Ottawa: The Canadian government has announced that spouses and partners of work permit holders will become eligible for a job in Canada.
From January 2023, it will extend work qualifications to spouses of all workers and children of working age.
This is a temporary two-year measure and will be introduced in a phased manner.
The move is seen as yet another step to overcome the growing shortage of laborers by the Canadian government.
Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Sean Fraser announced on Friday, “Today we are making an announcement, which will make it easier for employers to find workers and families to live together.” Today, I am announcing that we are expanding open work permit eligibility to spouses and dependent children of in-principle applicants coming through a variety of temporary programs. ”
The immigration department said that starting in January, we will introduce a new 2-year temporary measure to expand work permit eligibility to spouses, common-law partners, and working-age dependents of temporary workers of all skill levels.
With this announcement it has been estimated that family members of more than two million foreign workers could start working in Canada. “Those whose family members are in Canada, or who are about to come to the country, will continue to live and work with their loved ones while they are here to support themselves. “