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Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

 

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Program Delivery Instructions 

  • General processing measures 

    • Expedited processing

    • Requests for additional documents on open applications

  • Citizenship

    • Missed appointments

    • Document requests

    • PRs applying for citizenship upon return from China, Iran or South Korea

  • Temporary residence

    • Urgent applications

    • Biometrics, interviews, and required documents

    • Withdrawal of temporary residence applications

    • Temporary residents in Canada unable to depart Canada

  • Permanent residence

    • Application intake

    • Travel documents

    • Approved permanent residence applications (COPR and PRV)

    • Re-opened applications

    • Medical examinations

  • Travel restriction measures

    • Air travel restrictions affecting foreign nationals

    • Exemptions

      • Family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents

      • Family reunification

      • Accredited officials

      • Protected persons

      • National interest

      • Transit passengers

      • Crew members

      • Canadian citizens travelling on a foreign passport

How the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is affecting immigration, refugees, citizenship and passport services

 

IRCC E-mail - Important Travel Advice for International Students

IRCC E-mail - Important Travel Advice for Temporary Foreign Workers

IRCC E-mail - Information for clients in Canada with a confirmation of permanent residence document

IRCC E-mail - Biometrics deadline extended from 30 to 90 days

Government of Canada

 

Orders in Council

 

Minimizing the Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 in Canada Order (Prohibition of Entry into Canada from any Country other than the United States) [26-03-20]

Minimizing the Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 in Canada Order (Prohibition of Entry into Canada from the United States) [26-03-20]

Minimizing the Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 in Canada Order (Mandatory Isolation) [24-03-20]

REPEALED - Minimizing the Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 in Canada Order (Prohibition of Entry into Canada from any country other than the United States) [22-03-20]

REPEALED - Minimizing the Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 in Canada Order (Prohibition of Entry into Canada from the United States) [20-03-20]

General Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Site

Transport Canada

COVID-19: Guidance material for air carriers - Managing travellers during the check-in procedure at international airports [02-04-20]

Interim Order to Prevent Certain Persons from Boarding Flights to Canada due to COVID-19, No. 3 [24-03-20]

REPEALED - Interim Order to Prevent Certain Persons from Boarding Flights to Canada due to COVID-19, No. 2 [20-03-20]

REPEALED - Interim Order to Prevent Certain Persons from Boarding Flights to Canada due to COVID-19 [18-03-20]

Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB)

 

Advisory Notice – COVID-19 – March 20, 2020 [20-03-20]

Notice: COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) [17-03-20]

IRB measures related to COVID-19 [16-03-20]

Advisory Notice – COVID-19 [15-03-20]

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) update as of March 13, 2020 [14-03-20]

Employment and Social Development Canada - Temporary Foreign Workers

Guidance for Employers of Temporary Foreign Workers Regarding COVID-19 [27-03-20]

Federal Court of Canada

Federal Court of Appeal - Notice to the Parties and the Profession: Extension of suspension period and additional measures taken [02-04-20]​

Message from the Federal Court in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic [13-03-20]​

Provincial Nominee Programs

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) COVID-19 UPDATES

Others

B.C. Medical Services Plan

Ontario Health Insurance Plan

COVID-19 CANADIAN IMMIGRATION NEWS

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