Automatic issuance of work permits

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Resolution number: 
11
May 2007
Whereas: 
  1. Eligible refugee claimants are required to apply for work permits from CIC;
  2. Work permits are issued if applied for after the medical examination processing is completed;
  3. Completion of the medical examination process is not announced to refugee claimants, and they are never sure when to apply for their work permit, and work permits are required for applying for the SIN cards and for working legally in Canada;
Therefore be it resolved: 

That the CCR request that CIC issue the first work permits automatically, without claimants having to apply, to all adult eligible refugee claimants, upon completion of the medical examination process.

Working Group: 
Inland Protection