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Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that applicants of a recently opened permanent residence pathway can now apply for an open work permit.
Additional Information: Applicants’ spouses and dependents over the age of 18 are also eligible for the open work permit if they are in Canada. The permanent residence streams opened on May 6, 2021, for healthcare workers, international students who graduated from a Canadian institution and those designated under the essential occupations list.
BAL Analysis: The IRCC began accepting applications for the open work permit on July 26. Qualifying individuals are encouraged to apply in order to maintain their status and have work authorization while their pending permanent residence applications are processed.
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