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Work permit expires, waiting for landing papers - what are my options?

Old Nov 18th 2003, 7:21 pm
  #1  
Ada Neznamov
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Default Work permit expires, waiting for landing papers - what are my options?

Hi,

I am on a work permit since May 2000, working for a Canadian company
in Toronto. My work permit expires in May 2004. I am currently on
maternity leave with my 7-months old daughter who was born in Toronto
and so is a Canadian citizen, and will report back to work in April
2004. I applied for PR under skilled worker category in February 2002
through Buffalo processing center and got interview waiver in August
2003. Medicals done in August 2003, which were sent by the DMP to
Ottawa immigration medical offices on September 29th, 2003. There is
no additional documentation that I am required to provide to Buffalo
(already sent the fees, RCMP paperwork and my daughter's birth
certificate in September 2003).

My problem is that I know that I might get laid off in April 2004 when
I come back to work. After reading in this newsgroup about the
processing times after medicals get to Ottawa I understand that I
might not get my landing papers yet by that time. So here are my
questions for the situation if I get laid off in April 2004 and do not
get the papers by that time:

1. What are my and my daughter's options to stay in Canada until I get
the landing documents (except for the option of finding a new employer
which of course is the best one)?
2. What are my and, more important, my daughter's health insurance
options in Ontario? Her OHIP card depends for some reason on my work
permit (even though she is a Canadian citizen), and thus its
expiration date is May 2004.
3. Will I get employment insurance? If not - if I do get landing
papers and land by April 2004, will I get employment insurance in this
case?

Please do not derive from these questions that I am trying to use the
system and get the money/health insurance out of it - I don't, of
course I prefer to either get landed on time and/or to find a new
employer. I am just trying to prepare and know my options in case this
does not happen.

Thank you very much,
Ada.
 
Old Nov 21st 2003, 5:14 pm
  #2  
Ada Neznamov
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Default 2nd attempt: Work permit expires, waiting for landing papers - what are my options?

Hi,

I am posting this again since I got no replies... Experts, please take
a look - I am sure somebody out there knows what my options are.
Please help.

Thank you,
Ada.

[email protected] (Ada Neznamov) wrote in message news:<[email protected]. com>...
    > Hi,
    >
    > I am on a work permit since May 2000, working for a Canadian company
    > in Toronto. My work permit expires in May 2004. I am currently on
    > maternity leave with my 7-months old daughter who was born in Toronto
    > and so is a Canadian citizen, and will report back to work in April
    > 2004. I applied for PR under skilled worker category in February 2002
    > through Buffalo processing center and got interview waiver in August
    > 2003. Medicals done in August 2003, which were sent by the DMP to
    > Ottawa immigration medical offices on September 29th, 2003. There is
    > no additional documentation that I am required to provide to Buffalo
    > (already sent the fees, RCMP paperwork and my daughter's birth
    > certificate in September 2003).
    >
    > My problem is that I know that I might get laid off in April 2004 when
    > I come back to work. After reading in this newsgroup about the
    > processing times after medicals get to Ottawa I understand that I
    > might not get my landing papers yet by that time. So here are my
    > questions for the situation if I get laid off in April 2004 and do not
    > get the papers by then:
    >
    > 1. What are my and my daughter's options to stay in Canada until I get
    > the landing documents (except for the option of finding a new employer
    > which of course is the best one)?
    > 2. What are my and, more important, my daughter's health insurance
    > options in Ontario? Her OHIP card depends for some reason on my work
    > permit (even though she is a Canadian citizen), and thus its
    > expiration date is May 2004.
    > 3. Will I get employment insurance? If not - if I do get landing
    > papers and land by April 2004, will I get employment insurance in this
    > case?
    >
    > Please do not derive from these questions that I am trying to use the
    > system and get the money/health insurance out of it - I am not, of
    > course I prefer to either get landed on time and/or to find a new
    > employer. I am just trying to prepare and know my options in case this
    > does not happen.
    >
    > Thank you very much,
    > Ada.
 
Old Nov 21st 2003, 6:39 pm
  #3  
Andrew Miller
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Default Re: 2nd attempt: Work permit expires, waiting for landing papers - what are my options?

You will most likely get your papers by April. But if not then you may try
to change status to visitor if laid off. Your daughter is a Canadian citizen
and doesn't need to be "tied up" to your work permit in any way when it
comes to health coverage.

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Andrew Miller
Immigration Consultant
Vancouver, British Columbia
email: [email protected]
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"Ada Neznamov" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    > Hi,
    > I am posting this again since I got no replies... Experts, please take
    > a look - I am sure somebody out there knows what my options are.
    > Please help.
    > Thank you,
    > Ada.
    > [email protected] (Ada Neznamov) wrote in message
news:<[email protected]. com>...
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > I am on a work permit since May 2000, working for a Canadian company
    > > in Toronto. My work permit expires in May 2004. I am currently on
    > > maternity leave with my 7-months old daughter who was born in Toronto
    > > and so is a Canadian citizen, and will report back to work in April
    > > 2004. I applied for PR under skilled worker category in February 2002
    > > through Buffalo processing center and got interview waiver in August
    > > 2003. Medicals done in August 2003, which were sent by the DMP to
    > > Ottawa immigration medical offices on September 29th, 2003. There is
    > > no additional documentation that I am required to provide to Buffalo
    > > (already sent the fees, RCMP paperwork and my daughter's birth
    > > certificate in September 2003).
    > >
    > > My problem is that I know that I might get laid off in April 2004 when
    > > I come back to work. After reading in this newsgroup about the
    > > processing times after medicals get to Ottawa I understand that I
    > > might not get my landing papers yet by that time. So here are my
    > > questions for the situation if I get laid off in April 2004 and do not
    > > get the papers by then:
    > >
    > > 1. What are my and my daughter's options to stay in Canada until I get
    > > the landing documents (except for the option of finding a new employer
    > > which of course is the best one)?
    > > 2. What are my and, more important, my daughter's health insurance
    > > options in Ontario? Her OHIP card depends for some reason on my work
    > > permit (even though she is a Canadian citizen), and thus its
    > > expiration date is May 2004.
    > > 3. Will I get employment insurance? If not - if I do get landing
    > > papers and land by April 2004, will I get employment insurance in this
    > > case?
    > >
    > > Please do not derive from these questions that I am trying to use the
    > > system and get the money/health insurance out of it - I am not, of
    > > course I prefer to either get landed on time and/or to find a new
    > > employer. I am just trying to prepare and know my options in case this
    > > does not happen.
    > >
    > > Thank you very much,
    > > Ada.
 

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