Extension for temporary residents applying to restore their status

Date Announced:

July 14, 2020

Active Period:

July 14, 2020 until December 31, 2020.


As a result of the pandemic and its associated challenges, a new public policy has been implemented that provides an extension to apply for restoration beyond the current 90-day timeframe for foreign nationals in Canada. Former workers, students and Visitors (Foreign Nationals) whose status expired after January 30, 2020, and who remained in Canada will now have until December 31, 2020, to apply to restore their status, provided they meet the requirements for the type of status and authorization they are applying to restore.

Departments and Agencies:

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:

Economic migrants | International students | Temporary foreign workers | Temporary residents | Visitors


out-of-status | temporary status

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