Q. I am in Canada for a visit. During my stay here, I’ve been offered to work as a nurse. My job offer is approved by Service Canada. Can I apply for a work permit from within Canada or at the border? In the US, I know of caregivers who are able to file for a work permit within the US.
A. The law has it that first time work permits cannot be filed inside Canada. Extensions, on the other hand, is allowed. If you come from a country that requires a Canadian visa, then you aren’t qualified to apply for a work permit at the border. You need to do this in your home country or in the US. If you don’t have a US visa, you can avail of their “one day visa” by visiting the US Consulate. Typically, they will grant this if you are going to a Canadian consulate in the US for an interview.
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