May 13, 2020
【Travelling to Canada for Essential Service workers 】
Canada is still under the travel ban due to COVID-19, but those who work in an *Essential Services can come to Canada.
- To work in Canada, you must apply for a Work Permit at an embassy and have a POE letter (approval letter). Online applications are being assessed; however, it may take longer.
- Most Biometrics facilities are temporarily closed. You will need to wait for the facility to reopen to conduct the Biometrics, before a POE letter can be issued to you.
- 14 days of self-quarantine is required after arrival in Canada. You can’t work during this time, but employers must still pay their employees.
- Carry with you a letter from your employer, including a plan to self-quarantine, what you plan to do for Essential Services and a compelling reason to start working in Canada.
- Those who have positive an LMIA or WP Opinion letter must also apply for a WP at the embassy.
- If you plan to bring your family over, leave it for when the travel ban gets lifted. Please keep yourself updated with the news in Canada.
- Travelling from Japan to Canada remains categorized as Travel
Cancellation Recommendation. Postponement of all non-essential travel is recommended.
Please watch travel restriction announcement from a country where you reside.
＊Essential Services – following links show if your industry is an Essential Service.
ArriveCanada (Mobile app)
By installing ArriveCanada (on iOS or Android) on your cell phone, travelers can have efficient communications with the Government of Canada while keeping a safe distance from the officers.
Get COVID-19 Updates
You may receive information about Canada COVID-19 situation by registering your e-mail address from this link. It is a trustworthy recourse as Canadian government provides news.
IRCC Travel Restriction measures: COVID-19 Program Delivery
※ Immigration rules are changing frequently at this time. This information is as of May 13.
Yumi Ueda, LLB 【Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant】
Originally from Saitama, Japan and immigrated to Canada in 2003. Graduated from the Immigration Practitioner program at University of British Columbia in 2005. Worked at an immigration division of Davis LLP (integrated to the world’s largest law firm DLA Piper) from 2007 to 2016. In 2009, passed the national exam of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC), and became a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant. Established YuPass Canada Immigration Inc.
in 2016. Has experience with assisting over 1,000 customers from 28 countries. Member of Canadian Association Of Professional Immigration Consultants
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