Program delivery update: COVID-19 – High-performance amateur athletes

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

March 17, 2021

The entry prohibition and mandatory isolation orders in council have been amended to create an exemption that will facilitate the entry of high-performance amateur athletes into Canada.

Canadian Heritage (PCH) is leading an authorization process for high-performance amateur athletes and support personnel participating in designated international single-sport events (ISSEs).

A new instruction page outlines PCH’s authorization process, as well as how to prioritize the processing of immigration applications for this clientele.

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