On September 21, 2021, the Government of Canada announced that Transport Canada will lift travel restrictions for all direct passenger and business flights from India on September 26, 2021.
Once the restriction is lifted, eligible travellers will have to follow additional measures to enter Canada.
Travellers will have to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 molecular test from the approved Genestrings Laboratory at the Delhi airport taken within 18 hours prior to departure.
In addition, before boarding, travellers’ test results will be checked again to ensure their eligibility.
On September 22, 2021, Canada accepted three direct flights from India to check whether the new measures were working.
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September 23, 2021
On September 21, 2021, the results of the 44th Parliamentary election were revealed.
The Liberal Party of Canada, led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, was re-elected and won a Minority Government with 32% of the vote and 158 seats.
After the re-election of Liberals, the Liberal immigration program which has been underway since 2015 is expected to continue.
This means the Government will continue to welcome more immigrants to support Canada's economic recovery after the pandemic, as well as to reunite families, help refugees and welcome more foreign workers and international students.
One of the long-expected changes is the removal of the citizenship fee.
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September 22, 2021
The Biden administration will keep land borders with Canada and Mexico closed until at least October 21, 2021.
The US is planning to ease travel restrictions for fully vaccinated foreign nationals in November.
To be eligible to enter the country, travellers will have to take a PCR test at least 72 hours before departure, as well as provide a negative result and proof of complete vaccination.
While Canadians still cannot travel to the US, fully vaccinated Americans enter Canada from August 9.
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September 21, 2021
Despite major Canadian metropolises have been popular destinations for immigrants for a long time, small and medium Canadian cities are now beginning to attract more overseas newcomers as the pressure of living in big cities increases.
A study conducted between 2013 and 2019 by David Campbell at Ryerson University showed that the number of immigrants who settled in smaller cities increased by 45%.
While only 9% settled in the four largest cities in Canada. Smaller cities, especially cities in the four Atlantic provinces, are slowly gaining popularity as destinations for immigration.
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September 20, 2021