new open work permit

New open work permit for recent TR to PR applicants

Beginning July 26, 2021, those who have applied for the recent TR to PR Pathway will be eligible for a new open work permit while waiting for their results. Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino announced this today.

The TR to PR Pathway was opened on May 6 to health care workers (cap 20,000), essential workers (cap 30,000), and international students (cap 40,0000|already reached). To apply, individuals must be:

  • Legally working in Canada at the time of their application,
  • Maintain their TR status until IRCC makes a decision, among other requirements.

Check the statistics of how many applicants have applied so far.

Thanks to the new open work permit, those who have applied for the programs will not have to worry about their status expiring. Now, the recent PR applicants are able to extend their work permits under existing programs or receive a new permit. Of course, this is under one of the temporary measures that IRCC put in place as a result of the pandemic.

“This new open work permit ensures that those who have been playing critical roles throughout the pandemic can continue their extraordinary service”. Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.

Who qualifies for this one-time open work permit?

According to IRCC, to qualify for this new open work permit, you have to show that you:

  • Have successfully submitted an application under one of the new permanent residence pathway’s streams.
  • Held a valid work permit. Also, those authorized to work without a work permit at the time of their application can also apply.
  • Hold a valid work permit that expires within the next 4 months.
  • Have temporary resident status, or maintained status. Moreover, you must show eligibility to restore your status when you submit your application.
  • Have submitted your application while in Canada.
  • Were employed in any occupation at the time your permanent residence application was submitted.
  • Met the language requirements of the stream under which you applied. This also had to be at the time your permanent residence application was submitted.


– You must submit your applications for the new open work permit online. IRCC will add more details on how to apply on its website, on July 26, 2021.

– Please, be aware that your spouse/common-law partner and dependent children 18 years or older may also be eligible to apply for an open work permit under this policy. Of course, they must also reside in Canada.

– Work permits issued under this policy will be valid until December 31, 2022.

– Also, if you applied to extend your work permit before your current one has expired, you may maintain your status. You also may have authorization to work without a permit while IRCC processes the new permit. Furthermore, this will be under the same conditions as your original permit.

Relevant article:

Let us help!

If you believe you meet the requirements for the TR to PR Pathway, please fill out the following form. Of course, we will contact you as soon as we can. However, depending on your situation, you might fill out our assessment form or book a consultation session.

    Full Name (required)

    Email Address (required)

    Have you entered your email address correctly?

    WhatsApp number (optional)

    Seletc the option(s) that could apply to you:

    Are you a francophone?

    Do you have a valid work permit and status in Canada?

    Do you hold valid language test results?

    Additional information (optional but helpful)

    <<Read this article in Spanish>>

    Related Posts

    work permits for family members of temporary foreign workers

    Canada is extending work permits to family members of temporary workers

    Dec 5, 2022
    Know the province with the highest net loss due to interprovincial migration in Canada

    Know the province with the highest net loss due to interprovincial migration in Canada

    Dec 4, 2022

    IELTS for entrepreneur work permits, IMP C11, C10, and C12

    Dec 3, 2022
    Canada leads the G7 for the most educated workforce

    Canada leads G7 nations in post-secondary degree holders

    Dec 3, 2022

    If you wish to visit or move to Canada, please fill out our free assessment form. We will review it for free, but we will contact you only if we find an opportunity for you. Alternatively, you may book a consultation session. Consultation sessions are not free, but you will receive formal advice from a licensed practitioner.

    Fill our Free Canada Immigration Assessment Form in your language!

    This article provides information of a general nature only. Considering the fluid nature of the immigration world, it may no longer be current. Of course, the item does not give legal advice. Therefore, do not rely on it as legal advice or immigration advice. Consequently, no one could hold us accountable for the content of these articles. Of course, if you have specific legal questions, you must consult a lawyer. Alternatively, if you are looking for immigration advice, book an appointment.

    The characters and places in the articles:
    All the characters and locations in the articles are fictional, unless otherwise clearly stated. Therefore, any resemblance in names, dates, and places is coincidental.

    Important Notes:
    For our official addresses, trust this website only. We currently do not have offices outside Canada. Therefore, anyone who claims to be our agent is committing fraud. Also, note that we do not issue any work permits or study permits or similar documents. The government of Canada has the sole authority to issue such material.

    Click to read the disclaimer.

    Andrea Neira

    Do you have any questions?