Immigration: Avoid Hassles by Having all the Official Documents on Hand
Have you decided to come study in Montreal? Your engineering studies at ÉTS will soon be completed, and you want to stay permanently in Québec? In any case, you will have to comply with the immigration regulations. Here are some tips to help you avoid lots of hassles.
COVID-19: special measures in short
Restoring your status: If it has been more than 90 days since your legal status in Canada expired, you have until August 31, 2021 to apply to restore it, on an exceptional basis, if you meet the two following conditions: You are still in Canada and had valid status on or after January 30, 2020 AND your status expired on or before May 31, 2021. For more detailed information, please consult the IRCC website.
Biometric data: Since July 2020, IRCC has exempted temporary residents from the requirement to provide biometric data if they submitted their application for extension or modification of status from inside Canada. This measure is temporary, and is intended to allow for waiting applications to be processed more quickly.
For the special measures surrounding your immigration documents during the pandemic, refer to the following websites:
Please note that this page only presents a summary of the immigration procedures, laws and regulations that are currently in effect in Québec and Canada, which are subject to change at any time without notice. The websites of the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francophonie et de l’Intégration (MIFI, and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) take precedence over this site, and you are responsible for validating all information at the source.