Update on Coronavirus and Permanent Residency

Permanent resident applications are still being accepted but there may be delays to the processing time due to the coronavirus outbreak. As announced, there are travel restrictions in place. However, no application in progress will be closed or refused due to a lack of documentation or inability to complete the application process in time, such as giving biometrics or completing an immigration medical exam, when travel reopens.

You are able to come to Canada if your permanent resident application was approved on or before March 18, 2020. This is only if you have not yet had any symptoms of COVID-19.

If you are a Canadian permanent resident who is traveling back to Canada by air, you need to pass a health check conducted by airlines before you’re allowed to board your flight. Anyone who shows symptoms of COVID-19 will not be allowed to enter Canada by air.

When you arrive in Canada your health will be assessed before you leave the port of entry. You must isolate for 14 days even if you have no symptoms. This is mandatory.
Only people who provide essential services and truck drivers who regularly cross the border to maintain the flow of goods are exempt from the isolation requirements.