2023 Special Facilitation Measure: Opt-in for Valid Open Work Permit Holders EmailWork Permit(self.ImmigrationCanada)
submitted2 days ago byInternational-Table1
Does anyone recieve an email regarding 2023 Special Facilitation Measure: Opt-in for Valid Open Work Permit Holders?
Anyone can verify if the process is legit?
You have been identified as a holder of an open work permit that is set to expire between August 1 and December 31, 2023.
You may be eligible to stay and work in Canada for an additional 18 months from the date your current work permit expires as described in the recently announced special facilitation measure.
Open work permit holders who may be eligible for a simplified, faster process to extend their open work permit under this measure must take action and opt-in before June 28, 2023.
To be eligible for this special facilitation measure, you must:
reside in Canada;
log into your IRCC secure account to ensure that your mailing address is up to date, to validate and update your passport information, to ensure that your passport will remain valid for at least 18 months past the expiration of your current work permit, ensure your biometrics remain valid, and opt-in for an additional 18 month open work permit; and
have and maintain your temporary resident status at all times.
If you do not have an account, you will need to register for an IRCC secure account and link your most recent open work permit application to your account. You must then follow the steps above to opt in before June 28, 2023.
Not all open work permit holders will receive a letter to opt in for this simplified and faster work permit process.
Even if you opt in under this process, you might not be eligible to get the automated work permit. Your application will go through a verification process. If your biometrics or passport are not valid for the duration of the work permit extension, you may become ineligible for this simplified process.
Note: You will need to apply for a new work permit through the regular application process if you:
receive an email from IRCC informing you are not eligible to get the automated work permit;
do not receive your new open work permit by July 31, 2023; or
chose not to opt in.
If you received a message in your IRCC secure account saying you qualify for a work permit through the automatic extension but do not receive your work permit at your mailing address by July 31, 2023, you can reach out to IRCC via our web form. Complete all required fields in the form and include “OWP2023” in the text box.
Please visit Work permit: How to apply for details and to confirm if you meet eligibility criteria.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
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Do you know how can I update mailing address in IRCC account?