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ETAs- does CIC actually know its own rules!

Old Apr 3rd 2016, 6:22 pm
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Originally Posted by snoopdawg View Post
I can see lots of grief with this!
Airlines will be able to see if you have an ETA as you check in. If you haven't , how is the airline check in person going to to able to tell what is a valid visa for Canada, a PR card is easy but student, TWP ??? They are not CBSA officers nor should they be expected to act as such, I wonder what they will do?
If the ETA is as smooth as the ESTA site it may be ok, but given CIC's track record...............!!!
I made a huge boob on our trip, I had renewed youngest pup's passport months early, and so he still had a " valid" ESTA until August in my mind and on their site, forgetting it's linked to his previous passport. When we tried to check in, I realized the disaster but we were able to apply and get the new ESTA in minutes, the lady at check in could also see it a couple of minutes later. In fact I saw later that there is a dedicated computer terminal for ESTAs near the check ins, which would have been quicker I think. I can't see CIC putting computers in airports anywhere!!!!
1. If you read the CIC site regarding work/study permits and etas, you should have come across the following:

Should I apply for an eTA or a visa when I apply for a work permit?

No. Depending on your citizenship, you may need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) or a visitor visa, as well as a work permit. Your eTA or visa will be issued to you at the same time as your work permit. You do not need to apply separately or to pay an additional fee.
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Old Apr 3rd 2016, 7:08 pm
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Hi I agree, except that:

"Applicants who are issued an initial study or work permit on or after August 1, 2015 will automatically be issued an eTA along with their permit. For work permit or study permit renewal applications, the eTA will not be automatically renewed. If you wish to exit and re-enter Canada by air, you will need to ensure that your eTA is still valid by consulting the Check Status Tool. If your eTA has expired, you will need to apply for a new one as soon as you can and before the end of the eTA transition period in fall 2016."

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/study-how.asp


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Old Apr 3rd 2016, 7:47 pm
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Hi I agree, except that:

"Applicants who are issued an initial study or work permit on or after August 1, 2015 will automatically be issued an eTA along with their permit. For work permit or study permit renewal applications, the eTA will not be automatically renewed. If you wish to exit and re-enter Canada by air, you will need to ensure that your eTA is still valid by consulting the Check Status Tool. If your eTA has expired, you will need to apply for a new one as soon as you can and before the end of the eTA transition period in fall 2016."

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1. ETAs are valid for 5 years or until the passport expires, whichever comes first, so a non issue.
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Well, my understanding would be that if someone's initial study/work permit had been issued prior to 1 August 2015, there would not be an eTA linked to it and so then the above would at least make me question whether a renewal after that date would have an eTA automatically linked to it.

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Old Apr 18th 2016, 12:12 pm
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Does anyone know the situation for someone with COPR who hasn't activated yet?

Do I fall into the following?
• A foreign worker with a valid work permit for Canada, which I obtained on or after August 1, 2015

I appreciate I'm not a PR yet, as I haven't 'landed' but I'm not sure if I fall into the above, or if this just applies to people with a permit for a specific job etc?
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Originally Posted by kswoosh View Post
Hi

Does anyone know the situation for someone with COPR who hasn't activated yet?

Do I fall into the following?
• A foreign worker with a valid work permit for Canada, which I obtained on or after August 1, 2015

I appreciate I'm not a PR yet, as I haven't 'landed' but I'm not sure if I fall into the above, or if this just applies to people with a permit for a specific job etc?

From the CIC website



I have a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (CoPR) and will travel to Canada. Do I need an eTA?

No. If you are from a visa-exempt country and have been issued a Confirmation of Permanent Residence document, you do not need an eTA.
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Old Apr 18th 2016, 2:51 pm
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Sweet, thanks.
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