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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.

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.

Canada extends border restrictions to July 21

 Mohanad Moetaz     18 June 2021

Canada will be extending its border restrictions to travellers from all countries including the U.S. until July 21, 2021.

Saskatchewan invites 255 immigration candidates in latest PNP draw

 Mohanad Moetaz     17 June 2021

Saskatchewan held a new draw on June 15, inviting a total of 255 immigration candidates to apply for provincial nomination for permanent residence.

Canada invites 6,940 immigration candidates in two Express Entry draws

 Mohanad Moetaz     11 June 2021

Canada invited a total of 6,940 candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence in two Express Entry draws on June 9 and 10.

Canada hoping to lift hotel quarantine requirement

 Mohanad Moetaz     09 June 2021

Fully vaccinated individuals who are allowed to travel to Canada may be exempt from the hotel quarantine requirement, starting as early as July.

Huge Express Entry draw: 5,956 invitations issued

 Mohanad Moetaz     02 June 2021

Canada invited 5,956 immigration candidates to apply for permanent residence in Canada's latest Express Entry draw on May 31.

Express Entry, Quebec and five PNP draws in one week

 Mohanad Moetaz     01 June 2021

Last week saw seven immigration draws take place including one Express Entry draw, a Quebec Arrima draw as well as six Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws.

Express Entry draw: Canada invites 500 PNP candidates

 Mohanad Moetaz     28 May 2021

A total of 500 immigration candidates were invited to apply for permanent residence in Canada's latest Express Entry draws on May 26.

India and Pakistan travel ban extended

 Mohanad Moetaz     25 May 2021

Canada has extended the travel ban on direct flights from India and Pakistan until at least June 21.