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How Can I Renew My Work Permit? - Refugee 

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Posted On: 12/16/2018
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Hi,

I am a refugee in the process of getting my PR. I have realized my work permit expired earlier this month, I forgot to extend it. Few questions:

1) I am still working at my job. Should I quit the job I have now as I am not allowed to work until I get a new work permit? I read somewhere about having 90 days to apply again I think.

2) Is there a difference process for a refugee when applying for work permits than other people? As I keep trying to open a new work permit application on the canada immigration website but it keeps redirecting me back to "my applications" homepage, where I can see my other applications but I can't make a new one. The new work permit paper or online always makes the assumption that you aren't a refugee applying. Refugees have a different standard from what I read but I could be wrong.

3) Should I just apply for a new work permit in paper form? Am I doing anything wrong that would be illegal?

4) Which organization can I contact in Toronto/scarborough so I can ask my question to ensure it is legal.

Thank you for your help.
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Posted On: 12/29/2018
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

You may want to contact the nearest Immigrant and Refugee serving organization by using our Services Near Me Tool for some assistance and information regarding this application process.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.
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Lahbib70
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Posted On: 1/7/2019
Lahbib70
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Hello,
Here is a link to the Restoration of temporary resident status:
https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/temporary-residents/visitors/restoration-status.html
Both paper and online applications are accepted by IRCC, however, there is a difference in processing times.
Always keep proof of your application's submission.
Thank you
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