How did the pandemic affect Canada's immigration?

As of August 28th, 2022 Canada has registered 4,158,491 Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases.

Flying to Canada Requirements Checklist

Important: Please note that if you don't submit your information through ArriveCAN, you:

may be denied boarding if arriving by air and may be denied entry into Canada if crossing at a land or marine border crossing (if you are a foreign national traveling for discretionary purposes)

As of September 7, 2021, travelers entering for exempt essential travel, such as frequent cross-border work, essential services, medical support and trade and transportation, will be able to save time by entering their mandatory information into ArriveCAN once and using the same ArriveCAN receipt for each entry

(Use ArriveCAN to enter Canada)

The COVID-19 test will need to be done within 72 hours before the departure of the final flight to Canada.

Travel Restriction Measures due to Covid-19 can be found here

Immigration applications processing

Many potential applicants are wondering whether they are able to submit their residence application through Express Entry (EE) Application Profile. The Express Entry draws are still implemented; accordingly, you can submit both PR application and Express Entry Applications.

Canadian provinces (PNP – Provincial Nominee Programs) hold draws as well.

Keep in mind that Canadian Immigration Authorities might request additional documents necessary for all citizenship and immigration applications. Especially this might be the case with the additional medical documentation. Canadian Immigration applicants will have 90 days to respond to the request letter for additional documentation. New applications with missing supporting documentation will need to include an explanation.


If the passenger has any sickness signs, she/he might be denied from boarding a plane unless they have a medical certificate that confirms the symptoms are not due to coronavirus.

* Please note that these rules might change and in order to avoid any travel issues please confirm with the CBSA (Canadian Border Services).

Click here to fill out the Immigration Assessment form.


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