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Family members are not automatically admitted but can obtain a letter of authorization  

Family members of foreign nationals, and family members of Canadians/Permanent Residents who are not themselves Canadians or Permanent Residents, will not be admitted as CBSA generally doesn’t deem them “essential”. They may, however, be admitted with a letter of authorization from the Canadian government IRCC).  The border officer at the Canadian border (CBSA) will have the final decision on entry,

A letter of authorization for family members can be obtained as follows:

Email IRCC at IRCC.COVID-TravelExemptions-Exemptionsdevoyage-COVID.IRCC@cic.gc.ca. They will contact you within 48 hours of getting your email and tell you what to do next. For further details on what needs to be included in email messages please see this IRCC site.

Note: this letter from IRCC is not required for US citizens.

Family members from the US can now enter Canada to reunite with Canadian or Permanent Residents living in Canada

As of June 8th, 2020 foreign nationals who are living in the US and are immediate family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents, and who do not have COVID-19 or are showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19, or who do not have reason to believe they have COVID-19 can now re-unite with their family in Canada.

Included are:

 -Spouse or common-law partner

 -Dependent child

 -Parent or step-parent or the parent or step-parent of the person's spouse or common-law partner;

 -Guardian or tutor.

Anyone who enters the country under the new rule will have to self-quarantine for 14 days.