Immigration authorities are considering a change to the way visas are issued in Canada, which could make it more difficult for foreigners to enter Canada.
The Canadian government is considering a new system for issuing visas that would be more stringent than the one used for entry to the United States.
The proposed changes would make it easier for an immigrant from outside the EU to enter the country.
The new system, proposed in a draft document that Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander released on Monday, would mean that people from countries such as France, Italy and Spain would be required to have a valid visa in order to enter a Canadian city or town.
The new rules would also include tougher security measures to prevent immigrants from trying to enter from abroad, including limiting the number of people allowed in.
The proposal is being discussed as the Liberals prepare to take power in Ottawa on Thursday.
The proposed changes, outlined in a March briefing note to the federal government, would require a visa for anyone coming from a country with a population of less than five million.
In a nutshell, this would mean anyone from outside of that number would need a visa.
Currently, Canada has a system in place to grant a visa to people who meet certain criteria.
Those criteria include being Canadian citizens, permanent residents and immigrants.
The changes proposed by the immigration minister would be a departure from the existing system, which allows for anyone to enter and remain in Canada.
Alexander said the changes would be in line with Canada’s international obligations, which are binding on all countries.
The proposed system would not be affected by changes made to the EU’s visa rules, which would affect some EU citizens who are citizens of the bloc.