***IMPORTANT NOTICE***

All biometrics services can only be done through appointment at designated Service Canada centres.

Workers changing jobs or employers in Canada

If your local Service Canada office is closed, you may not need to give your biometrics when you apply for a new work permit. After you apply and pay all your fees, we’ll let you know if this applies to you. If it does, we’ll refund your biometrics fee (CAN$85).

For more detail, please visit Canada.ca directly.

(URL: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/biometrics.html)

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