Program delivery update: Refusal to process work permit applications for caregivers where the LMIA application was received on or after June 18, 2019
This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.
April 22, 2022
On June 18, 2019, Ministerial Instructions (MIs) were issued to allow officers to refuse to process work permit applications received under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) from caregivers applying from overseas. These MIs were updated on April 22, 2022.
The revised MIs aim to
- clarify that the refusal to process work permit applications for the specific occupations (National Occupational Classification 4411 and 4412 – home child care workers and home support workers) includes applications submitted at the port of entry
- prevent foreign nationals currently not authorized to work or study (whether they are physically inside or outside Canada) from obtaining a new caregiver work permit under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program unless they are exempt.
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