Canada Immigration Update
Canada halts evacuation from Afghanistan: Canada's airlift mission from Kabul has ended as of August 26, 2021. The government issued a statement confirming that they are aware of Canadian citizens, permanent residents, their families and applicants under program for Afghans who remain in the country. Canada has helped to evacuate more than 3700 people from Kabul, and has indicated that they will continue to prioritize applications for family reunification from Afghanistan, as well as to continue to process applicants for the special programs introduced to support women leaders, human rights defenders, journalists, persecuted religious minorities, LGBTI individuals and family members of previously resettled interpreters.
To read more: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/2021/08/canada-expands-resettlement-program-to-bring-more-afghans-to-safety.html
Re-opening of border to Non-US citizens and Permanent Residents still expected to be allowed in early September
Travel for fully-vaccinated individuals other than U.S. citizens and permanent residents is expected to be allowed on September 7, 2021. If the epidemiology for COVID-19 in Canada remains favourable, the Canadian government intends to open Canada's border for discretionary travel (i.e. visits not currently permitted) by travelers from any country who have been fully vaccinated with Government of Canada-approved vaccines at least 14 days prior to entering Canada. This would be subject to any country-specific travel bans in place at the time.
To read more: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/news/2021/07/easing-border-measures-for-fully-vaccinated-travellers-entering-canada---permitting-discretionary-travel-for-citizens-and-permanent-residents-of-th.html?fbclid=IwAR2ojdHLu2_FIkWwWvI5z7X5HvdPm8IYkY3LoWiGlsuR_aQu-PUIqsfLm8Q