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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…

Travel to Canada stays low in July 2020

Published on: Sep 30, 2020 | Tags: COVID-19, Canada Entry Requirements, Canada Arrivals Statistics

The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic have been severe for worldwide travel, and Canada is no exception. With non-residents banned from non-essential travel since March 18 and the border between Canada and the United States closed since March 21, many visitors who would have travelled to Canada in previous years for work, to study, to visit family or simply for tourism have stayed home. On…

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…

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…

COVID-19 restrictions and exemptions for travellers entering Canada

Published on: May 07, 2020 | Tags: COVID-19, Border Security, Canada eTA Rules

In order to safeguard Canadian citizens against the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada’s Prime Minister recently published restrictions on foreign travel to Canada. Until a new announcement is made, the majority of individuals will not be able to travel to Canada. These restrictions also apply to travellers who are already in possession of a valid eTA (electronic travel authorization) or visa. The announcement…