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Resubmitting Your Canada Visitor Visa Application

By Ella BergquistSeptember 9, 2021
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Canada has announced that if you have submitted a Canadian Visitor Visa Application before September 7, 2021, then you are recommended to submit a new application. Due to COVID-19, the visitor visa processing times have been delayed and backlogged more than usual. If you’ve been waiting for a decision and want to travel to Canada […]

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How Long Does It Take to Get a Canada Visitor Visa?

By CaseyAugust 13, 2021
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Canada is accepting and processing Canada Visitor Visa (Tourist Visa) applications, however, there may be some delays due to COVID-19. Canada is one of the most popular destinations for immigrants to visit, so it’s no wonder that they receive thousands of visitor visa applications each year! Visiting Canada can be a very attractive option for […]

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How to Write a Letter of Explanation (LoE)

By CaseyNovember 19, 2021
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In some cases, applicants may be required to provide a Letter of Explanation (LoE) with their application. This may be due to a missing document that could not be given, an incoherence that drew the notice of the immigration official examining your case, and so on. This letter could be needed for many different kinds […]

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Canada Opens to US Tourists on August 9th

By Ella BergquistAugust 8, 2021
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Since March 2020, Canada had closed its borders to Americans traveling for non-essential reasons into Canada. On Monday, August 9th, Canada will re-open its borders for US citizens and permanent residents. There are still strict requirements for those looking to enter Canada. The requirements are implemented for both those who are crossing the US/Canada border […]

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Can I Travel To Canada If I’m Vaccinated?

By SierraNovember 19, 2021
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Last week Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that new border opening updates were to come for those looking to travel to Canada. Due to Canada’s current positive vaccination rate and public health conditions, Trudeau today announced these official updates granting many individuals entry to Canada. Officials already began easing Canada’s travel restrictions earlier this […]

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What to Expect When Giving Biometrics in Canada

By SierraNovember 19, 2021
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When immigrating to Canada, there are a number of steps and things to complete before successfully making the move, biometrics being one! This is a system built by the Canadian government to securely allow foreign nationals to enter Canada through a number of visas. Whether you are visiting, working, or applying for permanent residency, you […]

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Entering Canada With A NEXUS Card in 2021: Pre-Screening for Travelers

By SierraJune 3, 2021
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Once COVID-related travel restrictions are lifted, thousands of visitors and business people will be traveling to the United States and Canada each day. Those looking for expedited processing when crossing these borders may be interested in pre-screening programs such as NEXUS. The CBSA estimates that 1.4 million of the 1.7 million NEXUS cardholders are Canadian […]

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The US Adds Canada to ‘Do Not Travel’ List

By CaseyNovember 19, 2021
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On Tuesday, April 20th, the United States added a substantial amount of countries to the State Department’s “Do Not Travel” list – Canada, Mexico, France, and Israel making just a small fraction. This is due to the increasingly high levels of COVID-19 amongst these countries. Before Tuesday, the State Department listed 34 out of about […]

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Canada Eases Restrictions on Family Members Traveling to Canada

By Ella BergquistOctober 20, 2020
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Family reunification is an important part of Canada’s immigration policy. Due to the current pandemic, the laws have made it quite hard for out-of-country family members to reunite with their Canadian family members. It was announced that the federal government will be easing the border crossing travel policies. They intend to ease these policies allowing […]

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Apply for a Work Visa While Visiting Canada

By Ella BergquistSeptember 17, 2020
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Many people visit Canada and fall in love with its charm. There are many job opportunities that visitors come across and they may wonder, “Can I change my visitor visa to a work visa to stay in Canada longer?”. The answer used to be, “not really” but now there have been some changes that allow […]

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Canada Resumes Online Visa Application Processing

By CaseyJuly 1, 2020
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The IRCC has announced that beginning on July 1st, Canada will resume processing all online applications for visitor visas, transit visas and electronic travel authorizations (eTAs). Canada’s travel restrictions still apply, so many people will not be able to travel to Canada at this time. Resuming processing of these visas is an effort to be […]

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Are TRVs (Temporary Resident Visas) Still Being Processed?

By CaseyJune 9, 2020
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Update 6/9/20: The IRCC announced that Canada will resume the processing of temporary resident visas (TRVs) submitted online as well as electronic travel authorization (eTA) applications on June 9. IRCC also stated it will resume TRV processing online “to the extent possible.” Applications will be prioritized for individuals who are currently eligible to travel based on current travel […]