Temporary public policy for out-of-status construction workers in the Greater Toronto Area: About the public policy

About the public policy

The temporary public policy for out-of-status construction workers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) gives a limited number of construction workers and their dependants a pathway to permanent residence.

For this public policy, the GTA is defined as the City of Toronto and the regions of

About the process

If you meet the eligibility criteria, the first step is to complete the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) application intake form (PDF, 609 KB).

The CLC will check your application. If they find that you may be eligible, they refer your permanent residence application to us. We make the final decision on your application.

We’re only processing up to 500 applications in total.

If you’re approved

While we finalize your permanent residence application, we give you a temporary resident permit (TRP) and a work permit that lets you legally work in Canada.

Family members

If you include family members in Canada in your application for permanent residence, they also need to apply for a work permit, study permit or TRP. This will let them stay in Canada while we process the permanent residence application.

Family members included in your application who are not applying for a work or study permit must apply for a TRP. If you have dependents who are not school-age, they must apply for a TRP.

They must pay the fees for the permit they’re applying for. You can apply for everything at the same time.

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