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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