Temporary residents can now be in Canada longer with new policy

Temporary residents can now be in Canada longer with new policy

Now, temporary residents in Canada have the chance to prolong their stay in the Canada. Those of them who had a valid resident status on or after January 30, 2020, but had their status expired before May 31, 2021, can apply to restore it before August 31, 2021.

Those residents who work, visit, or study in Canada can benefit from this new decision. In the normal course they get 90 days to submit an application to restore their status. Since the COVID-19 pandemic caused disruptions in the Canada immigration processes including such application processing, the new decision will help those affected.

For them to be eligible to take advantage of the new policy, applicants must:

  • Have been in Canada with a valid status between January 30, 2020, and May 31, 2021
  • Have been in Canada the whole time since their entry into the country in which period they lost their temporary status
  • Have paid the fees for applying to restore their temporary resident status

This policy is also applicable to those who have job offer to work in Canada while their application is in processing. They can apply to either obtain or restore their work permit. Approved candidates under this policy may be allowed to start their employment while still awaiting the decision on their application.

These applicants are eligible for this interim work authorization if they submit an employer-specific work permit and application for restoration and have paid the fees due to be paid. Also, they must have had in hand a valid work permit. This permit must have been issued in the 12 months before the date of application for restoration.

They will work for the employer or be in an occupation that’s in the list of LMIA. It could also be an offer of job exempt from LMIA. The applicant must have filled out an IRCC web form to apply for the public policy. The applicant must also have requested for an exemption to be applied until a decision on their application for work permit.

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