Marginal note:International agreements
204. A work permit may be issued under section 200 to a foreign national who intends to perform work pursuant to
(a) an international agreement between Canada and one or more countries, other than an agreement concerning seasonal agricultural workers;
(b) an agreement entered into by one or more countries and by or on behalf of one or more provinces; or
(c) an agreement entered into by the Minister with a province or group of provinces under subsection 8(1) of the Act.
Marginal note:Canadian interests
205. 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, educational or training program, 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.
Marginal note:No other means of support
206. (1) A work permit may be issued under section 200 to a foreign national in Canada who cannot support themself without working, if the foreign national
(a) has made a claim for refugee protection that has been referred to the Refugee Protection Division but has not been determined; or
(b) is subject to an unenforceable removal order.
(2) Despite subsection (1), a work permit must not be issued to a claimant referred to in subsection 111.1(2) of the Act unless at least 180 days have elapsed since their claim was referred to the Refugee Protection Division.
- SOR/2012-252, s. 2.
Marginal note:Applicants in Canada
207. A work permit may be issued under section 200 to a foreign national in Canada who
(a) is a member of the live-in caregiver class set out in Division 3 of Part 6 and meets the requirements of section 113;
(b) is a member of the spouse or common-law partner in Canada class set out in Division 2 of Part 7;
(c) is a protected person within the meaning of subsection 95(2) of the Act;
(d) has applied to become a permanent resident and the Minister has granted them an exemption under subsection 25(1), 25.1(1) or 25.2(1) of the Act; or
(e) is a family member of a person described in any of paragraphs (a) to (d).
- SOR/2010-252, s. 3.
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