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.
March 31, 2023
The Hong Kong Open Work Permit Public Policy has been extended until February 7, 2025. The program delivery instructions have been updated with the following changes:
- The eligibility for an open work permit has been expanded to include applicants who obtained their education credential in the 10 years (previously 5 years) preceding the submission of the work permit application.
- The section on the national interest exemption letter has been removed because travel restrictions are no longer in place.
- References to travel restrictions have been removed. Fee exemptions for in Canada applications to extend status as a temporary resident, worker or student will no longer apply as of March 31, 2023.
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