Program delivery update: Programs exempt from the in-Canada mandatory electronic application (e-application) requirement for temporary residents
This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.
July 6, 2020
Foreign nationals who are in Canada as temporary residents and are seeking to extend their temporary resident status or their authorization to work or study must apply by electronic means only, unless otherwise specified.
New instructions were added on when clients may use means other than the electronic options:
- exceptional circumstances beyond the control of foreign nationals, individuals or entities
- system restrictions related to the Come to Canada tool and MyAccount
The list of exemptions from the mandatory electronic application for persons applying inside Canada has been updated.
A note was added related to authorized paid representatives (APR) with access to the APR portal. They are required to submit applications electronically on behalf of their clients.
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