Canada Opens Its Borders for International Students and Family Members

On October 2nd, Friday, Canada’s immigration minister Marco Mendicino made an announcement regarding the new relaxations introduced for traveling to Canada. These relaxations have brought a sigh of relief for family members of PR holders and student visa holders. In the below article we will learn more about these new changes:

Similarly, more relaxations have been announced in a press conference in Ottawa by Canada’s ministers responsible for immigration, health, and public safety for the extended family members of Canadian citizens, allowing them to enter Canada from Oct 8th. The extended family members include dependent children, adult children, siblings, and grandparents. A robust process will be put in place to allow them entry and they must obtain authorization before traveling to Canada.



Initially, when the travel restrictions were imposed, students were allowed to travel to Canada only if they received their study permit before March 2020. Later these were relaxed and students were allowed to fly to Canada if their program requires practical participation. But now, these have become more flexible, allowing international students to start on-campus classes if their Canadian Designated Learning Institute (DLI) has made the COVID-19 readiness plan under the critical supervision of their respective province.


But however robust the process may be, we, at EPA, will help you out in every way. We are a team of qualified and knowledgeable education enthusiasts, well-equipped with the procedures and well-known to the rules that change every now and then. To book a free consultation session, contact us at EPA Global (this should open the query form) or call us at +919878880099.