Canada has reopened its Border for all- Get your Canada Immigration File Ready now

by By Rajneesh Kumar


Posted on September 8, 2021


Canada has reopened its border for all

The government of Canada has reopened its border for all fully vaccinated foreign travellers from September 7, 2021. Its boon for all the aspirants of Canadian skilled Permanent Residence (PR) visa, who were waiting to either apply for immigration to Canada or fly to Canada after getting a COPR (Confirmation of Permanent Residence). Hence, if you are one among them it’s your chance to prepare your immigration file for Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) visa.

It is time to prepare for immigration to Canada

Although, direct flights from India to Canada are banneduntil 21 September, however, you can still move to Canada through an indirect route. The fully vaccinated travellers from India can also fly to Canada, provided they make a stopover in a third country to undergo an RT-PCR test.

Since Canada is accepting the fully vaccinated travellers, therefore, it isgood to get yourself fully vaccinated, before you plan your travel to Canada.

Who ‘Fully Vaccinated’ as per Canadian government?

To qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption, you needs to:

  • be eligible to enter Canada on the specific date you enter
  • have no signs or symptoms of COVID-19
  • have received the full series of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine or a combination of accepted vaccines
  • have received your last dose at least 14 days prior to the day you enter Canada
    • Example: if your last dose was anytime on Thursday July 1st, then Friday July 16th would be the first day that you meet the 14 day condition
  • upload your proof of vaccination in ArriveCAN app
  • meet all other entry requirements (for example, pre-entry test)

Which are the accepted COVID-19 vaccines in Canada?

Find below the list of accepted Covid-19 vaccines in Canada:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty, tozinameran, BNT162b2)
  • Moderna (mRNA-1273)
  • AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD (ChAdOx1-S, Vaxzevria, AZD1222)
  • Janssen/Johnson & Johnson (Ad26.COV2.S)

Also readHow to apply for Canada PR visa from India

What is the best pathway to apply for immigration to Canada on PR visa?

The federal Express Entry System is the fastest way to apply for and obtain the Canadian Permanent Residence (PR) visa for the skilled professionals from overseas. Find below the stepwise process to apply for PR Visa in Canada.

  • Acquire the necessary documents, i.e.
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test for English proficiency and
    • Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) from an approved assessing authority, i.e. WES, ICAS, IQAS, etc.
  • Score minimum 67 points under the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) category of EE system, based on key factors, i.e. age, education, language proficiency, work experience, etc.
  • Create profile in EE system and find place in the Express Entry pool of candidates, where you will get point score based on CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System)
  • Get the ITA (Invitation to Apply) for Canadian PR Visa from Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
  • Once the ITA received, submit complete application for Canadian PR visa along with documents.
  • The IRCC will verify the document and the application and subsequently, issue the PR visa approval.

 

If you need assistance to apply for Canadian PR visa this year, you may contact Visas Avenue– the foremost and trusted Immigration Advisor and Consultant for Canada. You may call VA immigration expert on Toll-Free No. 78-18-000-777 or you can drop us an e-mail at info@visasavenue.com.


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