IRCC Unveils Updated Regulations for Spouses and Common-Law Partners of Study Permit Holders

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has recently announced revised guidelines affecting spouses and common-law partners of individuals holding study permits. These changes particularly impact partners of full-time students enrolled in graduate programs, professional degree programs, and those possessing a valid open work permit under the C42 category, which extends their permission as partners of students in a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) eligible program at a designated institution. It's worth noting that applications submitted prior to March 18, 2024, remain unaffected by these modifications.

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