New measures for fully vaccinated international travellers
As of September 7, 2021, travellers who have been fully vaccinated for more than 14 days can travel to Canada on a discretionary basis. They are also exempt from having to complete a quarantine upon arrival in Canada. To check if you qualify for the fully immunized traveller exemption and to find out what public health measures you may be exempted from, visit the following link: https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/covid-vaccinated-travellers-entering-canada?_ga=2.257146379.1859942385.1633025522-823875245.1621608378..
New Portal for Permanent Residence Applications
Until now, many applications for permanent residence still had to be submitted by mail, in paper format. Recently, some applicants have been able to apply for permanent residence online. IRCC is testing a new application for certain permanent immigration programs, including family sponsorships. More information can be found here: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/how-to-apply-online.html..
New invitations to sponsor parents and grandparents sent out
IRCC is currently in the process of sending up to 30,000 additional invitations to potential sponsors who have already submitted an interest form for parent and grandparent sponsorship in 2020. If this is your case, keep an eye on your email inbox!