Canada announces significant relief for those with job offers on visit visas

The deadline for visitors with employment offers to apply for a work permit without leaving the country has been extended by the Canadian government.

Individuals who are applying under this new policy who had a work permit during the last 12 months may also ask to begin working for their new employer sooner.

The insurance coverage, which was originally scheduled to end on February 28, 2022, will now last until February 28, 2025.

With this extension, Canadian businesses will be able to handle their staffing crisis.

Prior to this arrangement, visitors who received a job offer had to depart Canada in order to obtain a work permit.

The following requirements must be met by the applicant in order for them to be eligible for this programme:

Have a current visitor visa when applying in Canada.
Get an employment offer that has been authorised by an LMIA or an LMIA-exempt offer of employment.
Send in your application for an employer-specific work permit by the time specified above.
Complete all other conditions.

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