Program delivery update: Public policy allowing certain visitors in Canada to apply for a work permit

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

November 7, 2022

The instructions have been updated to remove the information that a person approved for an interim authorization to work may continue working until a final decision is made even if they have left Canada. To be eligible under this public policy, the foreign national must remain in Canada throughout the period during which their work permit application is being processed.

In addition, these instructions are being moved from the section ‘Work permit: COVID-19 program delivery’ to the section ‘Functional guidance on temporary residents: Table of contents’.

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