Travelers To Canada Now Required To Obtain A Negative COVID-19 Test Report

In compliance with the mandatory use of the ArriveCAN mobile app to furnish personal information and a 14-day quarantine plan, travelers will now need to submit a negative COVID-19 test report before entering Canada.    


The negative COVID-19 test will have to be taken three days before arriving in Canada. The nature of the test must be PCR, which is currently the widely used test for coronavirus. Further details are still being finalized and more information will be available next week.


Speaking at a press release, the public health minister Bill Blair also stated that the test requirement will not replace the 14-day quarantine requirement. 


All the travelers are required by law to be quarantined for 14 days from the date of their arrival in Canada. They are required to submit a detailed plan for their quarantine – mentioning how they reach their place of quarantine, how will they obtain groceries, food, medicine, etc. 


There is a penal award of upto six months in prison or up to CAD $750,000 in fines for not adhering to the quarantine plan. 


Immigration Becomes Even More Attractive As Canada Approves COVID-19 Vaccine


Canada gave its first approval for a coronavirus vaccine on December 9, 2020. According to this vaccine tracker, just over 70,000 Pfizer vaccinations have been administered across Canada. Meanwhile, the Moderna vaccine has also started making its way into Canada.


Despite the lockdowns and travel restrictions worldwide, Canada continued to keep its immigration system active. Even during the early phase of worldwide lockdown, between April-June, Canada conducted regular Express Entry nomination draws and a few Provincial Nominee Program draws. Together, these draws resulted in inviting thousands of foreign immigrants outside Canada to apply for permanent residence.  


Canada equally focused on Business immigration of young entrepreneurs, innovators as well as investors to start a business in any of the suitable provinces. British Columbia went ahead with introducing a new regional pilot program for Business Immigration for candidates with lower net worth and language proficiency criteria. 


Ask our Senior Business Development consultant for more details. 


Further, Canada secured the interest of international students who form a major part of the country’s forex income as well as the potential labor force. Statistics Canada had earlier noticed that over 50% of international students who completed their post-graduation course in Canada ended up obtaining permanent residence. 


Canada has even made it easier for foreigners to obtain citizenship in quick time. 

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With the new Immigration levels plans, Canada is expected to target more than 200,000 economic-class immigrants annually till 2023. In addition to it, it has increased the annual allocations for family reunification programs for the same time period. 


CanApprove recommends to take this free online assessment and determine your eligibility. Now is also the best time to plan your immigration to Canada. 


Book a free appointment with one of our consultants today!


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