I am an Australian who originally came to Canada with a 1yr Work Permit to work in the Rental Shop of ski resort.
I have since been offered a job in the as a Chef by another company.
This company advertised locally for a considerable amount of time, and were unable to find an appropriate Canadian worker to fill the position.
My Work Permit expires in a couple of months time, however this company wants me for at least the next six months.
I would like to extend my permit to work in this position.
1) What are the steps that I (and my employer) would need to take in order for this to happen?
2) Is it likely that I would be successful with my application because of the nature of the position? (eg. maybe not considered a highly skilled position)
3) Would the fact that the employer advertised unsuccessfully for a long time be an advantage for me?
Thankyou for your help!