May 4, 2020
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】
埼玉県出身。法学部卒業。2003年カナダに移住。ブリティッシュコロンビア大学（UBC）移民法プログラム修了。カナダの様々な移民コンサルタント・弁護士事務所にて勤務。2007年より、大手法律事務所・Davis LLP(2015年よりDLA Piper LLPに統合）に勤務。2009年、カナダ政府公認移民コンサルンタントの国家試験に合格。2016年に移民コンサルタント事務所、YuPass Canada Immigration Inc.を設立。これまでに個人・企業を含め、世界28か国1,000人以上のビザ取得をサポート。Canadian Association Of Professional Immigration Consultants会員。
Originally from Saitama, Japan and immigrated to Canada in 2003. Graduated from the Immigration Practitioner program at University of British Columbia in 2005. Worked at an immigration division of Davis LLP (integrated to the world’s largest law firm DLA Piper) from 2007 to 2016. In 2009, passed the national exam of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC), and became a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant. Established YuPass Canada Immigration Inc. in 2016. Has experience with assisting over 1,000 customers from 28 countries. Member of Canadian Association Of Professional Immigration Consultants.