Canada eTA Resources

Canada eTA Resources

IRCC commits to improvements for international students

Published on: Oct 18, 2022 | Tags: Canada Study Permit, Canada Immigration

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced new efforts intended to improve its ability not only to attract new international students but also to protect and assist those already in Canada. These changes come in response to recommendations from the House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration (CIMM). In May, CIMM released a report outlining challenges…

Canada welcomes over 300,000 new arrivals so far in 2022

Published on: Sep 27, 2022 | Tags: Canada Immigration, Canada Visa

Over 300,000 people have become permanent residents of Canada in 2022 so far, according to statistics released by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). This figure puts Canada within reach of its announced target of over 431,000 permanent residents by the end of the year. If Canada is able to reach or even exceed this immigration target in 2022, it will be the highest number of new…

Who is exempt from needing a Canada eTA?

Published on: Aug 29, 2022 | Tags: Canada eTA Requirements, Canada Entry Requirements, Cancel eTA Application

Travellers from many countries don't require visas when travelling to Canada. Instead, residents of these nations must apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization, or eTA. However, not everyone from a visa-exempt nation needs an eTA. This article provides a brief guide to Canada's eTA exemptions. US citizens Canada's nearest neighbour provides a high percentage…

Travelling to Canada as a permanent resident

Published on: Jul 26, 2022 | Tags: Permanent Resident, Canada eTA Application Form

For many people, travel to Canada means getting either a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), which demonstrates that you are exempt from the visa requirement. The main exceptions to these rules are Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Permanent residents can prove their status by showing a valid permanent resident card (PR card) when entering the country. However, not having…

What is the Canada NEXUS Program?

Published on: Jun 29, 2022 | Tags: Canada Entry Requirements, Canada eTA

If you visit Canada frequently, you may be looking for a way to reduce the amount of time spent at border crossings. One way of doing this is to make use of the NEXUS program. This joint US-Canada expedited border control system pre-approves some travellers, allowing them to use reserved entry lanes at land border crossings and special kiosks at airports. Qualifying for NEXUS takes a little…

Requirements for COVID-19 vaccinated travellers

Published on: May 28, 2022 | Tags: Canada eTA, Canada Visa, COVID-19

 With new travel rules for passengers who have been vaccinated against Covid-19, visiting Canada is easier than it's been at any point since the start of the pandemic. There are still rules to follow, though, so if you're planning on travelling to Canada, make sure that you've done everything you need to. You'll need to be able to show Canadian authorities that you have been vaccinated and tested,…

Using ArriveCAN to enter Canada

Published on: Apr 09, 2022 | Tags: ArriveCAN, Canada Entry Requirements

As travel to Canada becomes easier, more and more travellers are preparing for trips to the country. However, even people who regularly visited Canada before the Covid-19 pandemic will find that travel regulations have changed. One of the most important changes is the introduction of ArriveCAN, the government's travel information app. If you're planning a trip to Canada, understanding what ArriveCAN…

Canada lightens COVID testing requirements

Published on: Mar 27, 2022 | Tags: Canada Tourism, COVID-19

Canada took another major step in its journey away from emergency travel restrictions last week with the announcement that vaccinated travellers would no longer be required to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test before entering the country. The new rules, which will go into effect on 1 April, mean that anyone wishing to visit Canada will be able to do so without a pre-flight test as long as they…

Canadian travel restrictions relax in March 2022

Published on: Mar 02, 2022 | Tags: Canada Travel Restrictions, COVID-19

Restrictions on travel by land and air have been a vital part of Canada's strategy to reduce the danger of the Covid-19 pandemic. But that strategy has not come without cost: reduced travel has had a major impact on Canada's tourism and hospitality industries and made it harder for the nation to reach its immigration targets. As case numbers decline and other nations around the world relax their…

Immigration priorities promise an ambitious 2022

Published on: Jan 31, 2022 | Tags: COVID-19, Canada Immigration

Canada has a new immigration minister, together with a new mandate letter outlining immigration policy goals. But are changes to be expected as Sean Fraser replaces Mario Mendicino, or will existing trends continue? Events over the last few weeks shed some light on the future of Canada's immigration policy. Levels plan to come One of the most important immigration policy events…