Are you already in Canada and have you got problems with your status? You need to correct them? Well, then Canada gives you a chance for applying for a resident visa, temporarily, in Canada. This leaves you with two options:
- Update your status to visitor.
- Apply for extension of a work permit (applicable only for those who have residency application or an LMO).
Update your status to visitor
If your current visa looks to expire before the new one being issued to you and for those who await the second-year working holiday visa (IEC) applications here is your chance to change your status to visitor status in Canada. It is usually for a period of 90 days. You might get it for 180 days as well, it depends on the judgment of border officers. And it is very important for temporary resident visa that the CIC has to receive your application before your work permit expires. When on a visitor status you aren’t allowed to work in Canada and without a temporary resident visa and change of your status to visitor it is not recommended to stay in Canada. Never seek to work without a work permit which is valid, in Canada as this is a serious offence which will damage your visa applications in future and will also lead to a fine for your manager too.
Applying for a work permit extension
This is only valid for those with residency applications or a LMO in a process and is in a need to increase their permit to work to bridge the gap. Also refer to the Bridging Open Permits which are available for Federal Class residency applications.
Implied Status in Canada
Applying for a temporary resident visa and being successful at it will earn you an implied status in Canada. As the word suggests, having implied status in Canada grants you legal status while you await an answer on your application from the Immigration Canada. However, with an implied status you definitely cannot work beyond the expiry of your work permit. This is a serious offence which will damage your visa applications in future and will also lead to a fine for your manager too. As soon as your work permit expires, just quit working immediately. “Implied status” is for those who want to change their status and have applied for it in Canada (PNP, FSW, IEC, CEC). You are granted an implied status when you make an application for extending your IEC visa, only until the time it is rejected. The work permit of yours can be extended if the response that you receive from only your residency application LMO application or LMO application. The visa extension here will compromise of a CEC/FSW/LMO/PNP reference number. The work permit will only be gained by the applicant to fill up the gap if and only their application is fully processed.
Implied Status for temporary residents
If you are a temporary resident and you tend to send an authorization application for an extension of your stay in Canada latest before your status’ expiry date, you will be, as a temporary resident, marked in status till the time of a decision on your application. For temporary residents, this is an implied status. If you applied for an extension to your stay in Canada and you hold a study permit or a work permit, you are allowed to keep studying or working under the same conditions that of your previous permit, under the similar category. But you will have to stop studying or working if you have applied for extension to your stay under a different category.
Ways of applying for temporary resident visa in Canada
This can be done online. To maximize the limit of your work permit applying for visa a day before your work permit expires is advisable.
Make sure that you are applying for a Temporary Resident Visa prior to the expiry of your visa.