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Canadian immigration authorities continue to adapt to Coronavirus

Published on: Apr 17, 2020 | Tags: Canada Immigration, Canada Entry Requirements

As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to restrict travel and business around the world, Canada's immigration system is adapting to deal with the unique challenges of the situation. In some cases, this means significant changes to how the system operates, while in other cases operations continue as normal. New travel quarantine requirements One of the most significant changes…

Canadian immigration reacts to coronavirus

Published on: Apr 01, 2020 | Tags: Canada Immigration, Canada Visa

Introduction During the global Covid-19 pandemic, many government services, including some immigration services, have been altered or disrupted. However, some aspects of Canada's immigration system continue to function as normal, while others are returning to normal in the wake of earlier restrictions. This article provides a brief overview of the…

What are the different marital statuses on the Canada eTA application form?

Published on: Mar 23, 2020 | Tags: Canada eTA Marital Status, Canada eTA Application Form

Introduction When you are filling out forms such as filing your tax returns, or completing a new bank account application, you must indicate your marital status. Some people think a relationship status is simply a demographic statistic. However, it is an important aspect not to be overlooked or misunderstood, especially when completing forms for obtaining a travel authorization, such as…

Canada Imposes Travel Restrictions

Published on: Mar 19, 2020 | Tags: Canada Entry Requirements, Canada eTA, Canada Visa

Introduction In response to the global COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the Canadian government is enacting several new restrictions on travel as well as making changes to some important immigration process. The developing situation will affect temporary workers, employers, people planning to travel to Canada, applicants for permanent residence, and many more. As with anything related to…

What types of passports can be used for a Canada eTA application?

Published on: Mar 09, 2020 | Tags: Cancel eTA Application, Canada eTA Passport

Introduction A passport is an important piece of documentation that allows the bearer to travel internationally for a specified period. You may be aware that there are several different types of passports. The type of passport you use to travel to Canada will determine if you are eligible to apply for an eTA or with a visa. Here is a brief guide of the main types of…

Mendicino outlines vision for Canadian immigration

Published on: Mar 06, 2020 | Tags: Canada Immigration, Canada Entry Requirements

Introduction Marco Mendicino, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, has outlined his vision for the future of Canada's immigration system in a speech on February 28. Mendicino's first major statement on policy since he took on the job in November 2019 was a traditional "vision speech," containing an overview of the future of Liberal immigration policy. A Liberal…

How is my information handled by the Canadian government for an eTA or visa application?

Published on: Feb 25, 2020 | Tags: Canada eTA Processing, Canada eTA Data Privacy

Introduction People are becoming increasingly aware of the large amounts of information public institutions can collect and use without their knowledge. Given the sensitive nature of some of this information, it's only natural that people try to access and understand the data government institutions store and share amongst themselves. Below is a brief guide to the type of data collected,…

Canada conducts largest Express Entry draw

Published on: Feb 24, 2020 | Tags: Express Entry, Canada Immigration

Introduction Canada's government conducted its largest-ever Express Entry draw on February 19th, inviting 4,500 candidates in three skilled worker categories to apply for permanent residence. This increase in invitations also saw a drop in the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required for application, from 472 in the previous draw to 470 in this one. Express Entry…

Visitor guide to understanding Canadian Culture

Published on: Feb 11, 2020 | Tags: Canada eTA Uses, Canadian Culture

Introduction Canada is the northern neighbour of the United States on the North America continent. Canada is the second-largest country in the world by total land and water areas, yet it is sparsely populated.  Canada touches the Atlantic Ocean on the west and the Pacific Ocean on the east. This positioning gives Canada a lush maritime environment in the provinces that touch the oceans.…

Regional pathways to residency start strong in 2020

Published on: Jan 28, 2020 | Tags: Canada Immigration

Introduction One of the most notable characteristics of Canadian immigration policy over the last decades has been the trend toward a greater degree of control for provincial governments. But there's more to increasing local involvement in immigration than just the Provincial Nominee Program. Two local immigration programs demonstrate the wide range of different ways in which local governments…