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On July 11, 2022, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) published a new program delivery update announcing new instructions for bridging open work permits (BOWP) for International Mobility Program (IMP) applicants. According to the new instructions, applicants must be authorized to work at the time of submission only. To be eligible for a BOWP, at the time of submission, a foreign national must have valid temporary resident status and work permit, have maintained status and authorization to work under paragraph 186(u) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR), and be eligible to restore their temporary resident status with authorization to work.