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Updates to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program: Elimination of Four-year Cumulative Duration

December 20, 2016
workers-951114_960_720 Maria Kogay

Effective 13 December 2016, the cumulative duration limit no longer applies to all current and future work permit applications submitted in Canada, overseas, and at ports of entry.

Applications in progress are no longer subject to cumulative duration; however, an applicant must still satisfy an officer that the requirements of paragraph 183(1)(a) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations  (to leave Canada by the end of the period authorized for their stay, to not work, unless authorized, etc) are met, along with other eligibility criteria, such as the need for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). For applications where a final decision was made before 13 December 2016, cumulative duration applies.

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