New open work permit available for recent permanent residency applicants

Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship announced yesterday that, beginning July 26, 2021, individuals who have applied for the recently opened pathway to permanent residence will be eligible for an open work permit while awaiting the results of their application.

Applications for the new work permit will be accepted online. Additional details about the application process will be added to IRCC’s website on July 26, 2021. Open work permits issued under this policy will be valid until December 31, 2022.

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