Canada expanded its open work permit program for residents of Hong Kong who have obtained a post-secondary education in Canada or abroad within the last ten years
The government of Canada extended and expanded the country’s open work permit program for residents of Hong Kong. As a result, residents of Hong Kong will be permitted to apply for an open work permit if the applicant has graduated from a post-secondary learning institution in Canada or abroad within the last ten years.
The open work permit permits a maximum stay of three years. Applications under the program will be accepted until 7 February 2025.
Family members, including spouses, common-law partners and dependent children will also be eligible to apply for a work and study permit.
What are the Changes?
The government of Canada expanded its open work permit program for residents of Hong Kong on 6 February 2023. According to the government, these efforts were made in an effort to allow more skilled workers to be hired throughout Canada.
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