After the tragic explosion in Beirut Canada has extended it’s helping hand and has provided additional immigration support to Lebanese nationals. This was announced on September 3, 2020. Canada has established an immigration task force in support of Lebanese individuals impacted by the explosion
The government of Canada will prioritize travel documents for Canadian citizens and permanent residents in Lebanon and waive a few fees to help individuals return to Canada. IRCC has also considered visitor visa applications for the immediate family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents that were personally impacted by the Beirut explosion as a priority. Spouses, Common-law partners, Dependent Children, Parents or step-parents will be considered as immediate family members. Please read
To get qualified for assistance, individuals must:
Submit an application on or after September 3rd, 2020 and on or before January 31, 2021.
The individual must have lived in an affected area at the time of the explosion, if you are seeking help as an immediate family member of a Canadian citizen / permanent resident.
Include proof that you were personally impacted by the explosion. Proof can include documentation listing your residential address or copy of medical expenses or legal documentation.
If you would like to immigrate as a skilled worker to Canada, there are different pathways. Nearly 200,000 to 400,000 Lebanese individuals in Canada and around 1,800 Lebanese immigrate to Canada annually. Coronavirus pandemic has made things difficult for everyone, Yet Canada has successfully invited almost 70,000 immigration candidates in 2020. For permanent residency please check your eligibility for Express Entry.