According to a media release and cicnews, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is starting processing in an effort to be proactive on future processing times though some travel restrictions still apply. This Travel exemptions are for people who are coming to Canada for an essential reason, skilled workers, and others or for family members who are staying for more than 15 days.
In order to get the approval for entry to Canada, the travelers must also proof to the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) that they are travelling for an essential reason
Online applications will also resume by IRCC for processing for:-
- Study permits,
- Work permits, and
- Permanent residence
No paper applications for these immigration documents will be accepted for now.
Canada has put different measures in place to ensure applicants have the time they need to complete all steps of the application process, including giving their biometrics. Many of the visa application centres (VACs) has been reopening around the world.
It is still necessary to quarantine for 14 days for all people who enter Canada from abroad. It is also required that travelers provide border agents with an adequate quarantine plan.
Earlier today, Canada announced it was extending its travel restrictions until at least July 31.