The Canadian government has finally allowed new permanent residents to travel to Canada after 15 months of border restrictions. These permanent residents will be allowed to immigrate when they arrive in Canada, provided they abide by all the public health measures for international travelers.
Canada’s Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino announced that new permanent residents will be able to travel to Canada from June 21, 2021. Previously, foreign nationals who received their Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) from the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) after March 18, 2020, were not exempt from the travel restrictions. This stopped their immigration journey as they couldn’t officially come to Canada to start their journey.
According to the IRCC, there are about 23,000 new permanent residents stuck outside Canada. However, the Canadian government has eased travel restrictions for fully-vaccinated individuals and new permanent residents with valid COPRs.
What Do You Need to Know Before Traveling to Canada with a COPR?
The final decision to allow you to enter Canada depends on the Canadian Border Service Agency (CBSA) official. Therefore, preparing in advance will help you avoid unnecessary delays.
International travelers must avoid coming to Canada if they exhibit any symptoms of the Covid-19 virus.