To safeguard the continuity of trade, commerce, health and food security for all Canadians, we will be updating exemptions to travel restrictions to include foreign nationals who have already committed to working, studying or making Canada their home.
PLEASE NOTE: Those affected by these exemptions should not try to travel to Canada immediately. We will announce when the exemptions are in place, which we anticipate will be early next week.
These travel exemptions include seasonal agricultural workers, fish/seafood workers, caregivers and all other temporary foreign workers.
The travel exemptions also include international students who held a valid study permit or had been approved for a study permit when the travel restrictions took effect on March 18.
Permanent resident applicants who had been approved for permanent residence before the travel restrictions were announced on March 16 but who had not yet travelled to Canada are also exempted from the travel restrictions.
Foreign nationals coming to Canada through these program will be considered essential travel with regards to land border restrictions.
In addition to health screening protocols before travel, all individuals entering from abroad must isolate for 14 days upon their arrival in Canada.