09 Jun IRCC begin to process Temporary Resident Visas
IRCC begin to process Temporary Resident Visas
On June 8, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), announced about resuming processing of the temporary resident visas (TRVs) and electronic travel authorizations (eTAs). TRV applications will be prioritized for foreign nationals who can travel based on the current travel restrictions; IRCC also noted that it resumes processing both new and old applications. On April 10, Canada suspended the processing of non-essential visitor visa (TRV) applications, as well as the eTA applications. At the moment, the full reopening of the borders may happen on July 1, 2020, when the restricting measures will expire. Nevertheless, at the moment there are no announcements on the issue.
#IRCC, #TRV, #eTA, #COVID_19
Canada released a new program delivery update regarding CPTPP
On June 08, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) released a new program delivery update regarding the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). IRCC removed the note “Permanent residents of Australia and permanent residents of New Zealand may also qualify for temporary entry under the CPTPP” as this note is now specified under each sub-category. It also removed New Zealand from the Investor criteria – T50 CPTPP instructions and updated the Professionals and technicians – T52 CPTPP instructions to clarify the responsibilities of the employer submitting the job offer and provide more detailed info in the Global Case Management System (GCMS) section.
#IRCC, #CPTPP, #New_Zealand, #Australia
Good news for family members of Canadians from CBSA
On June 8, 2020, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) published in a press release that starting June 9, immediate family members of Canadian citizens or permanent residents will be exempt from the COVID-19-related travel restrictions in the case they are visiting their relatives for a period of 15 days or more. This applies to spouses or common-law partners, dependent children, parents or stepparents, guardians or tutors. The new instructions do not apply to immediate family members of international students or foreign workers.
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