New IRCC Public Policy Helping Stranded Temporary Workers from Trinidad and Tobago

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, COVID-19, Updates

Last week, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) announced a new public policy to help agricultural workers from Trinidad and Tobago (a dual-island Caribbean nation) stranded in Canada due to COVID-19 travel restrictions in their home country.

This public policy, in effect until February 12, 2021, ensures they can maintain their legal status if they remain in Canada through the winter months. Under the policy, workers can apply for a 6-month open work permit, allowing them to find other employment.

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