On May 2, 2017, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) informally announced that it would no longer be permitting flag-poling at certain land crossings in the Southern Ontario Region during peak periods. CBSA has, today, clarified that the implementation of this initiative will be delayed until further notice.
CBSA has confirmed that this initiative, which would have prohibited the use of flag-poling to apply for an immigration status document or complete the permanent residence landing process at high volume ports-of-entry, including Queenston, Niagara Falls, Rainbow Bridge and Fort Erie (Peace Bridge) during peak periods (i.e. on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, or Mondays), will not be brought into effect until further notice. As the implementation of this initiative was postponed and not cancelled altogether, please stay tuned for more information.
(To read our earlier Alert outlining the restrictions that CBSA had initially announced, please click here)
For more information regarding this initiative or any other immigration matter, please contact a member of our team at PwC Law LLP.