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Practice notice – Special measures due to covid-19 The Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) is actively monitoring the evolving situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has created challenges for parties and their counsel preparing for proceedings. The IRB recognizes that it is appropriate to take measures to help those who have matters before the Board and their counsel follow the proper health protocols required by the pandemic, as well as to ensure proceedings are conducted fairly when they resume. Therefore, the IRB announces the following special measures, which apply to all four of its Divisions, except where noted: 1)
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How the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is affecting immigration, refugees, citizenship and passport services: visitors, foreign workers and students Temporary foreign workers, some international students and approved permanent residents who haven’t yet landed are now able to enter Canada. The travel restriction exemptions that were announced are now in place. If you’re exempt, you can now travel to Canada. If you’re travelling by air, you need to pass a health check conducted by airlines before you’re allowed to board your flight. Anyone who shows symptoms of COVID-19 will not be allowed to enter Canada by air. When you arrive in Canada we’ll assess your health before you leave the port of entry. You must isolate for
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How the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is affecting immigration, refugees, citizenship and passport services: travel restrictions and exemptions To protect Canadians from the outbreak of COVID 19, the Prime Minister announced travel restrictions that will limit travel to Canada. Until further notice, most people cannot travel to Canada, even if they have a valid visitor visa or electronic travel authorization (eTA). These restrictions stop all non-essential travel to Canada by foreign nationals, but there are some exemptions. Some people may still be able to travel to Canada by air if they’re exempt from the travel restrictions and are coming for an essential purpose. On this page Who can enter Canada Exemptions to the
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Government introduces Canada Emergency Response Benefit to help workers and businesses The Government of Canada is taking strong, immediate and effective action to protect Canadians and the economy from the impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic. No Canadian should have to choose between protecting their health, putting food on the table, paying for their medication or caring for a family member. To support workers and help businesses keep their employees, the government has proposed legislation to establish the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). This taxable benefit would provide $2,000 a month for up to four months for workers who lose their income as a result of
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Orders In Council Whereas the Governor in Council is of the opinion that   (a) based on the declaration of a pandemic by the World Health Organization, there is an outbreak of a communicable disease, namely coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), in the majority of foreign countries;   (b) the introduction or spread of the disease would pose an imminent and severe risk to public health in Canada;   (c) the entry of persons into Canada who have recently been in a foreign country may introduce or contribute to the spread of the disease in Canada; and   (d) no reasonable
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Orders In Council Whereas the Governor in Council is of the opinion that   (a) based on the declaration of a pandemic by the World Health Organization, there is an outbreak of a communicable disease, namely coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), in the majority of foreign countries;   (b) the introduction or spread of the disease would pose an imminent and severe risk to public health in Canada;   (c) the entry of persons into Canada who have recently been in a foreign country may introduce or contribute to the spread of the disease in Canada; and   (d) no reasonable
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Other News
Update on 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program (March)
Temporary foreign workers, some international students and approved permanent residents who haven’t yet landed are now able to enter Canada.
Guidance for Employers of Temporary Foreign Workers Regarding COVID-19
If we already approved your permanent resident application
If we already approved your permanent resident application
How COVID-19 is affecting business at IRCC
Orders In Council
Canada to turn back asylum seekers, close border at midnight to stop spread of COVID-19
Interim Order to Prevent Certain Persons from Boarding Flights to Canada due to COVID-19
Canada provides update on exemptions to travel restrictions to protect Canadians and support the economy
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