“With the economy growing faster than employers can hire for new jobs, Canada needs to look at every option so that we have the skills and labor needed to fuel our growth,” immigration minister Sean Fraser said in his recent statement.


Mr. Fraser has announced new temporary policies for international graduate students and job seekers to address the pressing labor shortage in the country. Moreover, he has minimized the visa processing time and extended expiry time. This will fuel the growth of the economy and help applicants to settle in Canada.


This blog will give you an overview of the latest news and announcement by the immigration minister. Here are some of the most important new temporary policies on different categories of immigration.


18 months extension allowed for post-graduation work permits


Do you have a post-graduation work permit? Is it expiring between Jan 31 to Dec 31, 2022? Then it’s good news for you! According to the new policy, you can stay back in Canada for 18 months more. 95, 000 PGWPs visa is about to expire in the year 2022. It is estimated that more than 50,000 such immigrants will benefit from this new policy.


The government will give more updates about the practice of this policy in the coming week. They will make a simplified and expedited execution of the process.


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Work permit for foreign nationals with a visitor visa


If you are in Canada with a visitor visa, then you can apply for an employer-specific work permit. This is applicable up to Feb 28, 2023, with a set of exemptions.

If your permit has already expired with an extension, then you won’t be eligible for these new temporary rules.


Get our assistance to know the detailed policy structure.


The deceleration in Express Entry processing time


Under the COVID-19 regulation, the Express Entry processing time had been highly increased, and applicants had to wait for a long time. Now the processing time will take 7-20 months to address the problem because of the long-time wait for the result.


The Canadian government will also start resumption of draws from July for:

  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
  • Federal Skilled Worker (FSW)
  • Federal Skilled Trades (FST)


This will address a million vacancies in Canada and accomplish the career goals of many immigrants in this foreign land.


Reformation on the PR application


If you are waiting for your PR application status and in between, you apply for an open work permit, your existing permit will remain valid till 2024. This will ensure PR application result will be in front of you before you further need to apply for an extension.


Now you don’t have to stay in Canada while your application is under process.


Openwork permit to family members


If you are the principal applicant for PR and added your family member’s name in the application, then they will get an open work permit to stay with you in Canada. This open work permit is applicable even for those who don’t stay in this land.


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