The Canadian government has closed the land border with the US. The Americans want the border to be open in order to increase the pace of vaccination. Prime minister Justin Trudeau said that everyone wants to travel but we will have to wait and be patient until the health situation gets better.
People coming to Canada from closed land borders are required to quarantine for 14 days. At the start of quarantine, travelers are required to show proof of a negative test taken 72 hours prior to arrival.
Canada has welcomed 23,375, which is the highest monthly total
Since the travel restrictions are set in place, Canada has welcomed 23,375, which is the highest monthly total. The government’s figures show that from the start of 2021, a total of 48,025 newcomers were welcomed.
Canada would only be accepting 288,000 new immigrants in 2021
The annual target of 2021 of 400,000 newcomers entering Canada will only be achieved when the newcomers are accepted in large numbers later in the year. If we look at the current rate of entrants, Canada would only be accepting 288,000 new immigrants in 2021.
The main reason behind the slow flow of immigration is the latest restrictions from the US. Throughout the pandemic, the government of Canada has been fully committed to immigration
Canada has planned to welcome around 1.2 million newcomers between the years 2021-2023. The expected numbers are 401,000 in 2021, 411,000 in the year 2022, and 421,000 in 2023.