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Updates on travel restriction

AhmedAlagha

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Apr 8, 2020
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Hello,

As per the new updates regarding travel restrictions for international students, the following is mentioned:
"The travel of asymptomatic international students who have the appropriate documents to enter Canada and whose DLI is on the list of institutions with approved COVID-19 readiness plans in place will be considered to be non-discretionary and non-optional, unless there is evidence that they are clearly coming to Canada for a discretionary or optional purpose, such as tourism"

Does this mean that we are forced to travel to canada, even though the winter term will still be delivered remotely? (given that the DLI is readiness-approved)

Thanks
 
 

primaprime

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Apr 6, 2019
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You aren't forced to travel anywhere, although remaining abroad may affect your eligibility for certain immigration things down the line if that's your plan.
 

AhmedAlagha

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Apr 8, 2020
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You aren't forced to travel anywhere, although remaining abroad may affect your eligibility for certain immigration things down the line if that's your plan.
Thank you for your reply.
What kind of things could be talking about? other than PGWM?
 

Tete

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You aren't forced to travel anywhere, although remaining abroad may affect your eligibility for certain immigration things down the line if that's your plan.
Would it make any immigration impact if you're pursuing a 4-year Bachelor's degree and you spend the first semester of your studies at home? As far as I know, you get the same CRS points if your program is 3 years and up long.
 
 

ayesha_llk2

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I think they will introduce some flexiblity here considering that travelling in a pandemic is essentially a health risk to yourself. I cant imagine them forcing someone to take that risk, but lets see
 

primaprime

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Would it make any immigration impact if you're pursuing a 4-year Bachelor's degree and you spend the first semester of your studies at home? As far as I know, you get the same CRS points if your program is 3 years and up long.
Yes, and more importantly, the requirement is to complete at least half the program in Canada. One semester is far from half.
 
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michellekits

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Dec 23, 2020
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please please help me..
I got student visa for winter term. But my husband got visitor visa along me to come to Canada. Will travel restriction will restrict him come to Canada with me.
 

Bs65

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please please help me..
I got student visa for winter term. But my husband got visitor visa along me to come to Canada. Will travel restriction will restrict him come to Canada with me.
Probably needs to get specific IRCC authorisation to travel as an immediate family member of a temp resident

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/visitors/immediate-family.html#how-citizens-prs

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/visitors/immediate-family.html#authorization
 
 

michellekits

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Dec 23, 2020
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Bs65
Hi,

I reffered to links at there and found since I have approval for a student permit he also can join with me and authorization letter isn't required...finally I am happy
 

LorLor

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Bs65
Hi,

I reffered to links at there and found since I have approval for a student permit he also can join with me and authorization letter isn't required...finally I am happy
Hi
When do you plan to travel? Can you provide an update when you do please.
From Jamaica , spouse with visitors visa isn't allowed to travel with study permit holder.
 

michellekits

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Dec 23, 2020
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LorLor

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michellekits

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Dec 23, 2020
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yes. some border officers do such things. one of friend had open work permit and the officer was trying to stop him and only allowed the student to board. But he have manged to show those details in IRCC website and went to Canada. Canada has allowed this ,but it might be a misunderstanding those officers had.. :)
 
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LorLor

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yes. some border officers do such things. one of friend had open work permit and the officer was trying to stop him and only allowed the student to board. But he have manged to show those details in IRCC website and went to Canada. Canada has allowed this ,but it might be a misunderstanding those officers had.. :)
Where will you be traveling from?