- Canada introduced additional immigration support measures for individuals impacted by the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria
The government of Canada announced that it would continue to process temporary and permanent residence applications submitted by impacted individuals of Turkey and Syria on a priority basis.
Effective March 29, 2023, Turkish and Syrian nationals in Canada can apply for an extension of their status without fees for studying, working, or visiting family.
Those already in Canada from Turkey and Syria will have an open work permit option to extend their temporary status and switch between temporary streams. Passport or travel document requirements will be waived for affected individuals who cannot provide proof of these documents.
Canadian citizens and permanent residents from Turkey and Syria can return to Canada without paying fees for temporary passports, limited-validity passports, emergency travel documents, citizenship certificates, and permanent resident travel documents.
What are the Changes?
The government of Canada introduced additional immigration support measures for individuals impacted by the crisis in Turkey and Syria. The government announced these measures will remain in place until September 25, 2023.
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