Beginning March 16, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has cancelled all the in-person permanent resident landing appointments. People who had received the Confirmation of Permanent Residence will be allowed to validate their landing by phone. As of now, this measure will be in effect until April 13, 2020.
All pre-existing booked appointments will be held over the phone. The newcomers will be contacted via email in order to schedule the phone calls. Canada has also postponed all Refugee Claimant appointments as well for this time period and Claimants will be informed about their new appointments.