BC eases restrictions starting at 12a.m. tonight

Restrictions and safety measures that aren’t changing Restrictions and safety measures that remain in place will be reviewed in March and April 2022. Masks required in all indoor public settings Showing proof of vaccination to access many businesses, events and services Businesses must have a COVID-19 safety plan Restrictions on visitors to long-term care and assisted living facilities Restrictions […]

Quick News! Canada begins to ease travel restrictions!

On February 15, 2022, Canada announced the beginning of a phased easing of travel restrictions. As of February 28, 2022, at 12:01 a.m. EST: Easing of entry testing for fully vaccinated travellers. will be easing the on-arrival testing for fully-vaccinated travellers. fully vaccinated travellers will be randomly selected for arrival testing. Travellers selected will also […]

Latest News!Canada increases target to 432,000 immigrants in 2022

IRCC has just announced Canadian Immigration Levels Plan 2022-2024. Canada is increasing its immigration targets yet again. It will look to welcome 431,645 new immigrants this year instead of its initial plan to welcome 411,000 immigrants. Over the coming three years, Canada will target the following number of new immigrants: 2022: 431,645 permanent residents 2023: […]

COVID-19 – entering Canada (latest requirements update)

Effective January 15, 2022, Travellers are eligible to enter or return to Canada if they qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller. To qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller to Canada, you must: have received at least 2 doses of a vaccine accepted for travel, Or a mix of 2 accepted vaccines Or at least 1 […]

Over 200 Afghan refugees arrived in Vancouver on the night of Jan. 18, 2022

The Canadian government remains committed to resettle 40,000 Afghan nationals in provinces, territories across the country. It was announced that over 200 Afghan refugees landed in Vancouver last night, January 18, 2022. This is the largest flight of Afghan nationals to arrive in British Columbia to date. Approximately 161 of them will start their new […]

Higher immigration is part of Canada’s COVID recovery plan

Canadian government’s Economic and Fiscal Update notes higher immigration is part of COVID recovery plan. Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland presented the Canadian government’s Economic and Fiscal Update in Parliament the evening of December 14. Freeland noted “Immigration is another important driver of economic growth and a Canadian competitive advantage. Our government is committed to bringing […]

Canada expands list of countries with entry prohibitions

To address COVID-19 Omicron variant of concern, Canada expanded the list of countries with entry prohibitions originally announced on November 26, 2021, to include Egypt, Nigeria and Malawi. Effective 2021-12-01, foreign nationals who have been in any of these countries within the previous 14 days will not be permitted entry into Canada: Botswana Egypt; Eswatini; […]

Latest Adjustments to Canada’s border measures

1. Eliminating COVID-19 testing for air and land crossings of less than 72 hours 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 are exempt from providing a pre-entry COVID-19 molecular test result. This exemption is only for trips originating […]