I don’t feel comfortable applying for my Work Permit at a Canadian airport in one shot. What should I do?
All our clients who have applied for Intra-company Transferee Work Permits in the past successfully obtained their Work Permits.
Almost all of those clients brought in their applications at a Canadian airport, went through a simple interview, received Work Permits right away.
This option to apply for a Work Permit directly at an airport is for applicants that have some degree of fluency in English, or can study hard for it ahead of time.
Applicants that want to have a peace of mind before departure, or have no English ability, may request for an Opinion Letter from the International Mobility Workers Unit.
You may apply for a pre-approval if you meet these conditions, you are outside of Canada currently, and you don’t need a Visa to Canada. If you have a USA, UK, Australian Passport for example, you do not need a Visa.
To apply, you will send your documents to the IMWU by email. Your application will be processed within two weeks. This option is much easier and takes less time than if you were to apply at the Canadian Embassy.
Business Visitors on business trips may also apply for a pre-approval.
The Opinion Letter is only a pre-approval. The final decision is made at the airport once you arrive in Canada.
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Yumi Ueda, LLB 【Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant】