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My situation - PR/Medical/Study and Work Visa

Old Oct 26th 2012, 2:29 pm
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At the moment I'm on a student visa which expires at the end of March 2013. My course will finish this December.

I have applied for permanent residency through being in a common-law relationship. She was accepted to sponsor me. All the forms were received in London and the process started back a few months. However, we found they requested for further medical tests back in August. A letter was sent to us but we never received it! So we've confirmed this with them, and hopefully they should a new one soon.
As far as I'm aware after reading this forum, my further medical tests are to check that I don't have TB. Incidentally after I applied for PR back in March 2012, I had a doctors visit in the summer where an x-ray in my chest noticed something amiss. I was sent for a TB test and thankful it was all good.

My concern is with my student visa expiring at the end of March 2013 should I apply for a work visa? I assumed that my PR would be in before this date but now I'm not too sure, and honestly I don't want to risk having to leave the country in April 2013.

So if I applied for a work visa, would it interfere with my PR application? Is it worth applying for the work visa as a back up, just in case the PR doesn't come by March 2013?

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Old Oct 26th 2012, 3:45 pm
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Default Re: My situation - PR/Medical/Study and Work Visa

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At the moment I'm on a student visa which expires at the end of March 2013. My course will finish this December.

I have applied for permanent residency through being in a common-law relationship. She was accepted to sponsor me. All the forms were received in London and the process started back a few months. However, we found they requested for further medical tests back in August. A letter was sent to us but we never received it! So we've confirmed this with them, and hopefully they should a new one soon.
As far as I'm aware after reading this forum, my further medical tests are to check that I don't have TB. Incidentally after I applied for PR back in March 2012, I had a doctors visit in the summer where an x-ray in my chest noticed something amiss. I was sent for a TB test and thankful it was all good.

My concern is with my student visa expiring at the end of March 2013 should I apply for a work visa? I assumed that my PR would be in before this date but now I'm not too sure, and honestly I don't want to risk having to leave the country in April 2013.

So if I applied for a work visa, would it interfere with my PR application? Is it worth applying for the work visa as a back up, just in case the PR doesn't come by March 2013?

Many thanks
What work visa did you want to apply for? Do you mean an IEC visa or an LMO / temp work visa type visa? (which would mean you would need an employer to go through the process of proving they are pffering you the ob because they have proved they can't find a Canadian to do so)

Your best bet might be to apply for a visitor visa (apply just before your study permit ends) and then you will at least be legal to stay if your pr isn't through yet.
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Old Oct 26th 2012, 5:35 pm
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Default Re: My situation - PR/Medical/Study and Work Visa

If you have been studying at post-grad level then you can apply for a work permit. http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/work-postgrad.asp and http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/e-services/post-grad.asp


Otherwise, apply for a change of conditions from student to visitor about a month prior to your current student visa expiring. Give the reason that as you have an application in for PR (enclose a copy of your paid fee's and reference number) you wish to remain in Canada until a decision has been made on your application. You should be granted a visitors visa for the duration.

If neither of those is suitable, if you have been ordinarily resident in the UK (or your country of normal residence) and are under 31, apply for an IEC visa when the applications are available in December/January, this will not make any difference to your PR application and will allow you to work once your LOE is issued - you would just need to go to the border to activate it.

Any of the above should allow you to remain in Canada whilst your application is being processed.

As an aside, it may be worth getting a letter from your doctor explaining the testing you undertook for TB earlier this year and getting a report from which ever specialist / clinic did the testing, together with a copy of your last xrays.

Hope that helps a little.

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If you have been studying at post-grad level then you can apply for a work permit. http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/work-postgrad.asp and http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/e-services/post-grad.asp


Otherwise, apply for a change of conditions from student to visitor about a month prior to your current student visa expiring. Give the reason that as you have an application in for PR (enclose a copy of your paid fee's and reference number) you wish to remain in Canada until a decision has been made on your application. You should be granted a visitors visa for the duration.

If neither of those is suitable, if you have been ordinarily resident in the UK (or your country of normal residence) and are under 31, apply for an IEC visa when the applications are available in December/January, this will not make any difference to your PR application and will allow you to work once your LOE is issued - you would just need to go to the border to activate it.

Any of the above should allow you to remain in Canada whilst your application is being processed.

As an aside, it may be worth getting a letter from your doctor explaining the testing you undertook for TB earlier this year and getting a report from which ever specialist / clinic did the testing, together with a copy of your last xrays.

Hope that helps a little.

This is what I am going for. Been in Canadian University since May 2011, and finish December 2012. I was just concerned that it might be a red flag for my PR. I'm not too sure why it would be. I was just getting paranoid.

Good point about the medical Definitely worth doing.

Thanks the advice.
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