Canada is taking numerous steps to stop the spread of the coronavirus, but also trying to make sure that immigrants do not suffer a lot of damage. Once the pandemic situation is under control, Canada will have set a global example of the way immigrants should and can be accommodated.
What is Canada doing?
Countries all over the globe have established travel restrictions, and Canada might just be one of the most open countries in the world currently. Other countries have permanently shut down their borders and airports with no room for flexibility. The lockdowns are rigid. Canada has also taken such emergency measures, but the country is also trying its best to balance the best of both worlds.
The country has implemented steps that will stop the spread of COVID-19, but it is also welcoming foreign nationals inside the borders as long as they meet the requirements. The country is acknowledging that newcomers can contribute to the economy and provide essential support to the economy. They are focusing on enabling the reunion of family members during this crisis.
Will applications be affected?
Canada introduced the special immigration measures on March 16, 2020, in order to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The travel restrictions are expected to continue until June 30th. However, the government announced the exceptions in order to avoid significant disruptions to the immigration system. Canada is trying to normalize the immigration system in this situation. If applicants are unable to procure important documents, they will not be denied a chance. Instead, they will be given an extension, and the government will wait to pass a decision on their application.
There can be no denying that the Canadian immigration system is facing a large number of problems. The Canadian government officials are working remotely so as to keep themselves and their families safe.