New temporary public policy will allow visitors to apply for a work permit without having to leave Canada

Change supposed to profit employers who’re nonetheless dealing with difficulties discovering staff

August 24, 2020—Ottawa—Guests who’re presently in Canada and have a legitimate job supply will have the ability to apply for an employer-specific work allow and, if accepted, obtain the allow with out having to go away the nation, because of a brand new public coverage introduced at this time by the Honourable Marco E.L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.

This momentary coverage change takes impact instantly and can profit employers in Canada who proceed to face difficulties discovering the employees they want, in addition to momentary residents who wish to contribute their labour and abilities to Canada’s restoration from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Through the pandemic, momentary residents who remained in Canada had been inspired to take care of legitimate authorized standing. With air journey restricted around the globe, some guests to Canada have been unable to go away, whereas some international staff needed to change their standing to customer as a result of their work allow was expiring and so they didn’t have a job supply to have the ability to apply for a brand new work allow. Some employers in Canada have additionally confronted ongoing labour and abilities shortages all through this era, together with those that present vital items and providers that Canadians depend on.

To be eligible, an applicant trying to profit from this momentary public coverage should

  • have legitimate standing in Canada as a customer on August 24, 2020 and stay in Canada
  • have a job supply
  • submit an software for an employer-specific work allow that’s supported by a Labour Market Affect Evaluation (LMIA) or an LMIA-exempt supply of employment, no later than March 31, 2021
  • meet all different normal admissibility standards

This momentary public coverage additionally offers the chance for candidates who meet these standards and who had a legitimate work allow prior to now 12 months to start working for his or her new employer earlier than their work allow software has been totally accepted. To take action, they should comply with the directions for the method described right here: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/work-canada/permit/temporary/after-apply-next-steps.html#visitors

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