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Leokun

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May 25, 2018
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Hey everyone the instructions to apply for a new work permit under the new public policy are out. From what I read, we need to be inside Canada from January 27th to the time we apply for it. Would we be ineligible for it if we were out of the country for a couple of weeks for some essential reason?

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/students/pgwp-extend.html
So if I have a close work permit which is about to expire I can apply for this open work permit too?
 

aeya

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Feb 28, 2016
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Montreal
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
Sydney
NOC Code......
2281
App. Filed.......
11-10-2019
I don't know if my guy was actually gay. No info on this subject :)



So if I have a close work permit which is about to expire I can apply for this open work permit too?
The policy is only for PGWP.
 

Leokun

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May 25, 2018
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The policy is only for PGWP.
You either
  1. have a temporary resident status (this could be from having a valid PGWP, visitor record, or another permit that allows you to stay in Canada), or
  2. lost your temporary resident status, but you’ve already applied to restore it, or
  3. lost your temporary resident status, but you’ll apply to restore it at the same time as applying for this open work permit

What does it mean exactly?
 

ofranz

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Jan 25, 2021
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Just applied for the new PGWP extension under the new public policy!

My PGWP expired in August 2020. I'm currently working with a closed work permit which will expire August 2021. Just spoke with an agent at IRCC to confirm that I could get this extension while holding a valid closed work permit and was told it was OK as long as I have the PGWP that expired after January 2020.
 
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Leokun

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May 25, 2018
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Just applied for the new PGWP extension under the new public policy!

My PGWP expired in August 2020. I'm currently working with a closed work permit which will expire August 2021. Just spoke with an agent at IRCC to confirm that I could get this extension while holding a valid closed work permit and was told it was OK as long as I have the PGWP that expired after January 2020.
Thank you! Why you have only one year closed work permit after PGWP?
 

Kostas

Star Member
Jan 22, 2020
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Category........
QSW
Visa Office......
Sydney NS
NOC Code......
1311
Job Offer........
Yes
App. Filed.......
24-07-2020
You either
  1. have a temporary resident status (this could be from having a valid PGWP, visitor record, or another permit that allows you to stay in Canada), or
  2. lost your temporary resident status, but you’ve already applied to restore it, or
  3. lost your temporary resident status, but you’ll apply to restore it at the same time as applying for this open work permit

What does it mean exactly?
So whoever holds a closed work permit can apply for a new open one this time?
And what about RAMQ? As far as I know to be eligible you need a closed work permit.
 

aeya

Star Member
Feb 28, 2016
188
99
Montreal
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
Sydney
NOC Code......
2281
App. Filed.......
11-10-2019
You either
  1. have a temporary resident status (this could be from having a valid PGWP, visitor record, or another permit that allows you to stay in Canada), or
  2. lost your temporary resident status, but you’ve already applied to restore it, or
  3. lost your temporary resident status, but you’ll apply to restore it at the same time as applying for this open work permit

What does it mean exactly?
Don't forget or avoid the first line.

Who can apply
To be eligible for this open work permit, you must meet the following 5 requirements:

  1. Your post-graduation work permit (PGWP)
    1. expired on or after January 30, 2020, or
    2. will expire within 4 months from the date you apply for this open work permit.
  2. You were in Canada as of January 27, 2021, when the public policy took effect, and have stayed in Canada since then.
  3. You either
    1. have a temporary resident status (this could be from having a valid PGWP, visitor record, or another permit that allows you to stay in Canada), or
    2. lost your temporary resident status, but you’ve already applied to restore it, or
    3. lost your temporary resident status, but you’ll apply to restore it at the same time as applying for this open work permit
  4. You include in your application that you’re applying for an open work permit under this public policy.
  5. You have a valid passport.
    1. The work permit will be issued for up to 18 months from the date of approval or until your passport expires, whichever comes first. For example, if your passport is valid for 6 months, then you will be issued an open work permit for 6 months.
    2. To maximize the duration of the open work permit, make sure your passport is valid for at least 18 months from the date of approval.
 
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bleachedaxe

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Oct 6, 2010
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Can I apply 4 months 7 days before my current one expires? I have my wedding right after and wont be inside Canada at that 4 month mark unfortunately. Also, do you need to stay in Canada throughout the entire processing of the application or only at the time when you apply? Out of options. :(
 

Immstu

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Jul 31, 2017
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I don't know if my guy was actually gay. No info on this subject :)



So if I have a close work permit which is about to expire I can apply for this open work permit too?
Okay but he was polite, that's what counts.

To your question - If you had pgwp which expired on or after 30 January 2020 and currently hold 'another permit' that allows you to stay in Canada. My interpretation is that this another permit could be a cwp but prerequisite is pgwp expired on/after the date above.
Just saw other comments - well answered by them.
 
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Immstu

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Jul 31, 2017
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Can I apply 4 months 7 days before my current one expires? I have my wedding right after and wont be inside Canada at that 4 month mark unfortunately. Also, do you need to stay in Canada throughout the entire processing of the application or only at the time when you apply? Out of options. :(
Last date of permit expiry is 26 November/2021.

'You were in Canada as of January 27, 2021, when the public policy took effect, and have stayed in Canada since then.' - makes me believe that it has to be consistent. Open for interpretation though.
 

Lazymon82

Hero Member
Jan 9, 2020
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Montreal
Category........
QSW
So whoever holds a closed work permit can apply for a new open one this time?
And what about RAMQ? As far as I know to be eligible you need a closed work permit.
I have Closed work permit but did not receive RAMQ renewal notice! should i just call them or wait? my RamQ expires Feb 2021(next month)
 

Italy

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May 23, 2020
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I have Closed work permit but did not receive RAMQ renewal notice! should i just call them or wait? my RamQ expires Feb 2021(next month)
Call them. If you have a valid work permit or requested a renewal, they will send you the form to apply for RAMQ renewal. They don't send notices to temporary residents.
 

NaughtyGoodman

Star Member
Jan 15, 2021
55
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Montréal
Category........
QSW
I have Closed work permit but did not receive RAMQ renewal notice! should i just call them or wait? my RamQ expires Feb 2021(next month)
AFAIK there is a page on their website from which you can program an appointment. On the day of the appointment, take 2 photo IDs when you (one of them being your passport), and your status document (permit) with you to the designated RAMQ office. I did this 4 months ago in Montréal.
 

ianrachkov

Star Member
Jun 14, 2020
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Someone in the fb group got her Official OAR with her file received the 29th December 2019. Why is it fast all of a sudden