Many immigrants with expired authorization are unable to enter Canada during the pandemic


28 Dec
28Dec

Due to international travel restrictions and flight cancellations, many immigrants could not enter Canada before their authorization expired. Yet asking the immigration department to reissue the authorization is a difficult thing to do. Federal Conservatives and the NDP have called on the Liberal government to recognize the urgency of the issue as new immigrants are unable to enter the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. They called on the Liberal government to take effective measures to resolve the issue immediately. In 2020, 158,600 immigrants reached Canada as permanent residents, compared to more than 341,000 in 2019. IRCC is accepting and processing applications for permanent residency from within and outside the country. 

Expired COPR holders can fill out the new webform; some were told they would receive an authorization letter that would allow them to travel. Many people whose Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) expired have to get their COPR approved again by contacting the embassy, but priority would be given to those who had confirmed travel plans, as per the Canadian government website says.

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