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  • Arisnel Mesidor, M.A., RCIC

A new public policy for issuing open work permits under TR2PR has been implemented


A new public policy for issuing open work permits under TR2PR has been implemented

On June 8, 2022, the government of Canada published an update regarding the new public policy on issuing open work permits under the temporary resident to permanent resident pathway (TR2PR).


The temporary public policy that was signed on July 4, 2021, became effective on June 6, 2022. The new public policy will allow the government to issue open work permits until December 31, 2024, and avoid the need for renewals, as well as expand the eligibility criteria for eligible family members abroad to help speed up family reunification.


Foreign nationals who apply for permanent residence under one of the streams created by the TR2PR pathway public policy that came into effect on May 6, 2021 are eligible for open work permits under this public policy. A family member may also apply for an open work permit regardless of whether they live in Canada with the principal applicant.


Take note that an application for permanent residence must not have been withdrawn or rejected when a work permit application was submitted.




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