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Canada's immigration system is evolving rapidly during the coronavirus pandemic. CanadaVisa continues to provide you with the latest information on COVID-19, Express Entry, the Provincial Nominee Program, family sponsorship, and study and work permits.

Express Entry: 4,962 invited in latest draws

 Mohanad Moetaz     22 July 2021

Canada invited a total of 4,962 immigration candidates to apply for permanent residence over two Express Entry draws, one day apart.


Canada easing more travel restrictions starting August 9

 Mohanad Moetaz     19 July 2021

Canada intends to begin welcoming any fully vaccinated travellers starting on September 7, 2021, as long as COVID-19 remains under control.


New open work permit for essential workers and international graduates

 Mohanad Moetaz     15 July 2021

Essential workers and international student graduates who applied for the new pathway to permanent residence are now able to get an open work permit while they wait for their application to be processed.


Saskatchewan PNP invites 295 candidates

 Mohanad Moetaz     14 July 2021

Saskatchewan invited 295 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence. The draw took place on July 8.


4,500 CEC candidates invited in Express Entry draw

 Mohanad Moetaz     09 July 2021

Canada invited a total of 4,500 immigration candidates to apply for permanent residence in the latest Express Entry draw.


Canada invites 627 PNP candidates in Express Entry draw

 Mohanad Moetaz     07 July 2021

Canada invited 627 candidates to apply for permanent residence in the last Express Entry draw on July 7.


How expired COPR holders can come to Canada

 Mohanad Moetaz     02 July 2021

Canada has released instructions for how those with expired Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) can travel to Canada.


7,002 candidates invited in Canada's last two Express Entry draws

 Mohanad Moetaz     29 June 2021

Canada invited a total of 7,002 candidates to apply for permanent residence in the last two Express Entry draws on June 23 and 24.


Ontario PNP draw invites Express Entry candidates

 Mohanad Moetaz     26 June 2021

Ontario’s latest provincial draw took place on June 23, 2021. The province invited immigration candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream.


Canada easing travel rules including for approved immigrants

 Mohanad Moetaz     21 June 2021

Beginning on June 21, 2021, holders of a valid Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) can now travel to Canada, even if it was issued after March 18, 2020.