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USA announces border restriction relaxation

Published on: Oct 19, 2021 | Tags: Canada Entry Requirements, COVID-19

After over 18 months of closure, the land border between Canada and the United States will be partially reopened beginning on November 8, 2021. This reopening represents a significant change in the relationship between Canada and its closest neighbour. A year of restrictions In March 2020, in response to the growing spread of the novel coronavirus, the United States and Canada…

Liberal election victory heralds immigration continuity

Published on: Sep 27, 2021 | Tags: Canada Immigration, COVID-19

The 2021 Canadian general election took place on September 20, with results that represented only minor changes from the 2019 election results. While immigration was a central issue for many of the parties participating in the election, the results are likely to herald continuity in Canada's immigration policy. Election background Since the 2019 general election, the Liberal Party…

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…

First signs of travel restrictions easing appear

Published on: Jun 16, 2021 | Tags: COVID-19, Canada Travel Restrictions, Express Entry

Since the spring of 2020, travel restrictions have been an important part of Canada's struggle against the global Covid-19 pandemic. Restrictions on who can enter the country, quarantine requirements for those who do, and the closure of the border between Canada and the United States have all led to dramatic reductions in the numbers of travellers visiting…

Canada renews travel restrictions with a focus on internal applicants

Published on: May 31, 2021 | Tags: COVID-19, Canada Travel Restrictions

In 2020, as awareness of the threat of Covid-19 began to grow, Canada imposed travel restrictions intended to slow the spread of the disease. This week, Canada confirmed that travel restrictions, both long-standing closures and more recent ones, will continue to be part of Canada's plan for fighting Covid into the summer. India and Pakistan travel ban extended One of the most significant…

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 restrictions lead to continued air travel slump

Published on: Jan 21, 2021 | Tags: COVID-19, Canada Arrivals Statistics

Statistics Canada has released its quarterly report on international arrivals by Canada to air. This report covers the fourth quarter of 2020, including the months from October to December, and reveals an air travel sector still badly hit by the travel restrictions needed to limit the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Travel restrictions In March 2020, the federal government introduced…

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…