Canada to welcome Dominicans, Grenadians with CAN+ program: HC Lilian Chatterjee

Canada to welcome Dominicans, Grenadians with CAN+ program: HC Lilian Chatterjee

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Roseau, Dominica: Canada’s High Commissioner to Barbados, Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia & Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, OECS Commission – Lilian Chatterjee has recently shared an update regarding the entry of Dominica in the list of countries in the CAN+ Programme of Canada.

High Commissioner Chatterjee felt pleased while announcing the news to the general public of the Commonwealth of Dominica. She also mentioned that individuals having Canadian visas in the last ten years or currently possessing valid US visas are eligible for the program.

High Commissioner of Canada Lilian Chatterjee took it to Twitter and tweeted, “Canada values its relations with Dominica. Glad to announce that Dominica is in the CAN+ program for expedited visa processing for its citizens who have had Canadian visas over the past ten years or valid, current US visas.”


Along with this, HC Chatterjee also informed that Grenada has also been entered into the CAN+ Visa.

This news was shared by the High Commissioner of Canada to Barbados, Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia & Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, OECS Commission after Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship of Canada announced that 13 more countries will have visa-free access to the nation.

It is worth noting that out of the total 13, five (5) were Caribbean nations, including Antigua and Barbuda, St Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago.

The Canadian Minister welcomed the residents and citizens of these nations to Canada to embrace their culture and tradition.

What is the CAN+ program?

The CAN+ program of Canada is an initiative designed to facilitate the visa application process for certain eligible travellers. It is an enhanced version of the regular visitor visa program, aiming to provide a faster and more streamlined experience for individuals who have previously travelled to Canada or the United States within the last ten years.

The CAN+ program allows eligible applicants from participating countries to enjoy expedited processing times with reduced documentation requirements. This program aims to strengthen business, tourism, and cultural ties by encouraging repeat visits from individuals with a demonstrated history of compliance with Canadian immigration and visa regulations.

By simplifying the application process and offering faster processing times, the CAN+ program enhances the overall experience for eligible travellers and promotes the growth of tourism and business activities in Canada.