Temporary public policy for out-of-status construction workers in the Greater Toronto Area

Date Announced:

January 2, 2020

Active Period:

January 2, 2020 until January 1, 2022 or once 500 principal applicants (plus their family members) have been granted permanent residence, whichever comes first.


The Temporary Public Policy for Out-of-Status Construction Workers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) recognizes the economic contribution of long-term resident construction workers and seeks to regularize individuals who have been contributing to the Canadian economy by filling a regional labour market need. At the same time, this public policy addresses the vulnerable position of these workers due to their lack of immigration status.

Departments and Agencies:

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:

Temporary residents


out-of-status; undocumented | regional labour market need

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