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CANADA: WORK PERMIT OPTION FOR RECENT PERMANENT RESIDENCY APPLICANTS

Updated: Jul 17



Beginning July 26, 2021, those who have filed for the recently announced option to permanent residency will be eligible for an open work permit while awaiting the outcome of their application, according to Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship.


On May 6, 2021, international students who successfully completed their qualification from a Canadian institution, workers in the health care sector and who work in other specified essential job positions were given the opportunity to apply for permanent residence.


Individuals must be legally working in Canada when they submit their application and retain their temporary resident status until their permanent residence application is finalised, to qualify for this permanent residence pathway.


Legislation and policy about immigration in Canada change quite often. Please make sure that you check the website of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada for changes that may be applicable to you.


We at Fortune Immigration and Education provide updates on immigration and much more to prospective immigrants and international students. Please contact us for more details.



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