Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) news: The implementation of eTA is postponed until November 9, 2016. As of November 10, 2016 visa-exempt visitors who fly to or transit through Canada need to apply for an eTA BEFORE their flight. Get your passport and credit card ready and apply online. For more information, please visit the Immigration Canada website.
Nearly 400,000 Chinese nationals were approved last year for multiple-entry visas, to come and go as they please from Canada for up to six months at a time. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada issues the visas that are valid for up to 10 years. Its figures show that only 27,739 Chinese were approved in 2010, the year that Beijing’s approved destination status for tourism to Canada came into effect. By 2012, when China overtook India in top spot, approvals hit almost 83,000. The 2013 figure of 113,110 nearly tripled in 2014 to 337,066. Last year, Chinese nationals were approved for [...]