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Recent COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Affecting Foreign Nationals
Note: This article may be out of date and travel restrictions may have changed. Click here to explore the most recent updates and travel restrictions in Canada! Since the Coronavirus crisis broke nationwide, travel bans and restrictions have been instated. As we have done our best to keep you updated with the latest with these […]
Is Immigration Application Processing Being Delayed in Canada due to Coronavirus?
As the coronavirus also known as COVID-19 has been impacting Canadian immigration, immigration officials are still proceeding to accept and process immigration applications. Canada has recently refined the special coronavirus prevention measures affecting immigrants and their families. Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is still processing immigration and citizenship applications, taking measures to avoid delays […]
Are Immigration Applications Still Being Processed in Canada?
Yes! Canada is still processing immigration applications. Due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19, the IRCC has temporarily canceled in-person services including citizenship ceremonies, citizenship tests, retests, and itinerant service trips until April 13th. ONLY Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and some foreign nationals traveling from the United States who have been in the US for at least 14 days and […]
Can Temporary Residents Travel to Canada During Coronavirus Travel Ban?
Canada had announced previously that the only people allowed to enter Canada will be Permanent Residents and Citizens of Canada. Recently they retracted their statement by exempting International Students and Foreign Workers. International students are exempt from Canada’s Coronavirus travel ban as long as they have a valid study permit or have been approved for […]
Can I Travel to Canada in March 2021?
*Please visit our page Covid-19 Canada Travel Restrictions to see the most recent updates on travelling to Canada during Covid.* March 23, 2020 Update: Only Canadian citizens, and permanent residents, and some foreign nationals travelling from the United States (US) who have been in the US for at least 14 days and are asymptomatic, are able to […]
Can a Person Enter Canada After Being Deported from the US?
If you have been deported from the United States for any reason it could have devastating repercussions. During your deportation or removal, the agent officer will tell you how long you must stay outside of the US. Typically a border or immigration officer will require five, ten, 20 or forever until you can return. Depending […]
Should a Canadian Receive a Pardon for Minor Crimes?
Though most pardons are for minor crimes, Canadians can be given pardons, or record suspensions, for many serious crimes — in the most recent year, pardons were granted for manslaughter, kidnapping, attempted murder, hostage-taking and arson with disregard for human life, among other things. A senior RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) officer wrote, “When a Canadian […]
U.S. Citizen Denied Entry to Canada for Film Festival
Every year, Toronto holds a film festival that is well known around the world. TIFF, Toronto International Film Festival, attracts foreigners from all around the world to watch the new movie premiers. Unfortunately, for many visas hold them back from being able to attend the TIFF. This year in 2019, a man who was in […]
Consequences of Crossing Illegally Into Canada
Illegal immigration is any form of immigration where proper government channels are not followed. There are many reasons why a person might chose to cross the Canadian border illegally. These include seeking asylum or fearing that the legal channels of immigration would deny a person’s visa. However, crossing the border illegally can have serious consequences […]
Canada Warns Foreigners of “Immigration Agents” in India
The capital of Canada, Ottawa, recently launched a campaign in India to inform and warn prospective immigrants of using immigration consultants in India. Ottawa is located in Ontario but close to Montreal and the US border. The majority of Canadian laws and regulations are made in Ottawa which makes this warning very serious. The immigration […]
Will Canada’s Stricter Stance on Drunk Driving Affect You?
As of December 18, 2018, driving while drunk, in Canada, will be considered ‘serious criminality’. This change is the result of amendments made to the Canadian Criminal Code. This new amendment has the ability to impact immigrants living in Canada, as well as, those hoping to move to Canada. The new amendments increased the maximum […]
Immigration Scams to Watch Out For in 2021
Immigration fraud is always very prevalent in Canada which is why it is important to have knowledge of what type of immigration scams to look for. An immigration scam is something someone created to take the money of foreigners in exchange for a promise to get them into Canada. Scams can be found online, through […]
Entering the US After Canada Legalized Cannabis
On October 17, 2018 Canada officially allowed recreational use of cannabis nation wide. Canada is only the second country in the world to legalize marijuana, just behind Uruguay who leagalized marijuana’s production, sale and consumption in Demeter 2013. Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, explained that the bill is focused on making marijuana harder for kids to get […]
Was Your Canada Study Permit Refused? Understand Your Options
The Coronavirus has affected International Students and Canadian Study Permits in a few different ways. Canada is still accepting all Study Permit applications! Those looking to enter Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic must self-isolate for 14 days after arriving in Canada.Find out more information on Studying in Canada during the Coronavirus pandemic. After being accepted […]
Chelsea Manning Banned from Canada
Chelsea Manning, a former Army expert, has recently been denied entry into Canada, according to a letter she has received and revealed on Twitter. In 2013, Manning was convicted of leaking an immense amount of classified information while deployed in Iraq. She was sentenced to 35 years in prison after pleading guilty to several charges but […]