Major Changes to the Temporary Foreign Workers Program for Canada
28th, Feb 2022
Amidst the Russian invasion in Ukraine, the Minister of Immigration Sean Fraser met with members of the Ukrainian community on the webinar organized by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC).
According to the minister, IRCC pulled out 2000 applications from the general queue for priority processing. The process faster those Citizenship, Permanent Residence and Temporary Residence applications, IRCC has allocated additional staff. IRCC will also assist Canadian Ukrainians with travel documents.
The Immigration Department also announced that Study and Work Permit holders will be able to extend them.
Ukrainian Visitors will be able to apply for a work permit before the decision on LMIA has been rendered.
Despite the situation, Canada will maintain standard security screening and biometrics requirements for applications of Ukrainian nationals.
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