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COPR and coronavirus

MrMiyagi

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Dec 16, 2020
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Ideally, your company's immigration lawyers should help you obtain the AL. If they're not able to help, then you can try writing to IRCC. If the job is considered essential, they usually give you an AL. Some people on this thread have been successful with their AL requests.
My COPR was issued after MArch 2020. I have a job offer from my employer in india for a canada position. I called up IRCC and they told me COPR can not travel. Ask your employer to file a work permit.
 

asdq45

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Nov 15, 2020
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I don’t have a job offer . The thing is that I just want to go and soft land with my family, get the PR and come back.
You cannot do that now. You will have to wait until travel restrictions are lifted. In the meantime if your copr expires they will renew it for you. Pretty much that's happening for several months now.
try moving some pages of this site and you will know plenty.

My COPR was issued after MArch 2020. I have a job offer from my employer in india for a canada position. I called up IRCC and they told me COPR can not travel. Ask your employer to file a work permit.
what kind of industry is it? There are some exemptions to certain jobs who could travel.
 

j9lad

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Nov 24, 2017
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If your COPR was issued before 18th March 2020, you're free to travel. Otherwise, you need an authorization letter.
Apologies for the rather silly question. I might have missed this major update while I was traveling.

My CoPR was approved prior to March 18, 2020 and it expired in May 2020. With what you mentioned, does that mean I can book a flight and complete the landing procedure? I thought we had to wait for IRCC to give us permission once we're ready to travel.

Secondly, I got married last month. With my expired CoPR, I requested IRCC to add my spouse, but they've been providing vague responses. Do you suggest spousal sponsorship as the only way to go about it?
 
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Djsingh44

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Aug 23, 2019
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Germany
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AOR Received.
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ArriveCan - what to select in purpose of travel? I am going as extended family member... The options are family reunion for immediate family member and no mention of extended family.
Or i select none of the above?
@legalfalcon @whyCorona any inputs?
 

Sammie001

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Jan 13, 2021
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Anyone with expired CoPR issued before March 2020 and still unsure of where he/she stands? I received an email from CTC-CPD-Ottawa in December with the 7pt questions to which I answered but nothing since then. Not even sure if the answers I submitted via webform was passed across to CPC-CTD-Ottawa
 
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Ozed15

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Mar 4, 2021
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Anyone with expired CoPR issued before March 2020 and still unsure of where he/she stands? I received an email from CTC-CPD-Ottawa in December with the 7pt questions to which I answered but nothing since then. Not even sure if the answers I submitted via webform was passed across to CPC-CTD-Ottawa
Same situation with me. Infact in my case, I was told in the 7pt email that I must arrive by march 30, 2021. However, I am yet to get the AL, so I cannot make any travel plans now.
 

Jass88

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Oct 3, 2019
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Anyone with expired CoPR issued before March 2020 and still unsure of where he/she stands? I received an email from CTC-CPD-Ottawa in December with the 7pt questions to which I answered but nothing since then. Not even sure if the answers I submitted via webform was passed across to CPC-CTD-Ottawa
Same here, I also recieved 7 pointer email in december but after that complete silence..
 

Canaspirant xyz

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Aug 21, 2018
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Hey Guys,

Just a piece of information for you all.

My wife got a call from health Canada in the morning and a officer came in afternoon to check. He just asked few questions and saw the passport. She completed her 7th day of quarantine.
So happy to hear that your wife has reached Canada.I was so busy in initial settlement..cudnt catch up for so many days.By now she must have completed quarantine.Was she asked for new photos at airport..I was not asked..officer tooky pics from old copr only.Now one week ago I got mail from Nova scotia sydney demading photos saying that old ones don't meet the requirement.I have sent latest ones thru courier.I hope they accept this time.
 

Lachelle

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Sep 25, 2017
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AOR Received.
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Med's Request
Upfront
Passport Req..
February 17,2020
VISA ISSUED...
February 27,2020
Hi,

same here vo manila. Can you share you timeline in hetring your AL? Meand my family have valid visa copr csq..that will expire on june..we are only waiting for our AL that was sent last jan15....pleaseshare...thanks
If your visa and copr is still valid and got an AL, i believe you are good to go.

I havent received our AL yet..here's my timeline..

Copr approved february 2020
Copr expired april 2020
Multiple webforms have been sent, all generic response
4 pt email October
Remedical done Nov.2020
AOR that they received the medical sheet Dec.
Sileeennncceee..
Emailed MVO february and they responded after 2 days
Now my coun5erfoil in my gc acct has gone and back to eligibility and BG check...
 

Lachelle

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Sep 25, 2017
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Category........
PNP
Nomination.....
April 2019
AOR Received.
09-05-2019
Med's Request
Upfront
Passport Req..
February 17,2020
VISA ISSUED...
February 27,2020
Anyone with expired CoPR issued before March 2020 and still unsure of where he/she stands? I received an email from CTC-CPD-Ottawa in December with the 7pt questions to which I answered but nothing since then. Not even sure if the answers I submitted via webform was passed across to CPC-CTD-Ottawa
You should have responded to the email they'd used not thru webform..try to send your answer to that email and explain that you respionded thru webform
 

Lachelle

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Sep 25, 2017
304
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Category........
PNP
Nomination.....
April 2019
AOR Received.
09-05-2019
Med's Request
Upfront
Passport Req..
February 17,2020
VISA ISSUED...
February 27,2020
Same situation with me. Infact in my case, I was told in the 7pt email that I must arrive by march 30, 2021. However, I am yet to get the AL, so I cannot make any travel plans now.
Make a follow-up to your visa office, mention to them that you were told that you have to arrive by march 30 but you couldnt travel as you dont have your AL yet.
 

Okumeh

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Nov 7, 2019
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Apologies for the rather silly question. I might have missed this major update while I was traveling.

My CoPR was approved prior to March 18, 2020 and it expired in May 2020. With what you mentioned, does that mean I can book a flight and complete the landing procedure? I thought we had to wait for IRCC to give us permission once we're ready to travel.

Secondly, I got married last month. With my expired CoPR, I requested IRCC to add my spouse, but they've been providing vague responses. Do you suggest spousal sponsorship as the only way to go about it?
Good morning dear, please how do we get letter of authorization?
 

sarah2006

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Mar 30, 2019
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Anyone with expired CoPR issued before March 2020 and still unsure of where he/she stands? I received an email from CTC-CPD-Ottawa in December with the 7pt questions to which I answered but nothing since then. Not even sure if the answers I submitted via webform was passed across to CPC-CTD-Ottawa
you should reply on the same email