Due to the wildfires and forced evacuation of Fort McMurray, there will be many assignees that have lost their official immigration documents or have at least had them damaged.
The government has put in place special measures including priority processing and free replacement of Canadian citizenship and immigration documents. They have also included an extension of temporary resident status and the waiving of certain requirements for visitors, workers and students (see more below).
These special measures include the waiving of some fees and other specific requirements for Canadian citizens, permanent residents and temporary residents.
Here is a list of documents that may be replaced at no cost and on an urgent priority basis:
If you have an assignee that was affected by the fire and is a work permit holder whose work permit is expiring, they may continue to work under the same terms as the expiring work permit as long as they apply for a new work permit before August 3, 2016.