Canada Immigration News

Parent born in Canada? You’re Canadian!

Was your mother or father born or naturalized in Canada? Under recent amendments to Canada's Citizenship Act, nearly all persons whose parent was born or naturalized in Canada are now Canadian citizens. This is true even if your parent left Canada as a child; married an American citizen (or other non-Canadian); or became a U.S. citizen (or citizen of another country). These new laws apply to the first generation born abroad. So if your mother or father was born in Canada you are likely a citizen. However, with some important exceptions, your own children are generally not Canadian citizens if they...

Canada to re-open Express Entry draws in July 2022.

Most economic and employment based permanent immigration to Canada is funneled through the Express Entry system. This includes the Federal Skilled Worker class, the Canada Experience Class, the Federal Skilled Trades class, and a part of the Provincial Nominee class. Express Entry is a competitive points-based system in which points are awarded for factors including language ability in English and French; education; skilled work experience; age; and the availability of a job offer in Canada. About every two weeks, the top ranking candidates in the Express Entry "pool" are invited to submit applications for permanent residence. Due to COVID related...

Canada ends COVID test requirement for travel to Canada

On March 17, 2022, Canada announced that COVID tests are no longer required for fully vaccinated persons seeking admission to Canada, effective April 1, 2022. This applies to all travelers, including Canadian citizens and visitors. Fully vaccinated travelers are not required to quarantine. Fully vaccinated travelers may be randomly selected to take an arrival COVID test at land ports or entry. The requirement for random testing at airports has been suspended as of June 11, 2022 for fully vaccinated travelers. Fully vaccinated foreign nationals may be admitted to Canada for any legal purpose including tourism, subject to general Canadian immigration...