Turkish and Syrian citizens in Canada
March 29, 2023
September 25, 2023
Effective March 29, 2023, Turkish and Syrian citizens in Canada as visitors, foreign workers, and students are able to apply online for up to a 3 year public policy open work permit. They will also receive priority processing on their applications.
IRCC is also waiving certain fees for Turkish and Syrian citizen, including
Visitor Record extension fees
Open Work Permit fees
Work Permit fees
Study Permit fees
Temporary Resident Permit fees
In-Canada Biometric fees
PR Travel Document fees
Limited validity passports, temporary passports, emergency travel documents (ETDs) and
Canadian citizenship certificates
The application to amend or extend status must be submitted online and must follow IRCC’s specific instructions for inclusion in the program.