June 15, 2020 by Henry Chang in Immigration
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President Trump to Sign Presidential Proclamation Temporary Prohibiting the Entry of Certain Nonimmigrants

Introduction As previously reported, President Trump signed the Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the US Labor […]

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April 22, 2020 by Jonathan Mor in Immigration
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An overview of Canada’s domestic travel restrictions

Canada has already imposed restrictions on international travellers in order to limit the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), […]

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April 22, 2020 by Jonathan Mor in Immigration
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An overview of Canada’s domestic travel restrictions

Canada has already imposed restrictions on international travellers in order to limit the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), as well as a mandatory obligation on all travellers who enter Canada (with limited exceptions) to self-isolate for a period of 14 days. Most recently, certain provinces and territories have

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April 15, 2020 by Jonathan Mor in Immigration
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A revised update on Canada’s travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 outbreak

We previously discussed the restrictions that Canada has imposed on international travellers (Travel Restrictions), in order to limit the spread of the […]

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April 15, 2020 by Jonathan Mor in Immigration
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A revised update on Canada’s travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 outbreak

We previously discussed the restrictions that Canada has imposed on international travellers (Travel Restrictions), in order to limit the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Since that time, there have been several additional developments:

  • The Government of Canada has repealed and reissued its two Orders-in-Council relating to the Travel

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April 08, 2020 by Jonathan Mor in Immigration
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Update on special measures implemented for certain immigration applicants affected by COVID-19

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) previously implemented special measures for applicants for Canadian immigration benefits who have experienced disruptions due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and are located in China, Iran, and South Korea,.  These special measures were discussed here.  IRCC has since provided additional guidance on its COVID-19 special measures, which relate to

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March 17, 2020 by Henry Chang in Immigration
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An overview of United States travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 outbreak (United States)

President Trump has recently issued several Presidential Proclamations in response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which have restricted the ability of foreign nationals to travel to the United States. A summary of the US travel restrictions that have resulted from the COVID-19 outbreak (that the World Health Organization

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March 10, 2020 by Jonathan Mor in Immigration
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Special measures implemented for certain foreign nationals and immigration applicants affected by COVID-19

As coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, applicants for Canadian immigration benefits located in certain countries have experienced a number of disruptions with respect to the processing of their applications.  Such disruptions include: (1) the closure of visa application centres, (2) service interruptions at Canadian visa offices, (3) travel plan disruptions, (4) limited

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February 25, 2020 by Jonathan Mor in Immigration
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Update on Canada’s ability to collect traveller data during entries/exits

The Entry/Exit Program is a joint initiative between Canada and the United States.  Implemented on June 30, 2013, it enables Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) officers to collect information on foreign nationals (excluding U.S. citizens) who exited the country via land border crossing into the United States. 

Currently, the Customs Act[1] enables CBSA

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July 11, 2019 by Henry Chang in Immigration
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History of the Start-Up Business Class

The Start-Up Business Class began as a five-year pilot program targeting foreign entrepreneurs with the skills and potential to build businesses in Canada that: (a) were innovative, (b) could create jobs for Canadians, and (c) could compete on a global scale.  Entrepreneurs seeking permanent residence under the Start-Up Business Class were not required to

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