Effective March 1, 2023, the Canadian government will facilitate immigration matters for Iranians with temporary status who wish to extend their stay in Canada.
- Visa holders will be able to move between temporary streams, allowing Iranians to continue studying, working, or visiting family by applying for a new permit from inside Canada.
- An open work permit pathway will be made available for Iranians already in Canada as well. Applications from Iranians in Canada will also be processed on a priority basis.
- Certain processing fees will be waived.