Tour and Travels · July 13, 2022

Rudraksh Group Explains How to Convert Canadian Tourist Visa to Work Permit In 2022

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As the travel restrictions around the world begin to relax and the world strives to get back to older times, the foreign policies of numerous countries offer opportunities. Some of these countries have launched unprecedented programs to attract foreign workers to migrate and revive their local economy. Canada is one such country that offers a Temporary Public Policy that allows the conversion of the Canadian Tourist Visa into a Work Permit. However, this program runs only until February 2023. 

For this, you first need to have a valid tourist visa. The formalities for a tourist visa are quite straightforward. You need to produce the following certificates to apply online on the IRCC portal. 

  • Reason to Visit – This could be tourism or visiting your immediate or extended family. 
  • Financial Records – You need to have enough funds in your account to cover your expenses for the duration that you will be in Canada. Alternatively, you could produce a letter of sponsorship from your family already living in Canada. 
  • Medical Certificates – Medical certificates related to your fitness. 
  • Insurance – Every person travelling abroad must have valid insurance. 
  • No Criminal Records – There must be no criminal record against you in India.
  • Travel Itinerary – If you are visiting a few places in Canada as a tourist, you need to have a travel itinerary prepared that clearly mentions the places you wish to visit, travel tickets and accommodation bookings. 
  • Valid Passport – Needless to say, you should be in possession of a valid passport in order to apply for a tourist visa for any country. 

Once the background checks are done and your submitted documents are verified, you will get the tourist visa. Generally, tourist visa formalities are not too complicated. 

Now that you are in Canada and wish to convert your tourist visa into a work permit, you need to have an employer-specific work contract. This means that you need to have a job offer from a Canadian employer. In addition to that, the employer must have a positive LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment) certificate which means that he/she couldn’t find any native or PR holder eligible for this job and that is why he/she wants to hire you. 

It could be a bit of a challenge to find an appropriate job. Nevertheless, the chances are quite good considering the fact that you are physically present in Canada, you could go in for the interviews and interact with potential employers. Once you receive a valid job offer with details regarding the employment like salary, perks, job description, requirements, experience, qualifications, etc, you could apply for the work permit directly. Note that you must be present in Canada at the time of the application and must apply before February 2023. 

This is yet another valid method to receive a Canadian work permit while you are already in Canada on a tourist visa. This is the way Canada is trying to boost its migration technique in order to hire foreign workers to offset the damage to the economy by the pandemic. Hence, it is a great opportunity for the aspirants to fulfil their dreams of settling abroad. To discuss your case, visit the office of Rudraksh Immigration Group. They will guide you through the entire process. 

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