How to Immigrate to Canada Legally
Before making travel arrangements, check with your employer (or your Ministry of Labour if you are with the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program [SAWP]) that your job is still available. Also, read the email you received from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and follow their advice.
You must use ArriveCAN to provide mandatory travel/quarantine information on and after your entry into Canada. Please review ArriveCAN’s pre-entry testing and requirements.
You must use ArriveCAN to provide mandatory travel/quarantine information on and after entry into Canada. Please review ArriveCAN’s pre-entry testing and ArriveCAN requirements.
Canada takes the abuse of temporary foreign workers (TFWs) very seriously. Employers who abuse workers can face a court penalty or be expelled from the program.
If you think you are being abused, or are at risk of being abused by your employer, you may be eligible to apply for an open work permit for vulnerable workers. For more information, please visit the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) page for vulnerable foreign workers who are victims of abuse.
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On December 15, Canada issued a notice to its citizens asking them to avoid all non-essential international travel. Last week, a group of travelers partying without masks en route to Mexico from Montreal earned a reprimand from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.Advertising
Pastel-colored buildings on the waterfront promenade in Old Town Willemstad, Curaçao. This Dutch island has been upgraded to risk level 4 by the CDC, joining sister “ABC” islands Aruba and Bonaire.Credit: Daniel Slim/AFP via Getty Images
It was also good news for Lesotho and Zimbabwe, two of the eight southern African countries that landed on level 4 in late November after the omicron variant of the coronavirus was discovered in the region. The U.S. travel ban affecting those countries was lifted on Dec. 31.
It was, meanwhile, a move in the wrong direction for Bahrain, Cape Verde, Ethiopia and Zambia, which had been at level 2. The United Arab Emirates moved up two risk levels from level 1.
AIRPORT AND ARRIVAL IN CANADA
Traveling is a little different these days! Before embarking on your next trip, prepare yourself by consulting the selected resource checklists below: one for pre-trip planning and one for when you’re ready for take-off. Since these resources come from official government agencies, please note that we’ve compiled them in one easy-to-follow place for easy reference.
For everything you need to know to prepare for a worry-free flight to or within Canada, visit the Government of Canada website. This resource includes information on airports, requirements, vaccination tests and more.
Biometric data step by step
When you make a reservation for services that cross the U.S.-Canada border, you must provide certain information, such as date of birth, gender, country of citizenship and detailed information about the type of identification you will carry on your trip. Other conditions apply.
Passengers traveling from Vancouver, BC must arrive at least one hour prior to departure for border crossing processing. In locations such as Montreal, QC or Toronto, ON, passengers must arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure. For those passengers who are not citizens of the United States or Canada, it is recommended that they arrive more than one hour prior to departure to complete additional U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing.
Non-U.S. citizens entering the country must also complete the I-94 Arrival Record and pay a $6 fee. To expedite the process, you may prepay the fee and apply online through the U.S. Customs website up to seven (7) days prior to your trip. Then, you will only need to complete the final steps when you are on board. If you choose to complete the entire process on board the train, you must have $6 in cash, in U.S. currency (the exact amount), to submit with the form.