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Canada set to welcome fully vaccinated foreign travellers next week.

"Allowance comes at a time when Canada is battling a fourth wave of COVID-19.

On Sept. 7, Canada plans to open its borders to fully vaccinated travellers from across the globe, and let them skip the country's 14-day quarantine requirement.

The rule change is significant, as most non-essential foreign travellers have been barred from entering Canada since the start of the pandemic.

The federal government started to relax the rules last month, when it began allowing fully vaccinated Americans to enter and skip quarantine.

But some are questioning if Canada will actually go ahead with its current plans, because on multiple websites, the government continues to call Sept. 7 the 'intended' or 'tentative' start date for welcoming foreign travellers from outside the U.S.

'I've been kind of looking online every day, Googling to find out at what point is the government of Canada going to make a decision?' said Andy Green, of Halstead, U.K. He and his husband are set to fly to Vancouver on Sept. 9 for a 10-day vacation.

When CBC News asked the federal government to confirm the start date, it implied Sept. 7 was indeed a go — unless the pandemic suddenly takes a turn for the worse.

'Provided that the domestic epidemiologic situation remains favourable, the government of Canada intends to open its borders for discretionary travel by travellers from any country who have been fully vaccinated,' said Public Health Agency of Canada spokesperson Mark Johnson in an email".

https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canada-travel-foreigners-vaccinated-1.6162956
Welcome back to the forum, yo
 

ZAtoCD

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I completely agree with you and honestly hope there aren’t new reasons lol :)
Yeah, that's the most interesting part of all this for me. Up to now, one of the reasons that could have been for not issuing CoPRs was that the borders weren't properly open. But once they are, what will the excuse be then?
 

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Canada set to welcome fully vaccinated foreign travellers next week.

"Allowance comes at a time when Canada is battling a fourth wave of COVID-19.

On Sept. 7, Canada plans to open its borders to fully vaccinated travellers from across the globe, and let them skip the country's 14-day quarantine requirement.

The rule change is significant, as most non-essential foreign travellers have been barred from entering Canada since the start of the pandemic.

The federal government started to relax the rules last month, when it began allowing fully vaccinated Americans to enter and skip quarantine.

But some are questioning if Canada will actually go ahead with its current plans, because on multiple websites, the government continues to call Sept. 7 the 'intended' or 'tentative' start date for welcoming foreign travellers from outside the U.S.

'I've been kind of looking online every day, Googling to find out at what point is the government of Canada going to make a decision?' said Andy Green, of Halstead, U.K. He and his husband are set to fly to Vancouver on Sept. 9 for a 10-day vacation.

When CBC News asked the federal government to confirm the start date, it implied Sept. 7 was indeed a go — unless the pandemic suddenly takes a turn for the worse.

'Provided that the domestic epidemiologic situation remains favourable, the government of Canada intends to open its borders for discretionary travel by travellers from any country who have been fully vaccinated,' said Public Health Agency of Canada spokesperson Mark Johnson in an email".

https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canada-travel-foreigners-vaccinated-1.6162956
IMO, if the borders wouldn’t open we would have known by now
 

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Yeah, that's the most interesting part of all this for me. Up to now, one of the reasons that could have been for not issuing CoPRs was that the borders weren't properly open. But once they are, what will the excuse be then?
They already found another issue - Refugee Processing
 

ZAtoCD

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Welcome back to the forum, yo
Haha, thanks. I might not hang around. This place has a tendency to be very high tension.
They already found another issue - Refugee Processing
The situation in Afghanistan is IRCC's fault? There are over 1,000 people with Canadian relation stuck in a warzone. I think we're lower priority, no?
 
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AishB

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Haha, thanks. I might not hang around. This place has a tendency to be very high tension.

The situation in Afghanistan is IRCC's fault? There are over 1,000 people with Canadian relation stuck in a warzone. I think we're lower priority, no?
It's not IRCC's fault on what's happening in Afghanistan.
But it is IRCC's fault on spreading the resources thin. IRCC can and should increase its resources in processing ALL applications.
 

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Yeah, that's the most interesting part of all this for me. Up to now, one of the reasons that could have been for not issuing CoPRs was that the borders weren't properly open. But once they are, what will the excuse be then?
I guess we will know soon what happens next. Hopefully!
 

ZAtoCD

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It's not IRCC's fault on what's happening in Afghanistan.
But it is IRCC's fault on spreading the resources thin. IRCC can and should increase its resources in processing ALL applications.
They did hire more people. But this was unexpected.
I guess we will know soon what happens next. Hopefully!
Yup. Another option is that we only have a change in immigration policy after the new government is formed. That would be sometime after September 20th.
 

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I would Like to ask this question, Let us take for example, Conservation wins and they want to make changes to the immigration Policy, Whats happen to FSW with score of 480 and above?
 

ZAtoCD

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I would Like to ask this question, Let us take for example, Conservation wins and they want to make changes to the immigration Policy, Whats happen to FSW with score of 480 and above?
It is not likely that that kind of thing will happen. All major parties across the political spectrum in Canada are pro-economic immigration. Sometimes they disagree about refugees, but they all publicly recognize the value of economic class immigrants in terms of countering Canada's low birth rates, and propping up the economy going forward, so skilled immigrants and the EE system are safe as of now.
 
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aseemrastogi2

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Yup. Another option is that we only have a change in immigration policy after the new government is formed. That would be sometime after September 20th.
I believe any new policies will take some time to get implemented. In the meanwhile, there shouldn’t hopefully be anything stopping processing of existing apps.
 

ZAtoCD

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I believe any new policies will take some time to get implemented. In the meanwhile, there shouldn’t hopefully be anything stopping processing of existing apps.
Well, my concern is that, for example, if the current policy is not to process FSW Outland apps, then that would require a change of policy for us to get anywhere. Likewise, if the policy is not to allow landings for new immigrants (those who've not been exempted already), then that would also require an official change of policy.

A government in the middle of an election would probably not want to do anything drastic that might lose them votes. So, we may have to wait for things to settle a while after September 20th to see major changes in the way the Feds go about dealing with future immigrants. Right now, it seems FSW Outland processing (at least from the security stage onwards) is paused, unfortunately.
 

aseemrastogi2

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Well, my concern is that, for example, if the current policy is not to process FSW Outland apps, then that would require a change of policy for us to get anywhere. Likewise, if the policy is not to allow landings for new immigrants (those who've not been exempted already), then that would also require an official change of policy.

A government in the middle of an election would probably not want to do anything drastic that might lose them votes. So, we may have to wait for things to settle a while after September 20th to see major changes in the way the Feds go about dealing with future immigrants. Right now, it seems FSW Outland processing (at least from the security stage onwards) is paused, unfortunately.
I am honestly doubtful if there would be a policy not to process FSW Outland apps because a huge number of them are already approved with no COPR, all stages passed pending FINDEC and also all stages passed. Moreover if that were to be passed, I believe it would take quite a bit of time and that also would affect the targets for this year and beyond as the CEC invite numbers seem to have gone down in the last couple of draws.

Nonetheless, only time will tell as to what is the plan. Hopefully the lifting of border restrictions should bring better news for all of us.
 

dxdroid

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Guys - just stop speculating left and right FFK - it was clearly said it that till border restrictions are in place, nothing will change. So sit on your asses and wait till Monday at least. All these things happened because of the reason. So wait pateintly and stop coming up with some new theories that are not supported by hard facts.
 
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