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Canada launching new open work permits for Hong Kong residents

Canada launching new open work permits for Hong Kong residents

Hong Kong residents will be able to apply for new open work permits beginning on February 8, 2021.

These three -years work permits will allow Hong Kong residents to gain Canada work experience, then they can apply for permanent residence through manay immigration programs

In order to be eligible for the new open work permit, Hongkongers

  • must have graduated with a Canadian post-secondary diploma or degree in the last 5 years
  • or hold an equivalent foreign credential. A post-secondary diploma program must be a minimum of 2 years  in order to be eligible.

Visitors, students and workers, who are currently in Canada temporarily, can apply online from within Canada.

Those who are applying from abroad remain subject to current travel restrictions, unless they have a job offer or meet a travel exemption and comply with all public health requirements  in order to enter the country. More details will be available on the goverment website.

Source: IRCC website