Category: Canada immigration

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

Canada Federal Workers On Strike

More than 155,000 federal workers in Canada went on strike after the union and the Canadian government failed to reach an agreement on issues related to wages and work-from-home. It is expected to affect multiple government services from visa application, immigration processing, passport renewals, and tax services, among others. The Public Service Alliance of Canada…
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Visitors In Canada Can Apply for Work Permit Without Leaving the Country

The Canadian government has extended a temporary policy aimed at facilitating work permit applications for foreign nationals who are already in Canada as visitors.  The policy, which was set to expire at the end of February 2023, has now been extended for another two years. Under the policy, visitors who have held a work permit…
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Canada Extends Work Permit to Family Members of Temporary Foreign Workers

In a move that may benefit thousands of foreign professionals, Canada will expand its work permit eligibility to the family members of Open Work Permit (OWP) holders in 2023. This comes amid the labour shortages in the country. The Open Work Permit allows foreign nationals to work in Canada for any employer and any job. …
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Canada To End COVID Travel Requirements

It has been reported that the Canadian government would end random testing for all travellers entering Canada and vaccination requirements for foreign nationals entering the country on September 30, 2022. Travellers on planes and trains will still require face masks. The removal of travel restrictions will come as welcome news to travellers frustrated by delays…
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Japan Electronic Visa for Canada and U.S. Citizens

Japan has launched a new electronic visa scheme for American and Canadian citizens.  Travellers interested to visit Japan for tourism purposes have to be accompanied by a local guide for the duration of their stay so only tourists who are visiting as part of organised tours are permitted to enter. The visa exemption scheme for…
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