Extension or Change of Conditions on Work Permit at a Canadian Port of Entry

Lisa Vincent
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Extension or Change of Conditions on Work Permit at a Canadian Port of Entry

It may happen that you are in Canada with a work permit to work for a company. Suddenly the project extends its time, or you don't like the work condition at all. So, you want to change the condition. What to do in these cases When you are in these situations, you need to know the answers clearly and urgently.

So, we decided to give you a quick overview of the Extension or Change of Conditions on a Work Permit at a Canadian Port of Entry.

Extension or Change of Conditions on Work Permit at a Canadian
A work permit allows you to stay and work in Canada for a certain amount of time. This work permit has a time limit, and upon expiration, you cannot work or stay in the country. Also, if you want to change the work condition, place, or even the company you work for, you need to change to permit. This is not a very complicated process, yet you need to be careful.

If you are facing such a situation, it is time to extend the permit.

The process of extending the visa will vary depending on the type of work permit you have. We will discuss all the types briefly.

If you want to change the work permit for a temporary visa
In the case of work permit extension Canada, you must apply at least 30 days before the current permit's expiration. But it is always better to apply with some time in hand. After the process is done and you have a new extended permit, follow the instructions. Contact your employer and prove that you have extended permission. So, you are out of any misunderstanding in the future.

In the case of changing the work permit, the process requires somewhat the same formalities. Apply to the authorities stating that you need to change the condition or place of work. Before starting to work for a new employer or company, you will need a new work permit.

In this case, it will be better to start working after you have the new work permit in hand. The application process is the same, as we said. You can apply online or direct from the office.

If you want to change the work permit for an Experience Canada Work Permit
In such case, you have a chance to change your work permit status for appropriate reasons, such as:

  • You need more time to complete the project
  • You are eligible for more time to work here
  • Your employer asks you to stay longer

Also, you can apply for changing the status when you face some other problems like:

  • The bankruptcy of the company
  • Getting fired or
  • Getting other job offers

The application process needs you to fill the IMM 5710E form. It is the application for changing or extending your Work permit visa in Canada. Also, you have the option to fill the application online or offline.

If you want to get the Bridging Open Work Permit
First, let me tell you what this is about. Suppose you have come to Canada with a temporary work permit. Then after a while, you have applied for your permanent residency. What will happen when you wait for your PR permit, but your work visa is going to expire?

You apply for a bridging open work permit. This permit allows you to stay and work in Canada until your PR permit is done.

In case of applying for such work permit, notify them that you are applying for an Open Work Permit”.

Requirements of Applying For Extending or Changing Condition on Work Permit
You must prove your eligibility for getting such permits before applying. The eligibility facts are:

  • You will leave Canada as soon as your work is done.
  • You are financially eligible to take care of your needs.
  • You have no criminal record.
  • You have no medical issue that may jeopardize your or others' life. You must be ready to take any medical checkup they ask.
  • You will not be associated with anything illegal.

Documents needed:

  • Your offer letter from an employer or company
  • Documents proving your experience and ability
  • The contract form from the company

Extension or change of conditions on a work permit at a Canadian port of entry may not be a very complicated process but an important one. You will never know what situation lies ahead of you. So, know about the process.  Keep track of the expiration date of your work permit. Apply before it expires. And if you are unable to do so, contact an experienced professional who can do all these on your behalf.

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