Canada introduces exemptions to border restrictions
Beginning on Oct. 8, certain extended family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents, and people who want to come to Canada for compassionate reasons, will be able to enter the country.
Family members who qualify include:
Individuals in an exclusive dating relationship with a Canadian citizen or permanent resident for at least one year, who have physically spent time with each other, and these individuals’ dependent children
Non-dependent children (adult children who do not meet the definition of a dependent child in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations)
Grandchildren, grandparents and siblings (including half and step siblings)
Pre-arrival approval is required, with more details on the application process set to be revealed next week, and each individual must be staying in Canada for more than 15 days.
Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, said individuals in an exclusive