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Posted on March 02 2023

IRCC says 'Canada visit visa holders can work in Canada, if they have a valid job offer'

By Editor
Updated July 25 2023

Highlights: Visitors to acquire work permits with a valid job offer

  • IRCC announced that foreign nationals in Canada with a valid employment offer can apply for a Canadian work permit.
  • The policy was introduced in 2020 as a temporary program policy to help temporary residents in Canada with job offers.
  • The extension of this policy will be applicable till February 28, 2025.
  • Candidates must fulfill the eligibility criteria to qualify for the temporary public policy.

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Eligibility for Temporary public policy

To qualify for the temporary public program, the candidate must fulfil the given criteria:

  • Have an authorized Canada visitor status when applying for a permit.
  • Have a valid employment offer backed with LMIA (Labor Market Impact Assessment) or an offer letter with an LMIA-exempt offer.
  • You must submit an application before February 28, 2025, and adhere to the other admissible criteria.

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