Program delivery update: Public policy: Open work permits for applicants under the temporary resident to permanent resident pathway

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 26, 2021

Temporary public policies were announced on April 14, 2021 and launched on May 6, 2021 that aim to transition foreign nationals already living and working in Canada to permanent residence.

A new temporary public policy was signed on July 4, 2021 to provide exemptions from certain requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR) to facilitate the issuance of open work permits to eligible individuals in Canada. Eligible family members in Canada may also apply for an open work permit.

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