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Old Dec 16th 2011, 4:25 pm
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Can you live and work anywhere in Canada?

Are you required to work at all times in order to maintain your residence in Canada?

If you are from a visa requiring country, do you also need a visa in order to fly in and out of Canada?

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Old Dec 16th 2011, 4:37 pm
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Originally Posted by bewillow
Can you live and work anywhere in Canada?

Are you required to work at all times in order to maintain your residence in Canada?

If you are from a visa requiring country, do you also need a visa in order to fly in and out of Canada?

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Yes live and work anywhere

No but if no income or wealthy enough might be a strain if not working or unless in a breach of working conditions regarding the issue of the work permit.

Yes if travelling back from a TRV country a valid visa is required unless returning from a trip from the US only or St Pierre & Miquelon.
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Old Dec 17th 2011, 12:03 am
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No but if no income or wealthy enough might be a strain if not working or unless in a breach of working conditions regarding the issue of the work permit.
Are there conditions on a "open work permit" though? To me "open" suggests few conditions...

How does one renew the visa if that expires while you are in Canada on an TWP?
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Old Dec 17th 2011, 12:26 am
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Originally Posted by bewillow
Are there conditions on a "open work permit" though? To me "open" suggests few conditions...

How does one renew the visa if that expires while you are in Canada on an TWP?

1. Yes, if it is based on a spouse's work permit, if the spouse leaves Canada, it is no longer valid. You may need a satisfactory medical assessment to obtain a work permit if:

you wish to work in facilities where it is important to protect public health, such as:
health services;
child care;
primary or secondary education; OR
you are coming to work in an agricultural occupation and you have lived in a designated country or territory;
2. If eligible you apply to Vegreville for an extension prior to it's expiry.
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2. If eligible you apply to Vegreville for an extension [of the visa] prior to it's expiry.
Just to be 100% sure: The visa is for entering and exiting the country. So I could be in the country on a TWP which is valid, but the visa for travel to the country has expired. Presumably I can apply for the renewal of the visa after it is expired but before the TWP has expired... Correct?
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While overseas on your travels you would need to apply for a visa at an Canadian embassy or consulate - that is only if you are a citizen of a country whose nationals require a visa to enter Canada. You would show them your TWP as evidence.
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