On July 11, 2023, the Government of Canada removed the education requirement for Hong Kong residents applying for permanent residency under the Canadian work experience stream (Stream B) starting August 15, 2023. This amendment simplifies the application process and expands eligibility for permanent residence to more Hong Kongers with Canadian work experience. Applicants will no longer need to submit proof of education. This change complements recent measures, such as extending and expanding open work permits for Hong Kong residents to help more Hong Kongers transition from temporary to permanent residency in Canada.