Canada – Upcoming Border Changes

Posted on July 28, 2021

Canada has announced upcoming easing of travel restriction for fully vaccinated foreign nationals. For those who have received full doses of the Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, or Janssen vaccines at least 14 days prior to their date of travel, the following… Read more »

Canada – VFS centers in India indefinitely closed for passport stamping and biometric collection

Posted on May 13, 2021

On May 3, 2021, the Canadian High Commission in India announced a closure of all but the most urgent consular services due to the emerging COVID-19 situation. Consequently, VFS centers closed for regular services indefinitely. This echoes similar measures last… Read more »

Canada – Flight Ban from India and Pakistan

Posted on April 28, 2021

Due to the higher number of COVID cases detected among travelers coming in from India and Pakistan, Canadian Transportation Ministry has issued a 30-day travel ban on direct air travel from those countries, effective April 22nd. This temporary measure is… Read more »

Canada – Employers Obligations towards Foreign Workers in Quarantine

Posted on April 15, 2021

Since COVID-19 related travel measures took effect, foreign workers arriving to Canada have been obligated to quarantine for 14 days before they could safely integrate with the general population. What was less clear about this arrangement is how this period… Read more »

Canada – New Entry Requirements

Posted on February 24, 2021

Travelers coming in by air, in addition to having to provide a negative COVID-19 test prior to boarding their flight, will be required to take a test immediately upon landing. Following the administration of the test, the travelers will be… Read more »

Canada – Hong Kong Residents Initiative

Posted on February 10, 2021

In response to the new National Security Law affecting the state of human rights in Hong Kong, Canada has announced several new measures to help recent graduates and skilled workers from Hong Kong gain faster permanent residency in Canada. In… Read more »

Canada – Provincial Immigration Options for Permanent Residence Hopefuls

Posted on February 8, 2021

Most clients, when they consider seeking permanent residence in Canada, tend to focus on the Federal government’s Express Entry program. Canada invited approximately 108,000 people through Express Entry last year, and there are plans to increase that number over the… Read more »

Canada – 2021 starts strong for Express Entry Candidates  

Posted on January 29, 2021

Due to COVID-19 travel measures restricting the numbers of candidates that could qualify for Permanent Residency through Express Entry to those currently in Canada, the Canadian labour market has suffered shortages of skilled candidates, putting a pressure on Immigration, Refugees… Read more »

Canada – Indian VACs Reopen Biometrics for Work Permit and Study Permit Applicants

Posted on January 29, 2021

Effective January 20, 2021 VAC centers in India are accepting biometric enrollment for applicants who have submitted student and work permit applications. VAC centers had reopened for biometric enrollment in November, but due to large demand were restricting appointments to… Read more »

Canada – Great News for Express Entry Candidates

Posted on January 13, 2021

2020 started off tough for Express Entry hopefuls as Coronavirus travel restrictions forced IRCC to restrict the pool of candidates to only those already present in Canada, and thereby cutting off a large number of highly qualified individuals. For a… Read more »