Canada to Ease Border Measures for Fully Vaccinated Travellers

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On July 19, the Government of Canada announced a plan to gradually re-open our borders.  Starting August 9, 2021: Canada plans to begin allowing entry to American citizens and permanent residents, who are currently residing in the United States, and have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to entering Canada for non-essential travel.  International flights carrying passengers will …

Reminder: All Travellers Entering Canada Must Use ArriveCAN

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All travellers entering Canada (with limited exceptions) are still required to provide the following information within 72 hours before your arrival to Canada through the ArriveCAN app: Contact and travel information 14-day travel history Quarantine plan Pre-arrival COVID-19 molecular test result COVID-19 symptom self-assessment Proof of vaccination (only for fully vaccinated travellers) ArriveCAN is available to download as a mobile app or …

Parking in Downtown Banff

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Are you and your family visiting Banff this summer? Plan parking ahead to save time! Starting July 5, 2021, Visitor-Pay Parking will increase the availability of short-term parking spaces in Banff’s downtown. Plan your route to have access to one of the 500 free parking stalls at the Train Station: https://banffparking.ca/ Paid parking is available 7 days/week, 8 am to …

International Students Qualify for Quarantine Exempted under Certain Conditions

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As of July 5 at 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time, international students who meet both of the following two conditions may be exempt from quarantine requirements: meet the requirements for fully vaccinated travellers to Canada have a valid study permit to attend an approved designated learning institution (DLI) Useful links: Who is considered fully vaccinated for travel to Canada? Visit: …

Starting July 5, 2021 11:59 pm EDT: Exemptions for Fully Vaccinated Travellers (Specific Conditions Apply)

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Starting July 5, 2021 11:59 pm EDT, you may qualify for certain exemptions to quarantine and testing requirements if you: are eligible to enter Canada are asymptomatic meet the Government of Canada requirements of fully vaccinated travellers meet all other entry requirements, including entering your information in ArriveCAN before arrival Those who meet the requirements may be exempt from: quarantine hotel stopover …

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 …

Phased Approach to Ease Border Restrictions for Travellers Entering Canada

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Community, COVID-19, Newcomer Information, Updates

Good news! Canada has introduced a phased approach to easing border measures. As of July 5 at 11:59 p.m. EDT, fully vaccinated travellers, whether arriving by air or land, may be exempt from federal quarantine and the day 8 test requirements. travellers arriving by air who are fully vaccinated may no longer need to stay at a government-authorized accommodation. Travellers …

Indigenous Peoples Can Now Reclaim Their Traditional Names on Immigration Identity Documents

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A person’s name is an integral part of their heritage and culture. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has launched a process for Indigenous peoples (First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples), residential school survivors and their families to reclaim their Indigenous names on the following immigration identity documents free of charge until May 30, 2026: replacement passports, travel documents, citizenship …

On-It Regional Transit Resumes Calgary to Banff & Canmore Service June 4

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Don’t drive but still want to visit Banff and Canmore from Calgary? On-It Regional Transit is resuming the Calgary to Banff/Canmore service on Friday, June 4, 2021. Enhanced cleaning and safety program initiatives include: Mandatory face masks for all passengers. Reserved seating. Thorough sanitation of buses and all high contact areas. Hand sanitizer available on all buses for passenger and …

IRCC Approved My PR Application but I Haven’t Landed in Canada. What Should I Do Now?

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Today, let’s take a look at travel information in place for permanent residents who haven’t landed in Canada. To finish the application process, you have to land as a permanent resident. Landing refers to the final interview with an immigration officer at either a port of entry or a local IRCC office within Canada. During this interview, you officially become a …