Evidence of meeting #5 for Citizenship and Immigration in the 43rd Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament’s site, as are the minutes.) The winning word was back.

A recording is available from Parliament.

On the agenda

MPs speaking

Also speaking

Harpreet Kochhar  Assistant Deputy Minister, Operations, Department of Citizenship and Immigration
Catrina Tapley  Deputy Minister, Department of Citizenship and Immigration

10:45 a.m.


Jenny Kwan NDP Vancouver East, BC

Can you provide to the committee what that financial requirement is, please?

If a work permit is given to a spouse under the new program, are there restrictions on what kind of work he or she does? Is it an open work permit? Again, can the spouse work for multiple employers? When will the work permit expire?

Likewise, if the spouse wants to go to school, does he or she need a study permit as well?

10:45 a.m.

Deputy Minister, Department of Citizenship and Immigration

Catrina Tapley

Open work permits are absolutely open work permits. Yes, they could work for multiple employers. Study permits are also provided to immediate family to help families when they come to Canada.

As for the expiry...Harpreet?

10:45 a.m.


The Chair Liberal Salma Zahid

Your time is up. We've come to the end of the meeting.

I want to thank all the witnesses for appearing before the committee. Thank you for all the work that you do.

The meeting is adjourned.