Who can Enter Canada under current circumstances?

by XIPHIAS IMMIGRATION migration executive

Canada, being the hub for skilled professionals looking for better opportunities; it takes pride in inviting all those skilled immigrants into the country to help them fulfill their job vacancies. The best way to approach Canada Visa programs is to take help from a PR Consultant who is registered with the Canada Immigrations council. Although it could be possible to apply for immigrations on one own self, this might be stressful for the aspirant applicant due to the documentation and the process involved. Canada is known to be a beautiful place which is crime free and provides best living quality to its citizens and residents there.

During the current Covid-19 pandemic, Canada did put some restrictions on the movement to and fro the country. In a recent update, Canada has provided a news release informing about the exemption of workers who can enter the country while the restrictions are still in place. The restrictions will be in place till June 30th 2020 for people travelling from outside the continent. However, between USA and Canada border, the restrictions have been extended to July 21st 2020. All work permit holders are exempt from travel restrictions into Canada. However, they will have to prove their reason and purpose behind their travel to Canada.

Temporary workers –

There are 2 scenarios when Temporary foreign worker, residing outside Canada can travel to Canada-

1.       All those Foreign Nationals who have a valid Canadian Work Permit

2.       All those foreign nationals who have already received “Letter of introduction” from the IRCC on their work permit application. But whose work permit has not been issued yet. Such travels will need the traveller to produce their “Letter of introduction” while boarding their flight to Canada.

Personals who work in critical occupations –

All those foreign professionals who are part of health, food and related industries are provided permission on immediate basis by the IRCC. These professionals will not be subjected to the mandatory 14-day quarantine period. Critical occupations include –

i.                     Emergency Service providers who include firefighters, medical service providers

ii.                   Marine workers

iii.                  Delivery, maintenance or repair workers of essential equipment

iv.                 Medical students with written approval

Non-Optional Travel –

IRCC allows all the below foreign professionals to travel to Canada if –

i.                     The traveler has a valid Work Permit to Canada even if the professional has no job offer from Canada

ii.                   The foreign professional has a valid “Letter of Introduction” for an open work permit, job offer and intends to work on the same job on entering Canada

iii.                  The foreign professional has employer specific Work permit along with the job offer.

Optional or no Travel –

IRCC has defined that the below cannot travel to Canada if-

i.                     The foreign professional has a “letter of Introduction” for an open work permit but wants to travel to Canada with an intention to find a job in Canada.

ii.                   Such an employer with the job offer from the employer, who is closed due to Covid-19, is not permitted to travel to Canada.

CBSA (Canada Border Service Agency)-

CBSA makes discretionary decisions based on the foreign national’s situation. Factors that CBSA considers –

i.                     Will the Foreign national be employed in essential occupation in Canada

ii.                   Purpose of travel to Canada

IEC Work Permit holders –

International Experience Canada (IEC) candidates with “Letter of Introduction” and a job offer from Canada are allowed to travel to Canada.

New Work Permits –

IRCC is accepting new applications for work permit in Canada.

Canada is still accepting applications and is processing all the applications for Provincial Nomination program, Express Entry Visa Canada program and Canada Investment Visa programs.

What makes relocation or migration easy is to tie up with the right immigration consultant registered with the Canada immigration council.


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