Canada Grants Relief to Visit Visa Holders with Job Offers


The Canadian government has announced big relief for visit visa holders. They have extended the deadline for job offers to apply for work permits without leaving the country.

Applicants who have held a work permit within the last 12 months can also request to start working sooner under the new policy.

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A policy that was due to expire on 28 February 2022 will now last until 28 February 2025.


The applicants must fulfill the criteria in order to apply for the job:

  • Candidates must have an authorized Canada visitor status before applying for a permit.
  • It is necessary to have a valid employment offer according to the Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) or even an offer letter that is exempt from the LMIA.
  • Applicants must submit their employer-specific work permit applications by the deadline mentioned above.
  • The rest of the requirements must be met.
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