Open work permit pilot program extended for spouse or common-law partner in Canada class

Date Announced:

July 30, 2020

Active Period:

July 30, 2020 until permanent regulations take effect.


The Government of Canada is extending the open work permit pilot for spouses and common-law partners applying for permanent residence under the spouse or common-law partner in Canada class until the regulatory changes come into force to permanently implement this policy.

Departments and Agencies:

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:

Family class (reunification)


permanent residence applicants

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