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IRCC announces new temporary public policy for Visitors in Canada

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 26, Aug 2020

IRCC announces new temporary public policy for Visitors in Canada The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is continuously easing the immigration process and requirements in last few months in the interest of Canadian visa aspirants. This time it is a good news for the visitors who are already there in Canada, as it will open a new immigration pathway for them. This announcement has come right from the Marco E.L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.

Immigration pathway for the Visitors in Canada

As per the new public policy announced by Canadian Immigration Minister, Marco Mendicino, the visitors who are presently staying in the maple leaf country and have a valid employment offer as well, will now be able to apply for an employer-specific work permit. Moreover, if their application approved, they can get the permit without having to leave the country.

This temporary policy change is applicable with immediate effect, moreover will advantage employers in the country, who continue to face complications in finding the workers they require. It will also help the temporary residents who wish to contribute their labour and skills to the recovery of Canada, from the recent global pandemic.

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Who is eligible?

If you are looking to get the benefit from this temporary public policy change, as an applicant, you need to
  • have valid status in Canada as a visitor on August 24, 2020 and stay in Canada
  • have an employment offer
  • Lodge an application for an employer-specific work permit that is supported by a LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment) or an LMIA-exempt offer of employment, on or before March 31, 2021
  • fulfil all other basic admissibility parameters
This temporary policy also offer the prospect for candidates who fulfil these parameters and also had a valid work permit in the past one year to start working for their new employer prior to their work permit application has been fully approved.

Key facts about the new policy change

  • Any visitor in Canada, who fulfil the parameters is eligible to apply under this new policy. It includes super visa holders, business visitors and individuals who arrived in the maple leaf country via a Global Skills Strategy work permit exemption.
  • Overseas citizens, who land in Canada as visitors post August 24, 2020, are not eligible under this new policy.
  • Before this new policy change, an individual applying as a temporary resident would generally require applying for their preliminary work permit before they arrive in Canada. If such applicants were already in the maple leaf country, with visitor status when they were approved for a work permit, require leaving Canada and come back before their work permit was allotted to them.
To confirm further details about the latest Canada immigration rule changes or to apply PR visa, study visa, family sponsored visa, etc. in Canada this year, you may call our Canada immigration expert on Toll-Free No. 78-18-000-777 or you can drop us an e-mail at


Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

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