Canadian Government has extended the deadline for visit visa holders with job offers to apply for a work permit without leaving the country.
People who had a work permit in the last 12 months and are applying under this new policy can also request to start working for their new employer sooner.
The policy, which was set to expire on 28 February 2022, will now continue until 28 February 2025.
This extension will allow Canadian firms to address their staff shortage.
Before this policy, visit visa holders had to leave Canada to get a work permit after getting a job offer.
The following requirements must be met by the applicant in order for them to be eligible for this program:
- When applying, have a current visiting status in Canada.
- Get a job offer that has been sanctioned by a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) or an offer of employment that is exempt from an LMIA.
- Before the deadline noted above, submit an application for an employer-specific work permit.
- Comply with all other conditions.