Improving Measures for Applications

Improving Measures for Applications

Today, Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship has announced new measures that will help reduce wait times, improve client experience, and help modernize Canada’s immigration system. These measures build on the work already done to reduce wait times, including hiring 500 new processing staff and digitizing applications. These new measures include: Return to…

Update on Canada’s Border Measure

Update on Canada’s Border Measure

Effective November 30, 2021, fully vaccinated individuals with right of entry to Canada who depart and re-enter the country within 72 hours of leaving Canada will not have to present a pre-entry molecular test. This exemption is only for trips originating in Canada taken by fully vaccinated Canadian citizens, permanent residents or individuals registered under…

MSP Temporary coverage – Expired Temporary Work or Study Permits

MSP Temporary coverage – Expired Temporary Work or Study Permits

Individuals with temporary permits that have expired may have been granted temporary coverage. This temporary coverage will end on April 30, 2022. If your temporary permits have expired and you no longer have MSP coverage, you may be provided temporary MSP coverage if: You are currently living in B.C. and your MSP coverage has expired…

UPDATE: Vaccine Requirements for Travellers

UPDATE: Vaccine Requirements for Travellers

Effective October 30, air passengers departing from Canadian airports, travellers on VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains, and travellers on non-essential passenger vessels on voyages of 24 hours or more, such as cruise ships, will need to be vaccinated. Effective October 30, travellers will need to be fully vaccinated in order to board. Specifically, the…

Two Types of Work Permit: Open Work Permit and Employer-Specific Work Permit

Two Types of Work Permit: Open Work Permit and Employer-Specific Work Permit

There are 2 types of work permits: open work permits and employer-specific work permits. Open Work Permits An open work permit allows you to work for any employer in Canada (except for an employer who is listed as ineligible on the list of employers who have failed to comply with the conditions or who offers striptease, erotic dance, escort…