Immigration Update: Canadian Border Closure Extended (June 30, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. EDT)

During this unusual time, CILF, is here to continue to support you with respect to all of your immigration needs. We are here to answer your questions and keep you informed. We will provide updates as soon as they are available. Our firm is well positioned to continue to focus on your immigration needs.
The travel restrictions relating to non-discretionary and non-optional travel into Canada have been extended once again (until July 21 for travellers from the U.S. and July 31 for travellers from a country other than the U.S.). The Order requiring travellers to quarantine for 14 days on arrival has been extended to the end of August.
While the EU will start allowing Canadians to visit starting July 1 and has urged countries on its approved list to reciprocate, Canada does not appear ready to relax travel restrictions for travellers from the EU at this time.
Accordingly, we continue to recommend that anyone (including Canadian citizens and permanent residents) seeking to enter or exit Canada speak with an immigration lawyer before doing so. Our lawyers can be reached by phone (416 368 1111) or via email:
Lastly, we would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Canada Day!
As it appears that many Canadians will be celebrating Canada Day from home this year, we would like to share the following links with you:
  1. Canada’s first cross-country virtual citizenship ceremony
  1. Live stream of Canada Day fireworks
Please contact your lawyer at CILF for additional details or specific questions.