Super Visa for Parents and Grandparents

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From September 23 to October 5, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) sent out invitations to selected potential sponsors who submitted their interest in sponsoring their parents and grandparents in the fall of 2020. Find out if you are invited here. If you were not invited to apply for PGP, your parents or grandparents may want to apply for a …

Additional Doses Available for Travellers Vaccinated with AstraZeneca or Mixed Doses.

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Two valid doses of any vaccine used in Alberta can provide excellent protection against COVID-19. Some jurisdictions outside of Canada have indicated that they will not accept visitors who have been vaccinated with AstraZeneca or mixed doses. So if you are an Albertan and planning to travel to such jurisdictions outside of Canada, you can now get additional doses for …

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

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

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 …

COVID-19 Provincial & Territorial Resources

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Alberta COVID-19 info for Albertans, COVID-19 Self-Assessment for Albertans Phone number: 811 Social media:Instagram @YourAlberta, Facebook @YourAlberta.ca, Twitter @YourAlberta, Twitter @CMOH_Alberta British Columbia British Columbia COVID-19, BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool Phone number: 811 Social media: Facebook @ImmunizeBC, Twitter @CDCofBC Saskatchewan Saskatchewan COVID-19, Saskatchewan Self Assessment Tool Phone number: 811 Social media: Facebook @SKGov, Twitter @SKGov See the full list of …

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 …

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 …

Canada to Develop a Proof of Vaccination

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As the economy opens up, many Canadians are looking to travel again. Using a proof of vaccination will provide foreign border officials with the information needed to assess whether you meet their public health requirements provide a trusted and verifiable credential for when you return to your home in Canada. So how to demonstrate our COVID-19 vaccination history to foreign …

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 …

Canada to Ease Border Measures for Fully Vaccinated Travellers

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

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 …