Processing times for immigration applications are determined based on several factors, including the specific office in which the application is being processed and the volume of applications at any given time. For example, as of the time of publishing this article, the average processing time for work permit applications submitted from within Canada is 142 days.
In response to lengthened processing times in relation to COVID-19, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (“IRCC”) released a new public policy which allows eligible temporary foreign workers to submit an application for a new work permit and to transition to the new role without waiting for the new work permit to first be issued. Those wishing to take advantage of this new policy must make a request to IRCC and wait for approval of that request (usually issued within ten (10) days) before transitioning to new employment.
If you are a foreign worker who has recently been fired, and you are unsure whether you have legal status to remain in Canada, or you interested in understanding your rights, please contact Toronto employment and immigration lawyers, Sultan Lawyers, at (416) 214-5111 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org