Canada continues to be invested in immigrants. They are vital to Canada’s economy, especially as recovery from the pandemic continues.
As of June 21, 2021, any foreign national who has already been approved for immigration to Canada and holds a valid Confirmation of Permanent Residence may now travel to Canada. This document is tied to an immigrant’s passport and their medical exam. It is valid for up to a year.
Immigrants had not been able to travel to Canada due to pandemic-related travel restrictions, and therefore, some Confirmations of Permanent Residence had expired. Immigrants who held a Confirmation of Permanent Residence on or before March 18, 2020 were exempt from these travel restrictions. Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada is working with these immigrants to reissue a Confirmation of Permanent Residence to them. For immigrants with an expired Confirmation of Permanent Residence after this date, IRCC will be posting information on their website soon on how to get a new document.
All people travelling to Canada must comply with pandemic-related requirements for the health of Canadians and everyone. Immigrants may have support once they arrive in Canada including family, employers, or/and resettlement agencies.
These changes for immigrants with a Confirmation of Permanent Residence are alongside the new pathways to Permanent Residence for those foreign nationals already in Canada.