Canada has announced a new work permit for spouses and dependents

Canada is launching new tools and extensions for permanent residents, their spouses, dependents, and children. The application process will now be accelerated.

Canada has so far earned the reputation of providing smooth and immigrant-friendly policies and services. The country has again come up with the idea of simplifying the process of bringing families into the country.

As per the changes in the policy, permanent residents will be able to bring their families into the country. The modification in policy allow family members of these residents can apply for open work permits. This change has come into effect as a result of Canada’s labour shortage.

Certain other changes made in the policy are:

  • Temporary resident visa (TRV) processing time for spouse will get fast
  • Tools dedicated to processing spousal TRC applications
  • A new work permit is available for spouses and family members.
  • Extensions for visa holders with an open work permit expiring between August 1 and December 31, 2023

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) declared that the processing time of these applications would not be more than 30 days. Plus, they also confirmed that the approval rate for these applications will be 93%, thus benefiting the spousal or dependent categories.

Spouses, partners, and dependents will now be eligible to apply for open work permits after the submission of permanent resident applications. The open work permits will be granted under a variety of conditions; candidates must meet extension requirements. The extension will consist of the following:

  • Family class-sponsored spouses with valid temporary resident status and their dependent children
  • Spouses and common-law partners of the majority of work permit or study permit holders with their children.
  • Permanent residence applications are awaiting a decision regarding the same.

The IRCC has finalized more than 5.2 million across different businesses and industries in 2022. Even so, over 1,075,000 work permits and extensions have been issued by Canadian authorities in 2022.

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