Protecting people from abuse and violence & reuniting families

Open work permits for migrants in abusive job situations

“Starting June 4, 2019, migrant workers who have an employer-specific work permit and are in an abusive job situation in Canada will be able to apply for an open work permit.”

Open work permits for newcomers experiencing family violence…

“Starting July 26, 2019, newcomers experiencing family violence will be able to apply for a fee-exempt temporary resident permit that will give them legal immigration status in Canada and includes a work permit and health care coverage.”

Undeclared family members can be sponsored…

“As of September 9, 2019, we will launch a 2-year pilot project where a person (resettled refugee, was conferred refugee protection in Canada or were themselves sponsored as a spouse, partner or dependent child) who came to Canada can now sponsor undeclared immediate family members.”

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