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Canada's increased immigration numbers approach annual targets

Published on: Aug 21, 2021 | Tags: Canada Immigration, COVID-19

Despite the challenges of Covid-19, recent immigration statistics suggest that Canada has a chance of achieving its ambitious annual immigration targets for 2021. Historic lows for immigration to Canada The global Covid-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on Canada's immigration system, making it more difficult for overseas travellers to arrive in the country and for existing…

Travel restrictions may lessen as new CEC offers continue

Published on: Jul 15, 2021 | Tags: Canada Travel Restrictions, Canada Immigration

When the Covid-19 crisis hit in the spring of 2020, Canada and the United States mutually agreed to close their shared border to all but essential travel, slashing the number of people entering Canada to a fraction of its former total. At the time, few could have foreseen that these restrictions, reviewed on a monthly basis, would be renewed once again in June 2021, leaving…

Canada opens six new pathways for permanent residence

Published on: May 07, 2021 | Tags: Canada Work Permit, Canada Immigration

Beginning on May 6 and lasting until November 5, people studying or working in Canada will have six new pathways through which to apply for permanent residence. These new pathways reflect the nation's need for workers in a number of vital economic sectors and could smooth the path to permanent residence for tens of thousands of workers, students, recent graduates and their families. Facing…

Canadian immigration system adapts regulations to Covid-19 pressures

Published on: Apr 01, 2021 | Tags: Canada Immigration, Canada Entry Requirements, Canada Visa

The ongoing global Covid-19 pandemic has had several significant effects on Canada's immigration system. Most notably, pandemic travel restrictions have made it more difficult for potential new permanent residents to travel to Canada. This decline in new arrivals, together with the death toll of the coronavirus, has caused Canada's population growth rate to plunge to levels not seen in over a century. However,…

Further signs of hope as Canadian immigration numbers climb

Published on: Mar 11, 2021 | Tags: COVID-19, Canada Immigration

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a shock to all areas of Canadian life, and immigration is no exception. Numbers of new arrivals in 2020 were down compared to 2019 as travel restrictions introduced to curtail the spread of the virus made it harder for people to travel from overseas to Canada. Even for those who were already resident in Canada, the closure of offices and other facilities meant that…

New travel restrictions come into effect as immigration numbers drop

Published on: Feb 16, 2021 | Tags: COVID-19, Canada Immigration

The global Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on travel and immigration to Canada. This impact takes several forms: Covid-19 has made it harder for new permanent residents to settle in Canada, as well as reducing travel to Canada for all other reasons. New immigration figures reveal the impact of Covid-19 The government has released its final statistics on new permanent…

Covid-19 vaccination developments reveal future of Canadian immigration

Published on: Jan 08, 2021 | Tags: COVID-19, Canada Travel Restrictions, Canada Immigration

The global coronavirus pandemic has had a significant effect on immigration to Canada, leading to significant drops in the numbers of new arrivals to the country. However, developments in the fight against Covid-19 a potential return to the government's high immigration target numbers. The government has also extended existing policies aimed at retaining temporary residents, which will make it easier…

Canada's commitment to immigration after COVID-19 pandemic

Published on: Dec 18, 2020 | Tags: COVID-19, Canada Immigration

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a major impact on immigration to Canada. Nonetheless, the government remains committed to its immigration plan targets, aiming to welcome hundreds of thousands of new arrivals in each of the next three years. With Canada now approving a coronavirus vaccine, the nation may be heading toward a future of lessened travel restrictions, but the vaccination process…

Canadian immigration Covid-19 precautions continue

Published on: Oct 15, 2020 | Tags: Canada Immigration, COVID-19

The global Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on immigration and travel to Canada. In addition to border closures and travel restrictions, the economic effects of the virus have been pronounced in some industries that employ large numbers of immigrants. However, recent economic news suggests some promising changes in employment for immigrants, while the process of reopening the immigration…

COVID-19 impacts on family and refugee immigration to Canada

Published on: Sep 06, 2020 | Tags: Canada Immigration, COVID-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in major changes to the way Canada's immigration system works in practice. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has been forced to change procedures and prioritize some applicants over others as a response to travel restrictions and other challenges. In light of this situation, many Canadians are considering how Canadian immigration procedures will…