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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…

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,…

Travelling with disabilities to Canada

Published on: Mar 13, 2021 | Tags: Canada Entry Requirements, Flying to Canada

As a traveller with mobility, hearing, visual, or any other form of disability, it’s important to understand that different countries will have different disability standards. Many aren’t in a position to offer wheelchair access or other services that disabled travellers may need. It’s recommended that before traveling you review the kind of disability services offered on airlines and at airports.…

Flying to Canada while pregnant

Published on: Nov 17, 2020 | Tags: Travelling while pregnant, Canada Entry Requirements

Traveling while pregnant can be difficult due to risks and challenges involved, but you can make it safer through careful preparation. One of the reasons why pregnant women fear traveling is their prevalence of certain infections and the risk of developing severe complications that can affect childbirth. You can learn more about any possible risks by discussing your travel plans with a health care…

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…

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…

Duty-free purchases as carry-on baggage in Canada

Published on: Jul 14, 2020 | Tags: Duty Free Purchases, Canada Entry Requirements

In most Canadian airports you will be allowed to purchase goods that are free of tax and duties, which makes them cheaper than retail stores on the high street, especially those goods that carry high levels of taxation such as tobacco and alcohol. The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority determines what can and cannot be carried onboard a plane, and this may differ from the duty-free allowance…

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…

Canada Imposes Travel Restrictions

Published on: Mar 19, 2020 | Tags: Canada Entry Requirements, Canada eTA, Canada Visa

Introduction In response to the global COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the Canadian government is enacting several new restrictions on travel as well as making changes to some important immigration process. The developing situation will affect temporary workers, employers, people planning to travel to Canada, applicants for permanent residence, and many more. As with anything related to…

Mendicino outlines vision for Canadian immigration

Published on: Mar 06, 2020 | Tags: Canada Immigration, Canada Entry Requirements

Introduction Marco Mendicino, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, has outlined his vision for the future of Canada's immigration system in a speech on February 28. Mendicino's first major statement on policy since he took on the job in November 2019 was a traditional "vision speech," containing an overview of the future of Liberal immigration policy. A Liberal…