Can a person on visitor visa apply for work permit

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Can a person on visitor visa apply for work permit

Postby kashish on Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:13 pm

DEAR FRIENDS

I AM CONFUSED ON WHETHER A PERSON WHO COMES CANADA ON VISIT VISA CAN APPLY FOR WORK PERMIT WHILE HE IS INSIDE CANADA OR NOT.
I have come to Canada on a visitor visa. Would like to get my work permit done but dont know how? How can I find a job offer on visit visa status. The employers are not ready to offer job on visit visa status?
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Postby David on Sun Feb 19, 2006 6:45 pm

Yes, he can do so. The case would need to be submitted to a visa office outside of Canada, however.
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Postby arandahe on Wed Feb 22, 2006 9:52 pm

Yes, you can apply for a work permit while staying in Canada, this is my case.

I'm staying in Toronto since December as a visitor. About 2 weeks ago I got a job offer from a local company, last week I went to the Canadian Consulate in Buffalo, New York (it's just 2 hours away) and successfully applied for a NAFTA work permit. My job offer didn't need to be confirmed by HRSDC (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada); however, since I applied for a one-year permit I was given a form for Medical Examination to complete my application.

I had the Medical Examination done yesterday by a Designated Medical Practitioner here in Toronto. It was really quick and affordable, just took 2 hours for only $155 CAD (general examination, chest x-rays, urinalysis, syphilis serology, and HIV).

Now, I have to wait from 1 to 2 months to get my work permit. It isn't too bad, considering that I came on December as a visitor and started to look for a software engineering job since January.

You might be luckier and not need the Medical Examination. If you have any questions, please post a reply and I'll answer it as soon as I can.
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Thanks arandahe

Postby kashish on Fri Feb 24, 2006 2:42 pm

Thanks a lot Arandahe. I have 8 years experience in travel field. But I am finding it difficult to find job here. the employers say there are many canadians who join the travel field without doingg graduation and now they are earning more. So, for them to find canadians in travel field is not a big deal. This is the reason they are not ready to sponsor me as they have to show hrdc that they could not find any canadian of better experience than me.I think I will have to go back and apply for immigration. As it is I had not ever thought of applying but after visiting Canada, would surely apply.

Thanks a lot.
Congrats.
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="arandahe"]Yes, you can apply for a work permit while staying in Canada, this is my case.

I'm staying in Toronto since December as a visitor. About 2 weeks ago I got a job offer from a local company, last week I went to the Canadian Consulate in Buffalo, New York (it's just 2 hours away) and successfully applied for a NAFTA work permit. My job offer didn't need to be confirmed by HRSDC (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada); however, since I applied for a one-year permit I was given a form for Medical Examination to complete my application.

I had the Medical Examination done yesterday by a Designated Medical Practitioner here in Toronto. It was really quick and affordable, just took 2 hours for only $155 CAD (general examination, chest x-rays, urinalysis, syphilis serology, and HIV).

Now, I have to wait from 1 to 2 months to get my work permit. It isn't too bad, considering that I came on December as a visitor and started to look for a software engineering job since January.

You might be luckier and not need the Medical Examination. If you have any questions, please post a reply and I'll answer it as soon as I can.[/quote]
I have come to Canada on a visitor visa. Would like to get my work permit done but dont know how? How can I find a job offer on visit visa status. The employers are not ready to offer job on visit visa status?
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need to get spousal work permit

Postby kusum mehta on Wed Mar 01, 2006 6:48 pm

I have accompanied my husband on his work permit. Right now i am on visitor visa. Even i have almost five year of experience in software. I want to apply for open work permit.

- Can i get spousal work permit depending upon his work permit?
- What r the chancing of gettting it? how much time it will take?
- Does canadian companies entertain us without work permit or they always ask for work permit?

please help me.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Can a person on visitor visa apply for work permit

Postby greta on Fri Mar 17, 2006 1:36 am

Hi
I just read over everyone elses cases and was wondering if that only applies for American citisins? I am an australian holidaying in canada. I dont need a visitor visa but would like to abtain a work permit from here. Im pretty sure i could get an offer as ive seen heaps of positions advertised in my field (chemistry). So can an australian just go to the states to submit their application?
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Postby David on Sat Mar 18, 2006 1:20 pm

The provisions of NAFTA apply to Mexican and US citizens only. The CCFTA is a similar agreement applicable to Chilean citizens.
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Postby greta on Wed Mar 22, 2006 3:50 pm

yes but can a australian with a job offer approved by HRDS subbmit their application at an american visa office?
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Postby David on Wed Mar 22, 2006 4:22 pm

Yes, if the individual has legal admission to the USA or Canada. Processing at a port of entry may also be an option in such a case.
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