Canada is expanding work permit eligibility for accompanying family members of workers to Canada.
Starting in January 2023 a 2-year measure will allows spouses and working-age children (dependents) of temporary foreign workers to apply for a work permit irrespective of the skill level.
How will the work permit eligibility for accompanying family members of workers be expanded?
The temporary measure will be implemented in 3 phases to ensure its successful implementation:
- Phase 1 will enable family members of workers coming to Canada through the high-wage stream of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program or the International Mobility Program to apply for an open work permit .
- Phase 2 aims to expand the measure to the family members of workers from the low-wage stream of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, following consultations.
- Phase 3 will include consultation with agricultural partners and stakeholders to assess operational feasibility for expanding the measure to family members of agricultural workers.
For more information on the work permit eligibility for accompanying family members of workers, read the announcement made by IRCC.
Please note that this should not be construed as Legal Advice. This is General Information and should not be acted on.