Program delivery update – September 15, 2017

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 on entrepreneurs and self-employed candidates seeking to operate a business in Canada [R205(a) – C11]


The program delivery instructions regarding entrepreneurs and self-employed persons have been updated to clarify the two categories of temporary or permanent residents who may apply for a work permit:

  1. potential or actual provincial nominees undertaking business activities;
  2. Quebec-destined entrepreneurs or self-employed persons issued a Quebec Selection Certificate.

The instructions now also include detailed work permit processing and Global Case Management System (GCMS) coding guidelines for applications from temporary, potential or actual permanent residence applicants.

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