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Information regarding Temporary Worker's Visa, please?

Old Aug 27th 2015, 8:19 am
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Hello,

I would like to work in Canada for a while, in order to decide whether a permanent move would be for me. Yes, I realise citizenship isn't as simple as just living there.....

If anybody has any information they could give me, with regard to attaining a Temporary Worker's Visa, I would be very grateful.

Thank you
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Old Aug 27th 2015, 8:28 am
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Originally Posted by Vulcan66
Hello,

I would like to work in Canada for a while, in order to decide whether a permanent move would be for me. Yes, I realise citizenship isn't as simple as just living there.....

If anybody has any information they could give me, with regard to attaining a Temporary Worker's Visa, I would be very grateful.

Thank you
you're under 30 you can apply for an IEC 2 year holiday working visa. They are limited in number and are snatched up incredibly quickly. Unless you are intending to apply for permanent residency, or secure a job in advance, you can't just get a working visa and see how it goes.
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Thanks for the quick reply.

I'm 48 and was intending to secure a job offer, first. Going to a jobs fair in London, in October, with regard to Canadian employment.
Permanent residency is a distinct possibility.
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Thanks for the quick reply.

I'm 48 and was intending to secure a job offer, first. Going to a jobs fair in London, in October, with regard to Canadian employment.
Permanent residency is a distinct possibility.
What do you do for a living? That will hugely influence the likelihood of securing a job.
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Civil Servant. But I have experience of admin in the private sector, as well.
I appreciate admin workers are ten a penny......
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Civil Servant. But I have experience of admin in the private sector, as well.
I appreciate admin workers are ten a penny......
Lots of admin in Canada. In fact the place thrives on it! Drives me nuts. The challenge you're going to face though is getting an employer to hire you over a similarly experienced Canadian - or someone who is already eligible to work here. The employer would need to demonstrate that they have been unable to find a suitable candidate already in the Country. Then the LMIA costs, I believe, $1000 as a start. Where are you thinking of moving to?
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Civil Servant. But I have experience of admin in the private sector, as well.
I appreciate admin workers are ten a penny......
Unless you have a trade with experience, getting a govt job offer for a TWP is not going to happen. Even for local govt. you need PR to apply. Admin is very generic and as has been said, no shortage of Canadians to do this.
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What do you do for a living? That will hugely influence the likelihood of securing a job.
I feel this is a perfect example of your other thread recently RP
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I feel this is a perfect example of your other thread recently RP
At least the OP doesn't have the arrogance of the "I've decided to move to Canada, where do I sign?". If Vulcan(?) really wants to move here then good luck to him. It is a beautiful place. I think maybe just a little more initial home research would give people more ammunition with which to offer pointers.

I can't speak for anyone but myself, but when we began the journey to immigration it was a real solo effort. I didn't even know this site existed. I think new posters need to do their own initial due diligence and then they can bring a bit more focus to their questions.

There is a very solid crew of well informed individuals who can offer accurate and valuable advice to specific questions. But they aren't here to do the job for you (you in general, not the op specifically).
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At least the OP doesn't have the arrogance of the "I've decided to move to Canada, where do I sign?". If Vulcan(?) really wants to move here then good luck to him. It is a beautiful place. I think maybe just a little more initial home research would give people more ammunition with which to offer pointers.

I can't speak for anyone but myself, but when we began the journey to immigration it was a real solo effort. I didn't even know this site existed. I think new posters need to do their own initial due diligence and then they can bring a bit more focus to their questions.

There is a very solid crew of well informed individuals who can offer accurate and valuable advice to specific questions. But they aren't here to do the job for you (you in general, not the op specifically).
That's exactly how I feel... I only used this site once we were nearly there and most other details sorted- that first post was to question the emotional side of the move...
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That's exactly how I feel... I only used this site once we were nearly there and most other details sorted- that first post was to question the emotional side of the move...
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Civil Servant. But I have experience of admin in the private sector, as well.
I appreciate admin workers are ten a penny......
I'm one of those ten pennies. There are other regular posters here who are too. And we are already PRs/citizens.

Some of us are temping/freelancing/contracting (sometimes more than one job at a time) to make ends meet. Some of us are around your age. Some of us have Canadian experience.

Unless you have a specific niche skill/qualification/experience, you almost certainly won't get anywhere near an LMIA.

What do you score on the EE CRS calculator?

(Sorry to be Debbie Downer ).
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