The Public Health Agency of Canada updated its border control policy on November 28, imposing a travel ban on the following 10 countries, including: South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Nigeria, Malawi, Egypt. All travelers who have been to the above countries within 14 days (such as study permit, work permit, tourist visa holders) are prohibited from entering Canada.
More importantly, Canada has strengthened the prosecution of all immigrants from other countries except the United States. Regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or not, entry personnel must be tested for the virus at the airport, and then self-isolate until the test results are obtained before they can move freely. When boarding the plane, the entry personnel must present the vaccination certificate and a valid negative report within 72 hours before they can board the plane.
So far, there have been eight cases of the Omicron variant in Canada, including five in Ontario, one each in Quebec, Alberta, and B.C. Not only is Canada’s border control being strengthened, but domestic customs’ exit policies are also increasing. The implementation of “no non-essential exit” is becoming stricter. A large number of tourist visa holders cannot enter Canada from China. We are worried that there may be other cases in the future Holders of visas (such as study or work permits) may also encounter more obstacles when leaving the country.
Considering the current repeated epidemic, Canada has updated the amnesty regulations for online courses with graduation work permits. Extend the time for overseas online classes for overseas students to August 31, 22. Completion of the study program between March 2020 and August 31, 2022 can be counted into the duration of the graduation work permit. All instant courses are completed through online courses, which will not affect the length of the graduation work permit. (Of course, the premise is that the course itself meets the application requirements for a graduate work permit).
Although online classes will not affect the application for a graduate work permit, Yurun’s assistant still recommends that everyone enter Canada as soon as possible, especially those who need to find a job in Canada. The biggest disadvantage of online learning is that students cannot integrate into the Canadian local environment, and it is difficult to obtain internship resources, job opportunities and other resources that are crucial to future immigration. If you are about to graduate in April next year and want to immigrate to Canada, please be sure to return to Canada to find a job before graduation. It is a top priority to strive to enter the country before the epidemic fluctuates and the border policy is tightened again.