Canada COVID – 19 Update

Canada will ban entry to ALL non-residents, except US nationals. Canadians currently abroad, are urged to return to Canada, while they still can. Permanent Canadian residents, the immediate family members of Canadian citizens, diplomats, air crews, and U.S. citizens are still being allowed into Canada at this time.

Trudeau announced additional flight restrictions effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020, that will see some international flights rerouted to Montreal, Toronto, Calgary or Vancouver for dedicated enhanced screening.

IRCC has also closed multiple visa posts abroad, and those still open will work with essential staff only.  Therefore, please expect delays in case processing for your visas and work permit applications.  For those with a pending immigration matter with Canada, IRCC also announced that they will have flexibility measures in place to allow applicants currently impacted by this global crisis, to comply later with their immigration requirements, when appropriate.

Visitors, international students and foreign workers of Chinese, Iranian or South Korean nationality, or who are in China, Iran or South Korea, whose legal status in Canada will soon end, can apply for an extension, if eligible.

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