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Canada's immigration system is evolving rapidly during the coronavirus pandemic. CanadaVisa continues to provide you with the latest information on COVID-19, Express Entry, the Provincial Nominee Program, family sponsorship, and study and work permits.

Temporary workers and students have until the summer to restore their status

 Mohanad Moetaz     08 January 2021

Foreign national temporary workers, international students and visitors to Canada now have until August 31 to restore their residency status.

First Express Entry draw of 2021 is a PNP-only draw

 Mohanad Moetaz     06 January 2021

Canada's first Express Entry draw of the year, on January 6, issued 250 invitations to apply to immigration candidates who have provincial nominations.

IRCC: New Parents and Grandparents Program immigration lottery has taken place

 Kareem El-Assal     05 January 2021

On January 5, 2021, the Canadian government announced it has held its latest Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) immigration lottery.

Travellers to Canada will need a negative PCR test, and more news from this week

 Mohanad Moetaz     05 January 2021

Here is a summary of the most important headlines from this week.

Canada immigration: 2020 Year-End Review of the PNP

 Alexandra Miekus     05 January 2021

There have been significant developments in the various Canadian provincial nominee programs over the past year.

An overview of Express Entry in 2020: A record-breaking year

 Mohanad Moetaz     01 January 2021

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and Canada’s travel restrictions that came with it, 2020 was the biggest year in Express Entry’s history.

Negative PCR test now required to enter Canada

 Mohanad Moetaz     31 December 2020

Travellers to Canada will now be required to obtain a negative PCR test up to three days prior to travelling to Canada.

Can travellers break their quarantine and leave Canada?

 Mohanad Moetaz     30 December 2020

Travellers to Canada may be allowed to break their 14-day quarantine period and leave Canada, but are required to stay in quarantine until they travel.

Canada immigration: What to expect in January 2021

 Kareem El-Assal     28 December 2020

January 2021 will mark the beginning of a year people all across the globe hope will be much better than 2020.

Canada's provinces invite even more immigration candidates before Christmas 2020

 Kareem El-Assal     24 December 2020

Canada's provinces have been busy in the lead up to Christmas 2020 inviting even more skilled worker immigration candidates.