Program delivery update: COVID-19 – Work permit: Non-optional and non-discretionary travel

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 19, 2020

Updated guidance is available to ensure that non-optional and non-discretionary travel are being interpreted as intended under the COVID-19 Orders in Council.

To provide further clarity to officers, these instructions also include examples of optional or discretionary travel.

A list of National Occupational Classification codes related to health care was added to the list of occupations that are prioritized by IRCC.

New guidance was added under the following sections:

Updated instructions

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