One of the most common instances for people who are interested in studying in Canada is to enter the country as a visitor, to search for academic programs of their liking, and then trying to find a way to apply for a study permit.
Being a foreigner and having a job offer in Canada could open doors towards a permanent residency, however, the definition of a job offer can vary depending on which procedure you use.
Invitation letters for purposes of visa applications and other immigration steps are an important element of the process.
Temporary foreign workers and international students who are entitled to work in Canada often wonder how to match their work permits with the social insurance number (“SIN”) in order to keep using it.
If you are planning to change your status as a student while being a visitor, it is recommended to do it as far in advance as possible trying to avoid the expense and the burden of having to file for two processes at the same time.
A lot of students and visitors wish to gain work experience while offering their volunteer work to Canadian employers. Volunteer work is a very complex situation to understand when it comes to immigration laws and regulations.
When a professional offers immigration advice for free you should be suspicious. If they offer advice for free it may mean they will try to take money from you in another way.
Studying in Canada is expensive and most international students use the benefit of working while studying in order to bear some of the living expenses of their stay in the country. Not all students can work while studying.
The fear to re-apply for a visa after being refused is a common feeling, especially when the applicant was over confident while filing the first application and the result was not positive. If you are considering to re-apply there are several factors that must be considered in prior to filing the new application.
Recently the Canadian government implemented changes to the processing of the LMIA-exempt work permits. One of the more affected categories is the Free Trade Agreement stream that for many years had a very flexible process. In many cases the applicants only had to go to the closest border or port of entry to obtain a work permit.