February 5, 2020 – The immigration minister of Canada is now all set to track the movements of travelers checking-in and leaving the country since February 2019.
No matter the foreign national lands to the country for work permit, study permit, visitor visas, permanent residence status or Canadian citizenship. The number of days immigrant stays is actually mentioned in the application.
Immigration, Refugee, Citizenship Canada (IRCC) can now obtain traveler information from the Canadian Border Service Agency (CBSA) through the entry/exit program.
IRCC will obtain the traveler information in order to verify residency requirements such as those in applications for Canadian citizenship and permanent residence. The IRCC will also be able to track the situation if the immigrant has overstayed than the time period they allowed to stay in Canada.
Basic information collected at the border includes:
- Full name;
- Date of birth;
- Nationality or citizenship;
- Sex; and
- Travel document information including type, number and issuing country.