- On August 9, fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents are able to enter Canada from the United States. Moreover, they will be exempt from quarantine.
- On September 7, any fully vaccinated travellers can enter Canada and they may also enjoy quarantine exemption.
The Government of Canada has stated beforehand that fully vaccinated Canadian citizens, permanent residents, essential workers, and international students will be exempted from quarantine. Nevertheless, several crucial requirements still remain effective.
Last week, Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced quarantine exemptions for certain fully vaccinated personnel. This includes: Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and persons registered under the Indian Act. Today, IRCC confirmed that same exemptions may apply to fully vaccinated international students. The new measures will take effect on July 5, 2021.(more…)
As provinces hit respective vaccine targets, the federal government announced a lift of quarantine restrictions starting from July 5th at 11:59PM Eastern Time. However, the abatement entails certain conditions. Currently, only fully vaccinated Canadian citizens and permanent residents are exempt from quarantine restrictions. Moreover, these individuals must receive their inoculations 14 days prior to arriving Canada.(more…)
On June 21, 2021, Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced the latest travelling measures pertaining to COPR holders. According to IRCC, those who hold a valid Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) and visa are eligible to enter Canada.(more…)
On the provincial press conference today, B.C. premier Horgan and Dr. Henry commented on a prospective reopening. According to them, the declining trend of new cases and increasing vaccine rate have indicated that the B.C. province is ready for recovery plan phase 2.(more…)
The number of people who received their COVID-19 vaccine exhibits an optimistic climb in the past few weeks. Thus, it is reasonable for many to expect a border reopening in the near future. On June 9th, the Minister of Public Health Agency announced that as early as July, Canada will conduct a multi-phased lift of travelling restrictions. For travellers who are fully vaccinated 14 days prior to their arrival, quarantine no longer remains mandatory. Meanwhile, Canada still requires negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test results from travellers.(more…)
This plan provides information on regulatory proposals that the IRB expects to undertake over the next 24 months. It also identifies public consultation opportunities for regulatory initiatives. We invite you to consult our plan which contains a description of the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) Rules modernization initiative which establishes the processes to be followed in appeals on immigration-related matters before the IAD.