Program delivery update: COVID-19 – Temporary resident visas (TRVs) and electronic travel authorization (eTA)

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

October 1, 2020

The Minister has extended the Ministerial Instructions (MIs) for temporary residence applications until January 31, 2021. The date listed in the instructions has been updated accordingly. Further, there are new cohorts that are exempt from the requirement to submit a temporary residence application using electronic means, which have been outlined in the instructions.

Updated instructions

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