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Extension of temporary measures to support Turkish and Syrian temporary residents

October 13, 2023

By IRCC News |

Following the devastating earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria in February 2023, the Government of Canada introduced measures to support Turkish and Syrian temporary residents in Canada who were unable to return home due to the destruction in the region.

These measures are now being extended until January 3, 2024.

Under these extended measures, Turkish and Syrian nationals in Canada with valid temporary resident status can continue to study, work or visit family by applying for an extension of their status free of charge. They can also move between temporary streams, and benefit from an open work permit.

Measures also provide support for Canadian citizens and permanent residents from Türkiye and Syria affected by the earthquakes to help them return home to Canada.

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