Canada eTA Resources

Canada eTA Resources

How is my information handled by the Canadian government for an eTA or visa application?

Updated: Jan 05, 2024 | Tags:: Canada eTA Processing, Canada eTA Data Privacy

People are becoming increasingly aware of the large amounts of information public institutions can collect and use without their knowledge. Given the sensitive nature of some of this information, it's only natural that people try to access and understand the data government institutions store and share amongst themselves. Below is a brief guide to the type of data collected, as well as how it may…

Canada conducts largest Express Entry draw

Updated: Feb 24, 2020 | Tags:: Express Entry, Canada Immigration

Introduction Canada's government conducted its largest-ever Express Entry draw on February 19th, inviting 4,500 candidates in three skilled worker categories to apply for permanent residence. This increase in invitations also saw a drop in the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required for application, from 472 in the previous draw to 470 in this one. Express Entry…

Visitor guide to understanding Canadian Culture

Updated: Jan 05, 2024 | Tags:: Canada eTA Uses, Canadian Culture

Canada is the northern neighbour of the United States on the North America continent. Canada is the second-largest country in the world by total land and water areas, yet it is sparsely populated. Canada touches the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Pacific Ocean on the west. This positioning gives Canada a lush maritime environment in the provinces that touch the oceans. The central part of the…

Regional pathways to residency start strong in 2020

Updated: Jan 28, 2020 | Tags:: Canada Immigration

Introduction One of the most notable characteristics of Canadian immigration policy over the last decades has been the trend toward a greater degree of control for provincial governments. But there's more to increasing local involvement in immigration than just the Provincial Nominee Program. Two local immigration programs demonstrate the wide range of different ways in which local governments…

The experience of travelling on a Canada eTA

Updated: Jan 05, 2024 | Tags:: Canada Entry Requirements, Cancel eTA Application, Canada eTA Processing

An eTA is a convenient travel authorization that provides individuals with the ability to travel to Canada without the need of a visa. Alternative forms of travel authorization into Canada include a Canada visa or a Temporary Residence Permit, both of which require longer processing timelines and higher application fees.

How to minimize errors on a Canada eTA application

Updated: Jan 05, 2024 | Tags:: Error on Canada eTA, Canada eTA Application Form

Filling out an eTA application online can be tedious. However, applicants should strive to be meticulous when completing the form and submit their applications at least several days or weeks before their departure to Canada. An error on an eTA application may result in a refusal as well as result in additional inconveniences if the traveller is unable to identify the cause…

Canadian immigration outlook for 2020

Updated: Jan 06, 2020 | Tags:: Canada Immigration

Introduction As the new year begins, Canadian immigration experts are looking ahead to see what new developments are in store for immigration to Canada. Both existing Liberal immigration policy and new Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Marco Mendicino's December mandate letter identify some key points that are discussed below. Steady increases to immigration levels In…

What happens when a Canada eTA is not instantly approved?

Updated: Jan 04, 2024 | Tags:: Canada eTA Status, Canada eTA Processing

The majority of eTA applications are instantly processed. Applicants are notified via email usually within five to ten minutes after submission. However, it is common for Canada eTA approvals to also be processed several hours or days after application submission. This article provides information on the reasons why a Canada eTA may not be instantly approved. Rest assured, processing timelines…

Can a Canada eTA be used for multiple entries?

Updated: Jan 05, 2024 | Tags:: Canada Entry Requirements, Canada eTA Multiple Entries

A Canada eTA can be used for multiple entries by tourism, business and transit travellers arriving to Canada by air. Travellers holding an approved eTA should be aware that the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), has the right to deny any traveller admission into Canada. Thus, if the CBSA officer is led to believe that an eTA applicant is abusing the conditions of visa-free…

Updates on US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement and family reunification rules for protected persons

Updated: Dec 12, 2019 | Tags:: Canada Immigration, Canada Visa, IRCC

What does the new US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement mean for Canadian immigration? A year of political deadlock finally ended on Tuesday, December 10 when lawmakers in the US House of Representatives agreed to ratify the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA, although officially Canada calls it the Canada-US-Mexico Agreement or CUSMA). The decision came after some amendments to the deal to…