […]

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Extending your stay in Canada during the coronavirus pandemic

Credit to Author: Stephen Sherman| Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2020 21:35:20 +0000

While obtaining a Canadian permit or visa is a goal for countless foreign nationals around the world, the status it confers may need to be extended. This could raise a host of issues that the foreign national may not have faced in their initial application. Gaining an extension may prove even more complicated than usual […]

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Canada expands special measures to include visa applicants affected by coronavirus outbreak in Iran and South Korea

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 03 Mar 2020 08:00:07 +0000

The Canadian immigration department is working to accommodate visa applicants from China, Iran and South Korea as the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) causes service disruptions and travel restrictions. Nationals of these three countries who have applied for a Canadian visa, but who are unable to comply with certain requirements due to circumstances beyond their control, […]

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