New on the forum, advice needed

Old Oct 8th 2010, 10:45 am
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Hi everyone,
just joined the forum and wanted to ask for info and advice-

Is it possible for a UK citizen to enter canada and look for temporary work (cabinetmaker/ furniture maker), find a job offer with a positive LMO/ employer applies for LMO and apply for a work permit in Canada?
I am able to support myself while waiting, any idea how long the process might take?
Has anyone taken a similar route for a work permit, are there any other options to get a work permit reasonably soon?

thanks
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Old Oct 8th 2010, 11:59 am
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Originally Posted by gbirse
Hi everyone,
just joined the forum and wanted to ask for info and advice-

Is it possible for a UK citizen to enter canada and look for temporary work (cabinetmaker/ furniture maker), find a job offer with a positive LMO/ employer applies for LMO and apply for a work permit in Canada?
I am able to support myself while waiting, any idea how long the process might take?
Has anyone taken a similar route for a work permit, are there any other options to get a work permit reasonably soon?

thanks
Hi there, and welcome to the forum.

You can certainly try and do the above, but do bear in mind that you will only be given up to six months entry to Canada (it can be less) and usually it will take you longer than this to find a job and get the LMO.

So be prepared to return to the UK when your visitor visa expires, but good luck!
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Buy a return ticket, you may not get on the flight without one, you may also be refused entry to Canada. In addition, if the immigration officer thinks you may not leave when your visitor visa is up, you may not be let in.

Getting a WP for your trade might not be too easy. I know of a couple of people here right now (Canadians) having trouble finding work in the cabinet industry. If you are under 30 consider the Bunac program.
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