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.
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.
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.
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.
The processing times for the different applications are constantly changing and clients stress out when their current immigration documents expire and they have not received a reply from the Canadian government. However, as long as the applicant submitted the application PRIOR to the expiry date of their document, the person will be covered under IMPLIED STATUS, this means that the person is legally allowed to remain in Canada until a decision has been made on their applications.