Approved for Permanent Residence? You May Now Travel to Canada!

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, COVID-19, Updates

As of June 21, any foreign national who holds a valid Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) is able to travel to Canada.
  • Under the previous rules, foreign nationals who held a valid COPR issued on or before March 18, 2020, were exempt from Canada’s travel restrictions.
  • Those who held a valid COPR issued after March 18, 2020, could only come to Canada if they met another exemption or were coming from the US to settle permanently in Canada.

If your COPR is about to expire, or has expired , Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) will soon have instructions on our website about how to get reissued documents. Individuals whose COPR has expired should not book flights or attempt to travel to Canada until they receive a new COPR from IRCC.

IRCC has introduced two important checklists for all travellers, including those approved for permanent residence. All travellers must follow the COVID-19 health measures and requirements therein:

More information can found on IRCC’s official website: