New open work permit available for recent permanent residency applicants
The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship announced today 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.
Eligibility Requirements for the Main Applicant
To qualify for this one-time open work permit, the applicants must show that they
have successfully submitted an application under one of the new permanent residence pathway’s streams
held a valid work permit, or were authorized to work without a work permit, at the time their permanent residence application was submitted
hold a valid work permit that is set to expire within the next 4 months
have temporary resident status, maintained status or are eligible to restore their status at the time their open work permit application is submitted
are in Canada at the time their open work permit application is submitted
were employed in any occupation at the time their permanent residence application was submitted
meet the language requirements of the stream under which they applied at the time their permanent residence application was submitted
Eligibility Requirements for Family Members
Eligible family members in Canada may also be issued an open work permit.
is a family member (spouse, common-law partner, dependent children) and has been included as an accompanying family member in the TR to PR Pathway application
Is in Canada
is 18 years of age or older at the time the work permit application
Effective Date and Expiration
July 26, 2021 to December 31, 2022
“To learn more about the General Open Work Permit, click here.
To speak to a customer support agent (Hours of Operation: 9AM-5PM EST), you can click on the “Help” on the bottom right of any page on our website.
For partnership enquiries with SuperVisas, please sign up for a partner account and complete a questionnaire. We will reach out to you”