Program delivery update: Public policy, competitiveness and economy [R205(c)(ii) – C41, C42, C43, C44, C45] – Canadian interest – 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 27, 2021

The sections on spouses or common-law partners of skilled workers and international students have been extensively updated to reflect new requirements designated by the Minister.

Instructions added: there can only be 1 principal foreign national, a requirement for a genuine relationship and clarification on document requirements.

Instruction clarified: Only spouses of study permit holders who are eligible for a post-graduation work permit (PGWP) may apply for the spousal open work permit.

Updated instructions

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