A temporary public policy has been issued to allow certain temporary residents in Canada with a visitor status to apply for a work permit from within Canada.
While all visitors in Canada can apply for an employer-specific work permit under the public policy, only those who held a work permit in the last 12 months may request interim authorization to work.
The public policy is being extended until February 28, 2023.
This public policy will
- permit eligible foreign nationals with valid temporary resident status as visitors to apply for a job offer-supported work permit from inside Canada
- exempt eligible foreign nationals from the requirement that a work permit not be issued if they have not complied with certain temporary residence conditions
- allow eligible former temporary foreign workers to work while a decision on their work permit application is pending