Temporary work permit question

Old Nov 9th 2007, 4:46 pm
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My step son wants to stay with his Aunt in Ontario for approx 6 months and wishes to apply for a temporary work permit or BUNAC working student permit

Several quick questions

1 How easy is it to apply for a temporary work permit?
2 Are there any restrictions on the type of work he can do?
3 What is the maximum period of time he can stay in Canada. I believe it is up to 1 year although not sure?
4 Can he apply for a permit from within Canada?


Any other advice would be appreciated.

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Old Nov 9th 2007, 4:58 pm
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1 How easy is it to apply for a temporary work permit?
It is difficult. The prospective employer has to demonstrate that they have advertised across Canada and have been unsuccessful in attracting a Canadian resident to the position.

2 Are there any restrictions on the type of work he can do?
Yes, in that the work permit often is subject to the work permit holder working for a specified employer. Usually the work permit will have been obtained on the basis that there is a shortage of a certain skill set in a given region of Canada.

3 What is the maximum period of time he can stay in Canada?
Work permits are issued for specific lengths of time, often one year, sometimes two years.

However, all of the above is irrelevant if a person is under 30 years of age. In that case he/she can apply for a working holiday visa through BUNAC. A working holiday visa allows the person to accept any kind of work from any employer in any region of Canada for 12 months.

There are many previous discussion threads about BUNAC, both here in the Canadian Immigration forum and on the main Canada forum.

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Old Nov 9th 2007, 5:12 pm
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It is difficult. The prospective employer has to demonstrate that they have advertised across Canada and have been unsuccessful in attracting a Canadian resident to the position.

Yes, in that the work permit often is subject to the work permit holder working for a specified employer. Usually the work permit will have been obtained on the basis that there is a shortage of a certain skill set in a given region of Canada.

Work permits are issued for specific lengths of time, often one year, sometimes two years.

However, all of the above is irrelevant if a person is under 30 years of age. In that case he/she can apply for a working holiday visa through BUNAC. A working holiday visa allows the person to accept any kind of work from any employer in any region of Canada for 12 months.

There are many previous discussion threads about BUNAC, both here in the Canadian Immigration forum and on the main Canada forum.
Hi Judy

I think that the BUNAC working holiday Visa is more like what he wants. All he wants to do is get a job in McDonalds or Wendys in order to pay for his keep while he is there.

If he was to go over now, can he apply from within Canada or does he need to apply from the UK

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Old Nov 9th 2007, 5:40 pm
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Hi Judy

I think that the BUNAC working holiday Visa is more like what he wants. All he wants to do is get a job in McDonalds or Wendys in order to pay for his keep while he is there.

If he was to go over now, can he apply from within Canada or does he need to apply from the UK

Cheers

Graham
He has to apply in the UK and be between the ages of 18&30 as a non student.
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He has to apply in the UK and be between the ages of 18&30 as a non student.
Thanks PMM. He is aged 25, so it looks as if this is OK

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