Program delivery update – December 13, 2016

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

Update to the instructions related to cumulative duration


Effective December 13, 2016, the cumulative duration limit no longer applies to all current and future work permit applications (as per public policy pursuant to section 25.2 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act).

Updated instructions

  • Temporary Foreign Worker Program: Cumulative duration (four-year maximum eliminated)
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