Can I work in Canada while waiting for permanent residence?

If you are in Canada and waiting for your Permanent Residency (PR) application to be processed, you may be eligible to work in Canada under certain conditions.

If you have applied for a spousal sponsorship and you are currently in Canada on a visitor visa, you may be eligible to apply for an open work permit. An open work permit allows you to work for any employer in Canada, without the need for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). However, to be eligible for an open work permit, you must meet certain requirements, such as having a valid temporary resident status in Canada and being in the country on valid status when the application is submitted.

If you are waiting for your PR application to be processed and you are not eligible for an open work permit, you may still be able to work in Canada if you have a valid work permit, such as a work permit issued under a International Experience Canada (IEC) program or a work permit issued under a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).

It is important to note that the rules regarding work permits in Canada can be complex and may vary depending on your individual circumstances. It is recommended that you consult with a qualified immigration lawyer or a regulated immigration consultant to determine your eligibility to work in Canada while waiting for your PR application to be processed. If you have any questions, you may contact our lawyers at info@falconlawyers.ca or 1-877-892-7778.

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