*This page was last updated May 21 2020
Starting March 18th, most people who are not citizens or permanent residents of Canada are barred from entering the country, but there are many exemptions including for immediate family members of PRs or citizens, caregivers, seasonal workers, and those whose PR visas, work or study permits have been approved. Travelers arriving from international locations must self-isolate for 14 days.
In-person landing interviews and citizenship oath ceremonies have been postponed. Canada Border Services Agency has suspended removals until further notice. The Immigration and Refugee Board has suspended hearings until further notice, and applicable filing deadlines have been extended as a result. The Federal Court has extended filing deadlines until May 29, 2020 and has made online filing and service of documents easier. Legal Aid Ontario is still issuing certificates for many immigration/refugee matters.
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