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August 28, 2020

New Public Policy: Visitors Now Allowed to Apply for Work Permits from Within Canada!

Posted by Justin Toh - Bellissimo Law Group PC

On 24 August 2020, the Government of Canada introduced a new program for visitors in Canada. Visitors will be able to apply for an employer-specific work permit from within Canada if they meet the following criteria:

  • They have valid visitor status
  • They have been in Canada since 24 August 2020
  • They have a job offer
  • They submit an application no later than 31 March 2021
  • Their employer submits an application for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) no later than 31 March 2021.
  • They meet all normal admissibility criteria

They will not have to leave Canada before getting approved.

Persons who had a valid Work Permit during the past 12 months will also be able to apply for a new Work Permit, and even work prior to final approval of their new application.

If you have questions about Work Permits, feel free to contact our office to schedule a consultation.

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