- Canada expanded its open work permit program for residents of Hong Kong who have obtained a post-secondary education in Canada or abroad within the last ten years
The government of Canada extended and expanded the country’s open work permit program for residents of Hong Kong. As a result, residents of Hong Kong will be permitted to apply for an open work permit if the applicant has graduated from a post-secondary learning institution in Canada or abroad within the last ten years.
The open work permit grants a maximum stay of three years. Applications under the program will be accepted until February 7, 2025.
Family members, including spouses, common-law partners, and dependent children, will also be eligible to apply for a work and study permit.
What are the Changes?
The government of Canada expanded its open work permit program for residents of Hong Kong on February 6, 2023. According to the government, these efforts were made in an attempt to allow more skilled workers to be hired throughout Canada.
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