Letter of IntroductionForeign nationals who are in Canada with a letter of introduction (LOI) after approval of a study or work permit application processed outside of Canada

Foreign nationals who are physically in Canada and who received a positive decision letter (letter of introduction [LOI]) on their study or work permit application [IMM 1294 or IMM 1295] processed outside of Canada may request the examination and document issuance required by section 11 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) from within Canada using the IRCC Web form.

Foreign nationals who received a LOI under International Experience Canada (IEC) are also eligible to have their relevant permit(s) issued from within Canada.

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, these foreign nationals can’t leave and re-enter Canada to present their LOI for examination (in other words, they can’t travel to a port of entry to flagpole or travel to another country and return). Therefore, a process has been developed to conduct the examination and issuance of documents required under section A11. This process will be in place until March 31, 2021.

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