Program delivery update: Bridging open work permits for certain economic class permanent residence applicants [R205(a) - A75] – International Mobility Program

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

September 16, 2021

The instructions for the bridging open work permit (BOWP) have been updated to add the Quebec skilled worker class (QSWC). Applicants who have a permanent residence application under this class may now obtain a BOWP if they have passed a completeness check under section 10 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR) and meet other eligibility requirements.

In addition, clarifications have been added to the Agri-Food Pilot (AFP) section.

More information has also been added throughout the instructions, and the format and flow of the information has been updated to make it easier for officers to follow for processing.

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