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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 reacts to coronavirus

Published on: Apr 01, 2020 | Tags: Canada Immigration, Canada Visa

Introduction During the global Covid-19 pandemic, many government services, including some immigration services, have been altered or disrupted. However, some aspects of Canada's immigration system continue to function as normal, while others are returning to normal in the wake of earlier restrictions. This article provides a brief overview of the…

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…

Updates on US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement and family reunification rules for protected persons

Published on: Dec 12, 2019 | Tags: Canada Immigration, Canada Visa, IRCC

What does the new US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement mean for Canadian immigration? A year of political deadlock finally ended on Tuesday, December 10 when lawmakers in the US House of Representatives agreed to ratify the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA, although officially Canada calls it the Canada-US-Mexico Agreement or CUSMA). The decision came after some amendments to the deal to…

First 2019 visitor statistics reveal increase in overseas travel

Published on: Sep 25, 2019 | Tags: Canada Arrivals Statistics, Canada Visa, Canada eTA

Introduction Statistics Canada has recently released the first set of data from its Visitor Travel Survey for 2019. This data covers the first quarter of 2019 and includes information on the number of visitors to Canada during this period, where they came from, why they visited, how long they stayed, how much they spent, and more. It's a vital tool for understanding the role of travel…

How the Canadian election may further impact loosening immigration policies

Published on: Sep 12, 2019 | Tags: Canada Immigration, Canada Visa

Loosening lifetime immigration sponsorship bans Immigrants to Canada are required to declare their entire family when applying for permanent residence, including spouses and partners, dependent children, and grandchildren where the parent is a dependent child. This is true even when the relatives in question aren't coming to Canada; they still…

Get the right visa or eTA for Canada

Published on: Jun 28, 2019 | Tags: Canada Visa, Canada eTA Eligibility, Canada eTA Requirements

Introduction Since the introduction of the eTA in 2016, visitors that previously travelled visa-free to Canada are now required to obtain an approved eTA or visa prior to boarding a Canada-bound flight. Getting the right visa or eTA for Canada for your travel purposes, will depend on factors such as the passport or travel document you are using to travel, your country…

A sharp rise in Canada eTAs and Visas, despite ongoing challenges

Published on: Jun 04, 2019 | Tags: Canada eTA Uses, Canada eTA Application Form, Canada Visa

Introduction Since 2015 and according to a national government report, Canada visa applications have more than quadrupled, testing the Department of Immigration's ability to respond to these. The applications recently flooding in include temporary resident visas provided to temporary workers, visitors and students. A sharp rise in visa and eTA applications According to…

Canada's Global Talent Stream is to Become Permanent

Published on: Apr 08, 2019 | Tags: Canada Work Permit, Canada Visa, Canada Visa Application

Introduction Canada’s pilot scheme for the Global Talent Stream has been heralded as game changing for startups in the country. The federal government has proposed that it should be made permanent, which is a move welcomed by many, according to a statement by the Council of Canadian Innovators. Employers in certain industries will benefit The Global Talent Stream was…

Canada's Caregivers to be Given the Opportunity for Permanent Residence

Published on: Mar 05, 2019 | Tags: Canada Work Permit, Canada Visa

Introduction Care workers in Canada will soon be able to take advantage of two five-year pilot schemes focusing on caregivers in the country. Replacing schemes that have expired or proven to be ineffective, these new programs are called the "Home Child Care Provider Pilot" and the "Home Support Worker Pilot". They will enable carers to enter Canada along with their family members. In the…