- Canada will expand open work permit eligibility for the spouses and dependent children of principal applicants under a temporary employment program
The government of Canada announced that it would expand open work permit eligibility for spouses and dependent children of principal applicants who have arrived in Canada under a temporary employment program. According to the government, this change will apply to more than 200,000 principal applicants.
The government shared that the expansion will be launched in three phases. The first phase will involve foreign nationals who have arrived via a high-wage stream of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, the International Mobility Program, or the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program.
The second phase aims to expand eligibility to dependents of lower-wage stream foreign national workers. The third phase is expected to grow eligibility for dependents of agricultural workers.
What are the Changes?
The Canadian government will expand eligibility for open work permits to spouses and dependent children of principal applicants who have arrived in Canada under a temporary employment program. This expansion aims to support families in Canada and to help them to integrate into Canadian society.
The government will consult with officials in the provinces and territories of Canada. It will release specific timelines for each phase of the expansion in the coming weeks. Continue to check the government of Canada’s website for the latest updates and information.
Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Government of Canada