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