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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…

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…