IRCC updated instructions for Work Permit processing


On February 18, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) released updated instructions related to the processing of work permit applications. The instructions now include details on concurrent processing where the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) or Quebec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ) is missing as well as refusals to process LMIAs for applicants intending to work in Alberta. The 90-day allowance does not apply to LMIA-exempt work permits missing the offer of employment number.