Temporary public policy to exempt foreign nationals in Canada from certain requirements when changing employment during the coronavirus pandemic

Date Announced:

May 6, 2020

Active Period:

May 6, 2020 until it is revoked by the Minister.


These policy measures are to enable foreign workers, in Canada with valid work authorization, who are required to obtain a new work permit before commencing a new job, to begin working in a new job while their work permit application is pending.

Departments and Agencies:

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:

Economic migrants | Temporary foreign workers | Temporary residents


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