Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (SOR/2002-227)

Regulations are current to 2019-03-27 and last amended on 2018-12-31. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Canadian interests

 A work permit may be issued under section 200 to a foreign national who intends to perform work that

  • (a) would create or maintain significant social, cultural or economic benefits or opportunities for Canadian citizens or permanent residents;

  • (b) would create or maintain reciprocal employment of Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada in other countries;

  • (c) is designated by the Minister as being work that can be performed by a foreign national on the basis of the following criteria, namely,

    • (i) the work is related to a research program,

    • (i.1) the work is an essential part of a post-secondary academic, vocational or professional training program offered by a designated learning institution as defined in section 211.1,

    • (i.2) the work is an essential part of a program at the secondary level

      • (A) that is a vocational training program offered by a designated learning institution in Quebec, or

      • (B) that is a program offered by a designated learning institution that requires students to work in order to obtain their secondary or high school diploma or certificate of graduation, or

    • (ii) limited access to the Canadian labour market is necessary for reasons of public policy relating to the competitiveness of Canada’s academic institutions or economy; or

  • (d) is of a religious or charitable nature.

  • SOR/2014-14, s. 7.
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