Beginning March 16, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) cancelled all in-person permanent resident landing appointments. Foreign nationals who received the Confirmation of Permanent Residence (CoPR) will be able to validate their landing by phone. This measure will be in effect until April 13, 2020. All booked appointments will also be held by telephone. IRCC will contact newcomers by email to schedule the phone calls. In addition, Canada postponed all refugee claimant appointments for the same period. Claimants will be informed about new appointments.