On March 18, 2021, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced in his Tweeter that the border with the United States will remain closed for non-essential travels for another 30 days – until April 21, 2021. Trudeau said his government will continue to do whatever is necessary to keep Canada safe. In February, the federal government also extended the international travel ban until April 21. The Canadian border remains close for more than one year since the outbreak of the global pandemic. The only exception to travel restrictions includes essential workers, some family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents, and several categories of international students and foreign workers.
- Quebec invited 69 candidates in the fourth round of Arrima in 2021
- Fully vaccinated international students can be exempted from mandatory quarantine
- Ontario issued 583 NOIs in the Human Capital Priorities Stream
- Canada invited 1,002 provincial nominees in the Express Entry draw #193
- British Columbia held a new draw
- Canada’s new Oath of Citizenship officially recognizes First Nations, Inuit and Metis rights