Extension of Work Permits due to COVID-19

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Due to COVID-19, a lot of Canadians and foreign workers have been laid off. Foreign workers such as caregivers, farmers, and truckers are essential and provide significant contribution to Canadian households. As some foreign workers have to gain Canadian experience for a certain time period in order to apply for their permanent residency, the lockdown and layoffs would negatively impact them. 

It is uncertain when the lockdown will be lifted and workers will be able to re-gain their job positions. Therefore, we request IRCC to grant an automatic extension of two years for the work permit holders (and prospective post-graduate work permit holders), in order to give foreign workers a fair chance to gain experience.

Initiated by Settle Immigration Services~