Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada has made a temporary change

to one of their policies of converting a visitor visa to a work

permit. Typically this is not allowed, however, as Canada recovers

from the pandemic, visitors may now apply for temporary work if the

below conditions are met:

  • have valid status in Canada as a

    visitor on the day they apply

  • have been in Canada on August 24,

    2020 and remained in Canada

  • have a job offer
  • submit an application for an

    employer-specific work permit that is supported by a Labour Market

    Impact Assessment (LMIA) or an LMIA-exempt offer of employment, no

    later than March 31, 2021

  • meet all other standard admissibility


Those who may be eligible are encouraged to contact an

immigration specialist for case-specific advice.

The content of this article is intended to provide a general

guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought

about your specific circumstances.

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