Positive LMO - Next step?

Old Feb 17th 2013, 1:57 am
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Hi,

My company has recently applied for and got a positive LMO for my job in Nova Scotia. I have been working in Halifax for about 4 months on a IEC visa.

So now I have a positive LMO I am just wondering what is the best way to apply for a work permit?

My work have recommended using this: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/my_appl...ply_online.asp

I was just wondering if there is a paper version I could complete and send to be processed in Canada rather than using the UK London office?

Thank you for any help.

Cheers,

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Why not just whizz to the border and get your TWP there? Unless you need a medical of course.
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Thanks. Ive been wondering if I could do that but seems kind of too easy. Also dont really want to take 2 days off work to go to the border and return/find out I have to do more paperwork.

Is there a way to do this in Halifax?
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Thanks. Ive been wondering if I could do that but seems kind of too easy. Also dont really want to take 2 days off work to go to the border and return/find out I have to do more paperwork.

Is there a way to do this in Halifax?
No, you either have to apply via a visa office (approx 10 weeks processing time), or at the border. See the Wiki article entitled 'TWP Where to Apply' for more info on the available options to you.

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Originally Posted by Rathers
Thanks. Ive been wondering if I could do that but seems kind of too easy. Also dont really want to take 2 days off work to go to the border and return/find out I have to do more paperwork.

Is there a way to do this in Halifax?
Nearest crossing for flagpoling is approx 6 hours drive to St Stephen NB.
All you need is the LMO and $150 plus a copy of your contract thats how easy it is. Dont you get any days off work?
Applying through a CIC office will take longer and no you cant do it in Halifax unless you make an appointment with the CIC office.
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Applying through a CIC office will take longer and no you cant do it in Halifax unless you make an appointment with the CIC office.
The OP can't do it at all, it's not possible to get TWP's at a CIC office, only to 'land' as PR's.
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The OP can't do it at all, it's not possible to get TWP's at a CIC office, only to 'land' as PR's.
In most cases they wont but they have been known to relent when enough pressure is given though they dont advertise this fact. I guess if he doesnt want to flagpole then CPC Vegreville it is then.
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Thank you both very much. Helpful as always. I get days off I was just wondering if I could do it from Canada. Thanks for all the info. By the sounds of it flying to Boston for a day or 2 is probably going to be the easiest way. I keep forgetting that Maine is so close.

My work seems to think that applying online will take only 4 weeks and is the way to go. Im not entirely convinced.

Also thank you for the Wiki article. I was not aware there was one.

Thank you very much.

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Originally Posted by Rathers
Thank you both very much. Helpful as always. I get days off I was just wondering if I could do it from Canada. Thanks for all the info. By the sounds of it flying to Boston for a day or 2 is probably going to be the easiest way. I keep forgetting that Maine is so close.

My work seems to think that applying online will take only 4 weeks and is the way to go. Im not entirely convinced.

Also thank you for the Wiki article. I was not aware there was one.

Thank you very much.

Andrew
I wouldn't be convinced either, since the posted time for work permits is 56 days for those submitted on line. http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/times/temp.asp
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