Program delivery update: Vulnerable workers

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

June 4, 2019

New instructions for vulnerable workers are now available, following the coming into force of section 207.1 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR) on June 4, 2019. Under this provision, officers may issue open work permits to foreign nationals who are experiencing abuse, or who are at risk of experiencing abuse, in the context of their employment in Canada.

In addition, the instructions have been updated to reflect other regulatory changes linked to vulnerable workers that have come into force:

New instructions

Updated instructions

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