Canada eTA Resources

Canada eTA Resources

What happens when a Canada eTA is not instantly approved?

Published on: Dec 30, 2019 | Tags: Canada eTA Status, Canada eTA Processing

Introduction The majority of eTA applications are instantly processed. Applicants are notified via email usually within five to ten minutes after submission. However, it is common for Canada eTA approvals to also be processed several hours or days after application submission.

Can a Canada eTA be used for multiple entries?

Published on: Dec 17, 2019 | Tags: Canada Entry Requirements, Canada eTA Multiple Entries

Introduction A Canada eTA can be used for multiple entries by tourism, business and transit travellers arriving to Canada by air. Travellers holding an approved eTA should be aware that the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), has the right to deny any traveller admission into Canada. Thus, if the CBSA officer is led to believe that an eTA applicant is abusing the conditions…

Updates on US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement and family reunification rules for protected persons

Published on: Dec 12, 2019 | Tags: Canada Immigration, Canada Visa, IRCC

What does the new US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement mean for Canadian immigration? A year of political deadlock finally ended on Tuesday, December 10 when lawmakers in the US House of Representatives agreed to ratify the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA, although officially Canada calls it the Canada-US-Mexico Agreement or CUSMA). The decision came after some amendments to the deal to…

Can I get approved for a Canada eTA with a criminal record?

Published on: Dec 06, 2019 | Tags: Canada eTA Criminal Record, Canada Entry Requirements

Introduction Applicants with previous criminal history who wish to enter Canada for tourism, business or transit purposes by using the country’s electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) should be aware of the relevant form questions on criminal history. Fortunately, unlike other online travel authorizations, allows applicants greater flexibility in how they can clarify their answers to the…

Marco Mendicino becomes new immigration minister of Canada

Published on: Nov 27, 2019 | Tags: Canada Immigration, IRCC

Introduction The Prime Minister has named Canada's new Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC). Marco Mendicino replaces outgoing minister Ahmed Hussen, who will be taking over the post of Minister of Families, Children and Social Development. Mendicino took office on November 20. Mendicino, himself the son of Italian immigrants, has represented the Toronto riding…

August data sheds light on Canada's travel patterns

Published on: Nov 11, 2019 | Tags: Canada Tourism Statistics, Canada Arrivals Statistics

Introduction Statistics Canada have released their collected data for visits to Canada by foreign travellers during August 2019. The data give important information not just about the number of visitors to Canada during this period, but also about how they travelled, where they came from, how long they stayed, and more. Overall travel remains consistent Travel to Canada…

Canada eTA for Business Purposes

Published on: Nov 04, 2019 | Tags: Canada eTA for Business, Canada eTA Requirements

Introduction Business travelers can use the Canadian electronic travel authorization (eTA) for convenient entry into Canada. Business visitors will need to have citizenship for an eTA eligible country to be able to apply. The types of business activities an eTA can used for include exploring job vacancies, business-related research activities, consulting with business…

What are the Canada eTA background questions?

Published on: Oct 28, 2019 | Tags: Canada eTA Questions, Canada eTA Eligibility, Canada eTA Application Form

Introduction The Canada eTA application requires applicants to provide information on their personal, travel, employment, contact, and travel information. Applicants over the age of 18 will be required to provide additional information regarding their criminal, immigration, and health history under the background questions section. This section is composed of four questions,…

What is a GCKey request?

Published on: Oct 24, 2019 | Tags: GCKey request, Canada eTA Pending

Introduction An eTA application is typically processed within minutes of submission. However, there are instances where an application requires manual processing by IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada). In these instances, an applicant will be notified within a few hours or days of IRCC’s request for additional information or documentation to support an…

Canada eTA for Transit Purposes

Published on: Oct 21, 2019 | Tags: Canada eTA Transit, Canada eTA Requirements

Introduction Canada is a popular destination for business and tourist travel. However, there are some travellers who have no intention of visiting Canada for either purpose but find themselves needing to use a Canadian airport or city as a as a stopover destination en-route to a non-Canadian destination. In these instances, eligible travellers can apply for an eTA for…