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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…

Express Entry draws continue as travel restrictions remain in place

Published on: Aug 27, 2020 | Tags: Canada Immigration, COVID-19

Throughout the summer, the story of Canada's immigration system has been the story of reaction to the global Covid-19 pandemic. Despite ongoing restrictions in place to keep Canadians safe from the coronavirus, immigration processes such as Express Entry draws continue, although there have been some changes to reflect the changing circumstances. Why were Canadian and American border restrictions…

As Covid-19 continues, some restrictions relax

Published on: Aug 09, 2020 | Tags: COVID-19, Canada Entry Requirements, Canada Immigration

The global Covid-19 pandemic has affected immigration to Canada in several different ways. Not only has it made travel to and from Canada more challenging, it has also made it more difficult for would-be immigrants to apply for visas or permanent residence status, both because of a lack of in-person appointments and also because it has become more difficult to obtain some necessary documents. As…

Signs of immigration reopening continue in Canada

Published on: Jul 24, 2020 | Tags: Canada Work Permit, Canada Immigration

Despite the importance of immigration to Canada's economic recovery, the government appears to be taking a cautious approach to fully restoring normal travel. However, there are some signs that restrictions are easing as the government identifies what can and cannot be achieved safely. For example, travel restrictions have so far prevented all but essential workers from flying into Canada. However,…

Canada prepares for post-Covid immigration

Published on: Jul 10, 2020 | Tags: Canada Immigration, COVID-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in changes in every aspect of society, and Canada's immigration system is no exception. As the system adapts to this ongoing situation, some aspects of immigration procedure are changing, while others are beginning to return to normal. No matter what temporary -- or even permanent -- changes occur, the crisis has demonstrated the Canadian government's commitment…

IRCC seeks to modernize as pandemic continues

Published on: Jun 20, 2020 | Tags: Canada Immigration, COVID-19

The global Covid-19 pandemic has affected every area of life, and immigration is no exception. Travel restrictions, office closures and processing delays have posed challenges for the government and would-be immigrants alike. However, the government is planning significant improvements to the application system in anticipation of an increase in new applicants as the danger decreases. Coronavirus…

Canada's lenient approach to immigration during COVID-19

Published on: May 27, 2020 | Tags: COVID-19, Canada Immigration, Canada Visa

Mendicino reaffirms support for immigration despite U.S. and Canada border restrictions The United States and Canada have decided to renew the restrictions on travel between the two nations for another month, and the impact of Covid-19 is causing increased unemployment. Despite these circumstances, Canada's federal government remains committed to maintaining its high immigration targets,…

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…

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…