Canada makes new announcement to welcome newcomers, meet 2021 immigration plan

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The Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced Monday that the PR applicants who a valid Confirmation of Permanent Residence, are now eligible to travel to Canada. (Photo – IRCC)

Marco Mendicino, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada, tweeted “Important news for PRs! Effective today, PR applicants who hold a valid Confirmation of Permanent Residence, including those approved after March 18, 2020, are now eligible to travel to Flag of Canada. #CoPR holders will be subject to public health & safety protocols at the border.”

Mendicino further added that today’s announcement will help us meet Canada’s Immigration 2021 Levels Plan by welcoming hard-working newcomers, reuniting families and showing our leadership when it comes to humanitarian resettlement.

This comes as Public Safety Canada announced earlier today that Canada will exempt the fully vaccinated travellers from mandatory quarantine requirements as of today.

Bill Blair, the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, said “As of 12:01 AM EDT today, fully vaccinated travellers already eligible to enter Canada will now be exempt from mandatory quarantine requirements.”

Blair further added “If you’re entering Canada via air, you will also be exempt from mandatory stay in an authorized hotel.”

He also added “Our border measures will always be based on the facts and the best scientific advice of our experts.”

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