Residents of certain countries under the Visa Waiver Program can now travel to Canada after acquiring a temporary visa. Without a valid visa, these travelers are not permitted to board/board their respective flight to Canada. Before flying to Canada, please check out Canada’s entry requirements. If you do not meet their criteria, you might still be able to fly to Canada by showing proof that you have a valid passport.
Travel to Canada by airplane is usually the fastest way for visitors to enter the country. However, there are some airlines in Canada that provide air travellers with special services that can help them speed up their processes. For example, there are currently a rush service provided by two Canadian airlines to meet the demand of overbooking flights and increased traffic due to the introduction of the Visa Waiver Program.
In early August, the government lifted the ban on travel to Canada by Foreign nationals originating from countries with high rates of travel related problems. That ban affected both residents of Canada and non-resident foreign nationals who have already obtained a temporary resident status. The remaining forty-eight countries were still required to apply for the necessary visa prior to travelling to Canada. However, the changes to the Immigration and Work Certificate system affect foreign nationals already in Canada and requires them to apply for a certificate of quarantine before travelling to Canada regardless of whether they are in the country or abroad.
If your family member is a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or a person registered under the Immigrating Immigration Program, then they will not require a visa to travel to Canada regardless of their nationality. In addition, if you are from a country with a high crime rate such as Mexico, then you may still require a visa. If your family member is from any of the countries in North America, South America, the Caribbean, Central America or the Caribbean Islands then you will still need to apply for a visa if you are travelling to Canada regardless of your country of origin. However, you will be required to obtain a work permit before travelling to Canada regardless of your country of residence or where you intend to travel to in the event that you face the possibility of a rejection. For example, if you were applying to enter Canada as a guest of another country and were denied entry due to the criminal record of that country’s immigration authorities then you would be required to apply for a visa.
Many members of the immigrant community choose to visit Canada either permanently or temporarily. This allows them to continue to see foreign nationals reuniting after making changes to their immigration status or obtaining a green card. Whether it is a result of arriving to Canada as a visitor, settling permanently or as a permanent resident, those choosing to travel to Canada by using a visa are able to enjoy all that Canada has to offer. From the tourist attractions to the exciting night life, to the opportunities to live and work right in the country, to the ability to study in Canada – there are plenty of reasons to travel to Canada temporarily or permanently.
One of the ways in which a person registered under the Canadian Immigration Express Entry system can travel to Canada permanently is through the points system. Points are rewarded each time a person registered under the Express Entry system completes a job application or returns to Canada from international travel. There are a number of different point systems available and include the points based on language skills, experience, education and job specification. In order to be eligible to win points for a job or to be awarded points for an invitation to study in Canada, a person must demonstrate a genuine interest in the labour market in Canada as well as being in complete agreement with the Canadian immigration law.
Another way a person could travel to Canada permanently is through the private sponsor program. Sponsors are individuals or organizations that entering Canada temporarily for the express purpose of sponsoring a foreign national or an immediate family member. An enter Canada temporarily visa is good for up to six months. Once an individual reaches their six month validity period, they are eligible to apply for a permanent resident visa and be eligible to resettle in Canada.
When a person is eligible to apply for a permanent resident visa and then wishes to travel to Canada, they may not do so if they have dependent children who are members of the immediate family. For these reasons, the government has introduced legislation that will prohibit those eligible from travelling outside of the program. As well, the legislation states that the government will not encourage or promote the admission of persons into the program who have criminal records or guilty convictions against them. This ensures that those who travel to Canada temporarily will be protected by the law and able to enjoy their stay in this country.