Every year countries all over the globe welcome immigrants for work, education, and other purposes. COVID-19 has restricted traveling and Visa restrictions this year, which ended up in an all-time low exchange of resources.
Similarly, the ongoing pandemic has also impacted Canada’s immigration and mobility programs largely. Traveling restrictions were implemented after the pandemic outbreak, which stated that Canada would be shutting down its borders to non-Canadian citizens and permanent resident’s effective March 18, 2020. Foreign nationals who wish to travel to Canada for non-essential travel have been banned from entering, except for some foreign nationals and essential travelers. Flights were also only to be landed in Canada’s four airports: Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal after following all the precautionary SOP’s.
However, people are still allowed to apply for permanent residency for their upcoming years. IRCC processes endless residency submissions if the principal applicant is in Canada and has overseas dependents residing in China, Iran, or South Korea. Although if overseas dependents cannot travel, then the principal applicant would not be granted permanent residence.
Since the Canada-US border is closed for non-essential traveling, the flow of leisure travelers, regular tourists, and frequent cross-border shoppers has reduced considerably. Although temporary foreign workers may still travel between Canada and the US, due to 14-day self-isolation, it makes it a hassle to visit frequently.