For over 25 years, the CSA has effectively advocated on behalf of its members and the travelling public on a range of issues such as the preservation of health coverage, reimbursement for out-of-country medical emergencies, access to prescription medications, and much more. On September 19, , U. This bill would allow eligible Canadian retirees to spend up to eight months vacationing in the United States annually — two months longer than the current six-month limit. This legislation seeks to increase the admission period for qualified Canadian retirees vacationing in the United States to eight months. The CSA works with the Saskatchewan Government to overturn the application of provincial sales tax PST on travel medical insurance premiums in the province. The Manitoba Department of Health, Seniors and Active Living clarifies their position on the term certificate, indicating to the CSA in writing that it is only a recommendation and not a requirement for Manitoba travellers departing the province for more than three months. Effective January 1, , Saskatchewan formally increases the amount of time residents may be absent from the province, from six to seven months over any month period , while still retaining continuous provincial health coverage. The Northwest Territories changes their temporary absence policy, and now allows residents to be absent from the territory for up to seven months, while still remaining eligible for continuous health coverage. Effective August 1, , residents of Nova Scotia will be able to spend up to seven months outside of the province, each calendar year, and still retain their Medical Services Insurance MSI coverage.
The Canadian province of Quebec recently enacted a new law that bans many public employees — including teachers, police officers and judges — from wearing religious symbols in the workplace. Quebec is not the only jurisdiction to enact restrictions on religious dress in public. A ban on face veils is also in force in several other European countries.
Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) has extended the validity date of status cards Are you crossing the Canada-U.S. border as a Status Indian.
As a dual citizen I was entitled to cross the border, closed to most Americans because of the pandemic. I would suggest that they get their plates changed. I would suggest that they ride a bike. Before the pandemic, when Americans could choose most any country in the world to travel, Canada was their second most popular foreign destination, behind only Mexico. Lured by the proximity, advantageous exchange rate and safety of their northern neighbor, in the first six months of last year, U.
But the welcome mat was rolled up on March 31, when the border between the two countries was closed to tourists. Many are routinely turned away at border crossings, while other have chosen to go sightseeing instead of taking the most direct route to Alaska as required of those driving from the Lower 48 — even though violators face possible fines, jail or even being banned from Canada. There were so many interlopers that on July 31, Canada began limiting which crossings along the border with the United States can be used by foreign nationals who are allowed to transit through the country for nondiscretionary purposes.
It is also requiring them to register, and making them display a hang tag on their rear view mirror with a mandatory departure date. The crackdown comes even though the number of tickets issued was just a fraction of the number of reports coming in to Royal Canadian Mounted Police. In the province of Alberta, for instance, there were no tickets issued to American motorists in April, May or July, and only nine tickets issued in June, all in Banff National Park, said Cpl.
Tammy Keibel, a spokeswoman for the R. His downfall, like that of many others, was precipitated by concerned citizens, not authorities. The Alaska plates on his truck were spotted June 25 during one of the regular parking lot sweeps that the Rimrock Resort Hotel in Banff conducts.
Until further notice, most foreign nationals cannot travel to Canada, even if they have a valid visitor visa or electronic travel authorization eTA. To be eligible to travel to Canada as a foreign national, you must meet the requirements for either. This plan is mandatory. You must also have a quarantine plan that shows how you will quarantine for 14 days when you arrive in Canada.
Terms and Conditions · Transparency; About us Library and Archives Canada holds immigration records, up to and including The Form 30A was used for ocean arrivals while Form 30 replaced the The request should include the full name at time of entry into Canada, date of birth and year of entry.
To help protect youth from sexual predators and to fight child sexual exploitation, which has become increasingly prominent in the age of the Internet, the Government of Canada has passed new legislation increasing the age of consent for sexual activity. From until recently, the age at which a youth could consent to nonexploitative sexual activity was 14 years 1. With the recent change to the criminal code of Canada, the age of consent for nonexploitative sexual activity is now 16 years.
Nonexploitative activity is defined as sexual activity that does not involve prostitution or pornography, and where there is no relationship of trust, authority or dependency between the persons involved 1. A coach, spiritual leader, teacher, school principal, guidance counsellor or family member are all examples of persons in a position of trust or authority with youth.
For exploitative sexual activity prostitution or pornography, or where there is a relationship of trust, authority or dependency , the age of consent is 18 years. The spirit of the new legislation is not to regulate consensual teenage sexual activity. To this effect, there are a few notable exceptions to the law:. Youth 12 or 13 years of age can consent to nonexploitative sexual activity with peers when the age difference is no more than two years.
For example, a year-old child is deemed capable of consenting to sexual activity with a year-old, but not a year-old. Youth 14 or 15 years of age can consent to nonexploitative sexual activity when the age difference is no more than five years. For example, a year-old can consent to having sexual intercourse with a year-old, but not with a year-old. Children younger than 12 years of age can never consent to sexual activity with anyone, of any age, regardless of whether they say they do.
As before, all nonconsensual sexual activity, regardless of age, constitutes a sexual assault.
He is cautioning that it could be months still before non-essential travel is allowed. The extension on the existing agreement means that the border restrictions will stay in place until June 21, even as parts of both countries begin gradually reopening. The agreement, as it stands, exempts the flow of trade and commerce, as well as vital health-care workers such as nurses who live and work on opposite sides of the border.
Tourists and cross-border visits remain prohibited.
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If you are planning to be married in a foreign country, you should contact the nearest embassy, high commission or consulate of the country where the marriage will take place. They will tell you what documents you will need and whether they need to be authenticated. Canadian government offices abroad can also provide information about laws and regulations in the countries where they are located and a list of local service providers if you need legal guidance.
You cannot get married at a Canadian embassy or consulate in a foreign country. Canadian consular officials do not perform marriage ceremonies, and they do not have to attend your marriage. Marriages that are legally performed in a foreign country are usually valid in Canada, and you do not need to register them in Canada. Marrying a citizen of another country may automatically make you a citizen of that country.
This will not affect your Canadian citizenship, but your adopted country may not recognize your Canadian citizenship and may prevent Canadian consular officers from helping you. Although same-sex marriages are legal in Canada, they are not recognized in many countries. Same-sex civil unions are more widely recognized.
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Library and Archives Canada holds immigration records, up to and including for arrivals at ocean and border ports. There are no comprehensive nominal lists of immigrants arriving in Canada before From onwards, passenger lists and border entry lists were the official record of immigration; no immigrant applications or files exist. For a period of five years, from to , an individual form was used instead of passenger lists and border entry lists.
The Form 30A was used for ocean arrivals while Form 30 replaced the border entry lists. The use of passenger lists and border entry lists resumed in These immigration records were microfilmed in the s and s and were not produced to archival standards. As a result, the quality of some microfilm reels is poor.
Below are answers to the most frequently asked questions from Canadians in the United Kingdom. There is also useful information for foreign nationals who have already committed to working, studying or making Canada their home. Please read this before contacting the High Commission to allow us to focus on assisting Canadians in distress and requiring urgent assistance. We advise against coming to Canada House in person.
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We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible, but we are unable to provide a specific date. COVID Related Travel Restrictions.
View Alerts and Messages Archive. Valid at time of entry. If you are transiting Canada en route to Europe, your passport must be valid for at least 3 months beyond your planned date of departure from the Schengen area. The consular district includes the province of Ontario except for the counties of Kingston, Lanark, Leeds, Prescott, Refrew, Russell, and Stormont, which are served by the U. Embassy in Ottawa. The Consulate in Winnipeg provides only emergency services for U.
Routine services such as visas, passports and notarials are handled at other U. Consulates General, primarily Calgary. For tourist visits to Canada of less than days, U. Other types of travel e. Travel Programs: Both the U. Entry into Canada: Canadian law requires that all persons entering Canada carry both proof of citizenship and proof of identity.
Out-of-Country Hemodialysis Reimbursement. Renew or replace your health card. What OHIP covers. OHIP coverage across Canada. Every Ontarian deserves the opportunity to safely travel abroad. Starting January 1, Ontario is launching a new program to fund out-of-country dialysis services, ensuring that Ontarians living with kidney failure can continue to receive support for the dialysis care they need when they are travelling outside of Canada.
sexual activity was 14 years (1). With the recent change to the criminal code of Canada, the age of consent for nonexploitative sexual activity is now 16 years.
Yue Qian does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. In fact, this is now one of the most popular ways heterosexual couples meet. Online dating provides users with access to thousands , sometimes millions, of potential partners they are otherwise unlikely to encounter. It is fascinating to see how online dating — with its expanded dating pools — transforms our dating prospects.
Can we broaden our social network to a variety of backgrounds and cultures by accessing thousands of profiles? Or do we limit our choice of partners through targeted searches and strict preference filters? When photos are readily available for users to evaluate before they decide to chat online or meet offline, who can say that love is blind? Before I started my research project about online dating in Canada, I did a micro social experiment with my partner.
We created two profiles on a mainstream dating app for heterosexuals: one was a profile for a man that used two of his photos — an Asian man — and the other profile was for an Asian woman and used two of my photos.
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Due to ongoing concerns related to the spread of COVID, preventative measures have been enacted throughout our global network of offices. Consular services remain available to Canadians. Many Government of Canada offices are encouraging clients to limit in-person visits. Canadians in need of assistance should contact the Government of Canada office nearest them by phone or e-mail before visiting in person. You can also contact the Emergency Watch and Response Centre.
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