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Old Nov 7th 2007, 10:46 am
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Hi,
My partner and i are due to finally make the move to canada on the 10th Jan.
We are due to have our medicals in the next two weeks and Partners employer is arranging the work permits for both of us, as they are moving us over, but, we won't have a visa my partner said we will get it when we arrive , is that possible, if so i am worrying for nothing.
Also, we want to apply for permanent residence as we no we want to stay in canada for good, whencan we apply for this and how long does it take.

Thanks in advance,
Alison.
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Old Nov 7th 2007, 2:26 pm
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You get the visa when you arrive. As for everything else, read the wiki and read some more posts here.
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Old Nov 7th 2007, 10:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Alison Childs
Hi,
My partner and i are due to finally make the move to canada on the 10th Jan.
We are due to have our medicals in the next two weeks and Partners employer is arranging the work permits for both of us, as they are moving us over, but, we won't have a visa my partner said we will get it when we arrive , is that possible, if so i am worrying for nothing.
Also, we want to apply for permanent residence as we no we want to stay in canada for good, whencan we apply for this and how long does it take.

Thanks in advance,
Alison.
The Work Visa is date sensitive so it is only issued at POE, you should however have an invitation letter to present to customs officer. After a years residence in Canada you can apply inland for PR rather than apply at CHC London. Depends on which provence you intend living / working in but there may be a Provincial Nominee Programme which would expedite your PR application.
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If your temporary employer (the one for whom your work permit authorizes you to work) is willing to offer you permanent employment, that can speed up your application for permanent residence (PR). When I say "speed it up," I mean reduce the PR application process from 5+ years to about a year.

See post #2 by Andrew Miller in the thread entitled Going over on a WP but applied for PR a year ago.

If one of you was able to secure a permanent job offer from your temporary employer (subject to the application for PR being successful), you would not need to investigate the Provincial Nominee (PNP) route -- although that is one of the other ways that people expedite their PR applications.
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Originally Posted by Journeyman Electrician
The Work Visa is date sensitive so it is only issued at POE, you should however have an invitation letter to present to customs officer. After a years residence in Canada you can apply inland for PR rather than apply at CHC London. Depends on which provence you intend living / working in but there may be a Provincial Nominee Programme which would expedite your PR application.
Sorry, they can't apply inland. If they are admitted for 1 year, then they can apply either to London or to Buffalo.
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Sorry, they can't apply inland. If they are admitted for 1 year, then they can apply either to London or to Buffalo.
Thanks PMM, what I was implying in my post was that the PR application could be processed as an inland application (which is done at Buffalo) whilst they continued living in Canada. Rather than sending it all the way back to London to join the backlog.
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Originally Posted by Journeyman Electrician
Thanks PMM, what I was implying in my post was that the PR application could be processed as an inland application (which is done at Buffalo) whilst they continued living in Canada.
Buffalo is an "offshore" office, not "inland".
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Buffalo is an "offshore" office, not "inland".
FYI Buffalo is out of country not 'offshore'
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Buffalo is an "offshore" office, not "inland".
JAJ Thanks for that, what I am trying to communicate is not the fact that a visa office with-in Canada's national boarders will handle the process more the fact that the application will be dealt as "in land application" my understanding of this is that you do not need to get your PR application processed in your country of permenant residence. I am aware that Canada does not have any processing of immigrant PR visa's with-in Canada, & that it sends the vast majority to Buffalo in the US.
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Originally Posted by Journeyman Electrician
JAJ Thanks for that, what I am trying to communicate is not the fact that a visa office with-in Canada's national boarders will handle the process more the fact that the application will be dealt as "in land application" my understanding of this is that you do not need to get your PR application processed in your country of permenant residence. I am aware that Canada does not have any processing of immigrant PR visa's with-in Canada, & that it sends the vast majority to Buffalo in the US.
I understood what you were saying, Journeyman Electrician.

I think the other posters were trying to make a fine distinction between British citizens working temporarily in Canada, who have the choice of submitting their PR applications through London (UK) or Buffalo, and people who actually are entitled to submit their PR applications in Canada and whose applications are processed in Vegreville, Alberta. The latter group of applications are referred to as inland applications.

The people who are allowed to submit inland applications are:

  • Refugees

  • People applying on humanitarian and compassionate grounds

  • Live-in Caregivers who have worked in Canada for two out of the last three years

  • Temporary Resident Permit Holders who meet certain conditions - not to be confused with Temporary Work Permit Holders

  • Spouses or common-law partners of Canadian citizens or PRs

Hope that helps.
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Originally Posted by Judy in Calgary
I understood what you were saying, Journeyman Electrician.

I think the other posters were trying to make a fine distinction between British citizens working temporarily in Canada, who have the choice of submitting their PR applications through London (UK) or Buffalo, and people who actually are entitled to submit their PR applications in Canada and whose applications are processed in Vegreville, Alberta. The latter group of applications are referred to as inland applications.

The people who are allowed to submit inland applications are:

  • Refugees

  • People applying on humanitarian and compassionate grounds

  • Live-in Caregivers who have worked in Canada for two out of the last three years

  • Temporary Resident Permit Holders who meet certain conditions - not to be confused with Temporary Work Permit Holders

  • Spouses or common-law partners of Canadian citizens or PRs

Hope that helps.
Thanks Judy
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