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Canadian immigration continues to adjust to COVID-19

Published on: May 19, 2020 | Tags: Canada Immigration, COVID-19

As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues, Canada's immigration system continues to adapt. Many elements of the system continue to operate as normal, anticipating a future when travel restrictions to Canada will be lifted. Some sectors of the Canadian economy are struggling during the pandemic, but others continue hiring, and developments in immigration policy reflect this disparity. Food…

COVID-19 restrictions and exemptions for travellers entering Canada

Published on: May 07, 2020 | Tags: COVID-19, Border Security, Canada eTA Rules

In order to safeguard Canadian citizens against the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada’s Prime Minister recently published restrictions on foreign travel to Canada. Until a new announcement is made, the majority of individuals will not be able to travel to Canada. These restrictions also apply to travellers who are already in possession of a valid eTA (electronic travel authorization) or visa. The announcement…

Guidelines for entering your name correctly on your Canada eTA application

Published on: Apr 23, 2020 | Tags: Error on Canada eTA, Canada eTA Application Form, Canada eTA Questions

Introduction One of the most common issues faced by Canada eTA applicants is incorrectly entering their first or surnames or the form. This is usually due to a lack of understanding around the correct practices for entering names with non-English characters or naming standards. This article provides information on tips for applicants to correctly enter their name on a Canada eTA application…

Canada and the United States renew border closures

Published on: Apr 22, 2020 | Tags: COVID-19, Border Security, Canada Immigration

As part of Canada's ongoing effort to combat the threat of the Covid-19 pandemic, the border between Canada and the United States will remain closed until May 20. This announcement comes as the US continues to impose new immigration restrictions and Canada seeks to control infection rates while maintaining the flow of goods and labor necessary for the health of its economy. When did the…

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…