Fully Vaccinated Foreigners Can Come to Canada If Certain Conditions Are Met

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Beginning September 7, foreign nationals who are fully vaccinated with Healthy Canadians approved COVID-19 vaccines may be eligible to enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) travel. To qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption, you must: be eligible to enter Canada on the specific date you enter have no signs or symptoms of COVID-19 have received the full series of an …

Assistance for Canadians & PRs in Afghanistan

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has recently updated the different ways in which Canada is assisting the situation in Afghanistan. Canadians in need of consular assistance in Afghanistan should contact Global Affairs Canada’s 24/7 Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa by: Phone: +1-613-996-8885 Email: sos@international.gc.ca SMS: +1-613-686-3658 Canada continues to work with our allies and partners to secure …

IRCC Special Programs Supporting Afghan Nationals

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Canada has announced the resettlement of up to 20,000 vulnerable Afghan nationals to Canada. This will be done through two special programs run by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Immigration program for Afghans who assisted the Government of Canada. Eligibility criteria: you’re an Afghan national and your employment involved a significant and/or enduring relationship with the Government of Canada, …

Calgary International Airport Travel Tips

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Daily Life, Updates

The Calgary International Airport has recently posted a few tips for travelers: Before you book your flight: Find out the entry requirements for your destination of choice and get prepared. If travelling internationally, make sure you know Canada’s entry requirements for your return trip. Make sure your government-issued photo ID is still valid. Days before your departure flight to and from …

IRCC Reminder: Avoid Becoming a Victim of Fraud

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has recently posted a reminder for resettling Afghans who assisted Canada: “Avoid becoming a victim of fraud. There is no fee to be considered for the special immigration program for individuals and their families who provided support to Canada’s efforts in Afghanistan. Only Global Affairs Canada or the Canadian Armed Forces can identify people. Only …

Travel to Canada with Unvaccinated Minors

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

Border measures have changed for unvaccinated travellers under 18 years old who are looking to travel to Canada. Unvaccinated children under 12 travelling with a fully vaccinated parent and/or guardian no longer have to complete a 14-day quarantine. Unvaccinated children (except those under 5 years of age) must take a pre-arrival molecular test, take arrival and post arrival tests, avoid …

New College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants to Open Fall 2021

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Updates

The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of , Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) announced that the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants will officially open on November 23, 2021. The creation of the College is a key part of the government’s efforts to fight fraud in our immigration system. The College will become the official regulator of immigration and …

Travel Restrictions Change on Aug 9

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Fully vaccinated foreign nationals will be allowed to enter Canada for discretionary travel on the following dates if they meet specific criteria: August 9: American citizens and permanent residents of the United States, who currently reside in the United States, who meet specific criteria to qualify as fully vaccinated September 7 (tentative): All other foreign nationals who qualify as fully vaccinated The …

New Permanent Residence Online Application Portal to Become Available by September 2021.

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has recently announced the launch of a new Permanent Residence Online Application Portal (PR Online Application Portal) by September 2021, enabling authorized (paid) immigration representatives to submit permanent residence applications (non-Express Entry) online on behalf of their clients. Once the representative has filled out the application, the client will need to log in to …

Your Support Is Needed for Helping Afghan Refugees Make Canada Their New Home

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Settlement News, Updates

After the First Group of Afghan Refugees Arriving in Canada on August 5, Canada welcomed more flights of Afghan refugees. With more flights planned in the days ahead, refugees will continue to be resettled through the immigration program for individuals and their families who provided support to Canada’s efforts in Afghanistan. Many refugees need extra help getting settled in Canada. …