Program delivery update: Guidance for special measures to support Hong Kong residents to come to Canada

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

February 8, 2021

As of February 8, 2021, certain Hong Kong residents will be eligible to apply for an open work permit under the special measures previously announced (November 12, 2020) and supported by public policy (section 25.2 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act [IRPA]).

Instructions for processing open work permits have been added to existing program delivery instructions.

Updated instructions

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