Canada eTA Resources

Canada eTA Resources

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…

New Omicron variant restrictions affect travel to Canada

Published on: Dec 16, 2021 | Tags: Canada Travel Restrictions, COVID-19

Safety measures required to deal with the global coronavirus pandemic have affected many areas of life in Canada. One of these areas has been travel; restrictions on international travel lasted well over a year and have only begun to relax in recent months. However, recent events suggest that restrictions on travel may not be as much a thing of the past as previously thought. The spread…

Is Canadian immigration returning to normal?

Published on: Nov 11, 2021 | Tags: Canada Immigration, Canada Travel Restrictions

The disruptions to global travel needed to combat the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic had a serious effect on Canada's immigration system. Travel from other countries was restricted, in-person appointments became unavailable, and for over a year that immigration landscape looked completely different. However, some recent news stories in the world of Canadian immigration suggest that immigration…

USA announces border restriction relaxation

Published on: Oct 19, 2021 | Tags: Canada Entry Requirements, COVID-19

After over 18 months of closure, the land border between Canada and the United States will be partially reopened beginning on November 8, 2021. This reopening represents a significant change in the relationship between Canada and its closest neighbour. A year of restrictions In March 2020, in response to the growing spread of the novel coronavirus, the United States and Canada…


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