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Update on Provincial/ Territorial Pilot Project Closures

Update on Provincial/ Territorial Pilot Project Closures

Please be advised that the following closures have been officially announced by Citizenship and Immigration regarding Province/Territory specific Pilot Projects:

ALBERTA

  • Working-age dependents (aged 18 to 22) of highly skilled Temporary Foreign Workers (TFWs) working in Alberta, in a job listed as managerial (NOC O), professional (NOC A) or skilled trades (NOC B), can get an open work permit. STATUS: CLOSED
  • Spouses and commonn-law partners of TFW’s working in Alberta as long-haul truck drivers, can get an open work permit. STATUS: CLOSED
  • TFW’s who work for the province and are certified by Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AAIT) can get two-year job-based work permits in one of the following jobs: Steamfitter/pipefitter, welder, heavy-duty equipment mechanic, ironworker, millwright/industrial mechanic, carpenter, and estimator. STATUS: CLOSED

ONTARIO

  • Working-age dependents (minimum 14 years old) of highly skilled TFW’s working in Ontario in a job classified as a managerial (NOC O), professional (NOC A) or skilled trades (NOC B) can get an open work permit. STATUS: CLOSED

YUKON

  • Work permits are available to qualified temporary foreign workers destined to work for registered employers in Yukon in occupations in the oil, gas, mineral, exploration, mining, tourism, and hospitality industries. STATUS: CLOSED
  • Employees that are currently working in Canada on any of the aforementioned permits will not be able to use these Pilot Projects in the future unless further announcements are made by Citizenship and Immigration. We will continue to advise you of any updates we receive in regarding these matters. In the meantime, please contact us regarding any current or upcoming applications that may be affected, as we are here to continue to make every effort to meet the needs of our clientele.

Written by Stephanie Lebaron

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