Saturday, May 27, 2023

New immigration measures address labour shortages in Canada

 The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, joined by the Honourable Hedy Fry, Member of Parliament for Vancouver Centre, announced new measures to strengthen family reunification, including

1. faster temporary resident visa (TRV) processing times for spousal applicants 

2. new and dedicated processing tools for spousal TRV applicants 

3. a new open work permit for spousal and family class applicants 

4. open work permit extensions for open work permit holders expiring between August 1 and the end of 2023

Open work permits are available to foreign nationals in a number of different situations theywill only be offered to:

1. permanent residence applicants awaiting a decision on their permanent residence application and their spouses

2. family class-sponsored spouses with valid temporary resident status and their dependent children

3. spouses and common-law partners of most work permit holders and their dependent children

4. spouses and common-law partners of study permit holders

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