In the recent times, Canada has created a provision allowing individuals holding Working Holiday Visas to prolong their documents for a maximum period of 12 months.
The COVID-19 pandemic caused the imposition of travel restrictions to various destinations across the globe. Canada is among the countries that implemented these travel regulations for individuals wanting to enter its territory. However, Canada now allows working holiday visitors whose travel was hampered by coronavirus the last chance to enter the country.
Under normal circumstances, this type of Visa is legible for use ones. Nevertheless, the outbreak of COVID-19 has prompted the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to review this regulation to allow further utilization for 12 months.
Individuals whose introduction letters (LOI) are almost expiring and who hold Working Holiday Visas can now travel by extending their letters.
You can now extend your introduction letter (LOI) if it is about to expire and you are a holder of a Working Holiday Visa to travel to Canada.
However, the Canadian government website prevents participants, such as the International Experience Canada (IEC), from using this service.
Your eligibility to use Working Holiday Visas depends on the issue date of the initial LOI. In this case, the Visas are applicable for a period starting from January 1, 2019, and ending on April 30, 2020. This means all individuals with Working Holiday Visas must have the expiry dates of their LOI before December 21, 2021. The eligibility does not depend on whether you have attained an extension. Nevertheless, the government of Canada still allows you eligibility, and therefore, you can reapply upon the expiry of your LOI.
Beginning from July, the temporary program is accessible to the holders of Working Holiday Visas. You can benefit from this service by utilizing the web form of IRCC by December 31, 2021.