Canada has released the guide for applying for the new open work permit to enable the essential workers and international students who applied for the TR to PR pathways to extend their stay in Canada.
The TR to PR programs were launched in May to offer immigration pathways to essential workers, international students, and French speakers who already had temporary residence documents in Canada.
The new open work permit is available to people who applied for the new programs with a short validity in their current documents. Application for the permit closes on November 5th or until IRCC receives the maximum number of applications. The permit remains valid until December 31st, 2022.
According to IRCC, unless you are on maintained status or are eligible to restore your status, you apply up to four months before your current temporary status expires.
Applications are made online. However, IRCC accepts the paper application option if you have a disability or no internet connection.
Steps to Apply for Canada’s New TR to PR Open Work Permit
To apply, the steps you need to follow are as below:
Step 1: Get the necessary tools
This includes a camera or a scanner and your credit/debuts cards for payments. Also, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer to view IRCC institution guides to help you fill out the forms.
Step 2: Pay your fees
The work permit extension fee costs $155 on the government website. You have to pay before applying online.
Step 3: Log in to the IRCC account
Create an IRCC account, log in, start your application and follow the instructions – click ok the following:
Step 4: Start your application
- Click on apply to come to Canada
- Scroll down to the ‘I do not have a personal preference code’ section and click on ‘visitor visa, study and work permit.’
- Select ‘work’ on the next page.
Step 5: Get document checklist
You will be required to answer some questions to get a personalized document checklist.
Step 6: Fill out the forms
Once you have your document checklist, the IRCC’s instruction guide will aid you in filling out the form. This section contains questions on what your application entails, details on intended work in Canada, and the duration of expected employment. Fill out the form and move to the final step.
Step 7: Upload the correct documents
These include the following:
- Proof of language test result
- Fees receipts to prove that you were legally working when you applied
- A copy of your passport
- A digital photo
- Your family information form
- Medical exam
- Marriage certificate
An immigration officer will review your application to ensure you qualify for the work permit. If not, you will be asked for more information, or your application will not be processed.
However, if you are eligible, your work permit will be mailed to the Canadian address you provided. It will contain the kinds of jobs you can do, where you can work, the empire you can work for, and how long.
Source: CIC News