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Canada will allow 6,700 temporary residents in Manitoba to keep working for a longer time

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May 9, 2024

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Ishita Soni

Manitoba Workers!

Canada is giving 6,700 temporary residents in Manitoba permission to work for a longer time.

In response to expiring permits in 2024, Manitoba ‘s Immigration Minister, Marc Miller, has unveiled a new policy. Transitioning smoothly, this initiative provides open work permits to approximately 6,700 eligible temporary workers in the province. This extension, requested by the province, aims to fulfill Manitoba’s labor force requirements. Notably, these temporary workers play a vital role in meeting the province’s employment needs.

The aim is to grant open work permits to eligible temporary workers in Manitoba’s PNP pool, facilitating their path to permanent residency within two years, possibly extending permits until 2026. Manitoba also invited international students via its International Education Stream on May 2nd.

When is the launch date for the new work permit extension policy?

Minister Miller will soon share details of a new policy with Manitoba’s Immigration Minister. This includes conditions like performance reporting schedules. He also suggests revisiting the Canada-Manitoba Immigration Agreement and discussing how Manitoba can use its PNP to help more temporary residents become permanent. This policy aims to let nominees work in Manitoba while their applications are processed, ultimately adding to Manitoba’s skilled labor pool.

Provincial Effort For Expiring Work Permits

Alongside the Immigration Minister’s temporary policy, Manitoba’s Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) is aiding temporary residents with expired work permits. From April 26, MPNP is expediting assessments for post-graduation work permit (PGWP) holders and others with expiring permits. Applicants whose permits expire within 45 days must notify MPNP through the Skilled Worker Webform for priority processing.

How do other provinces stand on this matter?

This plan helps solve immigration issues across Canada. First, it focuses on supporting temporary workers in Manitoba who are waiting to become permanent residents. Secondly, it’s sparked discussions about helping international students in other provinces who are facing challenges when their post-graduation work permits expire.

As this trend continues, the pressing question remains: will other provinces emulate Manitoba’s lead in providing pathways to open work permits for temporary residents?

Additionally, the Immigration Minister will host an annual meeting with all provincial and territorial immigration ministers on May 10. Considering these developments, we anticipate positive progress for other provinces.

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