Forward Regulatory Plan: 2022-2024
Short duration work permit exemptions

Enabling Act: Immigration and Refugee Protection Act


On June 12, 2017, the Government of Canada introduced the Global Skills Strategy to make it easier for Canadian businesses to attract the talent they need to succeed in the global marketplace. As part of the strategy, new work permit exemption for short-duration work in Canada was introduced through a public policy under Section 25.2 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

The proposed regulatory change would seek to formalize the new work permit exemptions noted above in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations.

Regulatory cooperation efforts (domestic and international)

Regulatory cooperation efforts are not required.

Potential impacts on Canadians, including businesses

There are no expected impacts on Canadians or Canadian businesses.


The public will have the opportunity to comment on the proposed text of the regulations when they are pre-published in the Canada Gazette, Part I.

Departmental contact information

Ian Gillespie
Director, Temporary Resident Policy and Programs, Immigration Branch
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Telephone: 613-437-5907

Date the regulatory initiative was first included in the Forward Regulatory Plan: October 1, 2017

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