No, it’s not. You can stand qualified for a Canadian Permanent Resident visa even if you do not have a Canadian job offer.
In this context, it means a genuine job offer from a legitimate Canadian employer.
There are two types of job offers:
Yes, it is indeed possible to do that. You can apply for a Temporary Work Permit only or along with a Canada Immigration Visa. In such cases, the IRCC takes cognisance of your intent to work in Canada for a temporary time period and post that reside in Canada on a permanent basis.
If you are able to secure a job offer that’s supported by aLabour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from a Canadian employer, under the Express Entry system, you are given extra points between 50 and 200. These are awarded under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) and depend on the type of position offered to you.
Do keep in mind that these points are in no way a guarantee that you will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA), but you will stand a higher chance of receiving it – which means your immigration process will be on the fast track.
No, there are none.
The Canadian government issues a document to foreign workers to work in Canada which is known as a Work Permit. This comprises Work Visas and Employment Authorizations. This permit will allow you to do a specific job for a specific employer.
It is defined as:
If you are not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, in most cases, you will require it to work in Canada. In some cases, however, foreign workers do not need a work permit.
Firstly, you will have to get a genuine job offer from a Canadian employer. You wouldn’t need it if you have an open work permit. These permits are usually available to:
These are issued by the IRCC.
You will have to submit your applications for a work permit online.
Use a scanner or camera to create and upload electronic copies of all required documents.
You will also require a credit card.
Outside Canada, you have to apply for a work permit at the Canadian visa office in either your own country or the country in which you have been lawfully admitted.
In most cases, the processing time period is a few days to a couple of weeks. This depends on:
This length depends on:
You can get your work permit extended once you are in Canada. However, some permits have a maximum time period.
To work in Canada, if you have a Work Permit, you may not require a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) if you are from a visa-exempt country, but you will still be required to get an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to enter Canada.
You can apply for the TRV at the Canadian visa office in either your own country or the country in which you have been lawfully admitted.
While you can take the paper application route, an easier way to apply for an eTA is online.
Opportunities – whether business or employment – are mostly time-sensitive. If you are seeking the most efficient method to move forward in terms of getting the right permits, you should hire an attorney with related expertise to swiftly propel your process forward.
This status comes into play when your temporary stay permit has expired and your application for a new one is under processing.
This status, called maintained status, will allow you and your family (if applicable in this case) to stay in Canada till your application is fully processed. In most cases, this status is applicable for persons who are seeking an extension of their study or work permit or of their visitor visa.
No, they don’t. This status automatically comes into play when you or your family applies for an extension of the existing permit and are still awaiting the result of the application.
This status remains in play till the extension application gets a result.
If you are a temporary worker who has applied for a work permit extension for the same employer before your previous permit’s expiration, you can continue working under the previous permit’s conditions, which is for the same employer.
But if you have applied for a work permit for a different employer, you must stop working when the permit expires and wait for the final decision on the application.
If you are a student and have applied for a study permit extension before the previous permit’s expiration, you can continue studying under its conditions. But if you have applied for a study permit for a different institution, you should stop studying when the permit expires and wait for the final decision on the application.
If that happens, the applicant will be out of status in Canada. They can, in some situations, apply for status restoration.
They can re-enter Canada as temporary residents if they have a multiple-entry visa or are temporary resident visa (TRV)-exempt.
If someone is from a country that requires a TRV leaves Canada to visit the United States or St Pierre and Miquelon, they are considered as TRV-exempt and can re-enter Canada as a temporary resident.
However, they cannot resume work or study after leaving and re-entering the country until they get a new work or study permit.
In most cases, the application proof regarding permit extension is considered as proof of maintained status. If this application has been submitted during the validity period of the person’s previous permit, they remain on maintained status.
For hassle-free re-entry into Canada, individuals on maintained status should carry their application submission proof along with them.
If you have submitted an application for a new work permit for a different employer, you must cease working upon the expiration of the previous permit and wait for a decision on the application for the new work permit.
Students should follow the same practice.
You may have permits that show a gap in the dates between the expiry of your former permit and the issue of the more recent permit. But, in almost all cases, the new permit does state that the holder maintained their status until their new permit was issued, making clear the reason behind the gap in dates.
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