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Old Sep 22nd 2012, 6:37 pm
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Hi all

I am currently in Nova Scotia on a GATS work permit soon to become a full work permit. My question is that I intend to visit the US for Christmas, but am unsure what docs I should have to return to Canada once my vacation is complete. It clearly states on my permit that it does not guarantee re-entry.

Thank you for your help.
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Old Sep 22nd 2012, 8:15 pm
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Hi all

I am currently in Nova Scotia on a GATS work permit soon to become a full work permit. My question is that I intend to visit the US for Christmas, but am unsure what docs I should have to return to Canada once my vacation is complete. It clearly states on my permit that it does not guarantee re-entry.

Thank you for your help.
Have your passport and WP and hope for the best. The document has already answered your question, it does not guarantee re-entry. If you have a TWP by then that saves the hassle of maybe not getting back in.
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Old Sep 22nd 2012, 9:30 pm
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Have your passport and WP and hope for the best. The document has already answered your question, it does not guarantee re-entry. If you have a TWP by then that saves the hassle of maybe not getting back in.
Thank you, Aviator. What is a TWP please?

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Don't worry, 'Temporary Work Permit'.

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Old Sep 22nd 2012, 9:39 pm
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One last thing, even when I had my last TWP it still said that it doesn't guarantee re-entry. :\
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One last thing, even when I had my last TWP it still said that it doesn't guarantee re-entry. :\
If you have a valid passport and TWP, unless you misbehaved or lied on an application, slim chance I would say of not being re admitted.

They kept letting me back in twice a week or more sometimes, never even looked at my passport.
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If you have a valid passport and TWP, unless you misbehaved or lied on an application, slim chance I would say of not being re admitted.

They kept letting me back in twice a week or more sometimes, never even looked at my passport.
That's excellent to know. Thanks again, Aviator - and I am a good boy.
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That's excellent to know. Thanks again, Aviator - and I am a good boy.

The reason the statement is there is that a lot of nationalities require a TRV (Visitor visa) to enter Canada. So not only would they require the work permit to re-enter Canada, they would also require a valid TRV. (Unless they only travelled to the US and St. Pierre et Miquelon)
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The reason the statement is there is that a lot of nationalities require a TRV (Visitor visa) to enter Canada. So not only would they require the work permit to re-enter Canada, they would also require a valid TRV. (Unless they only travelled to the US and St. Pierre et Miquelon)
Hi PMM

That clarifies matters a great deal. Thanks!
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You will be fine. I had the same thing on mine, I left & re entered many times.
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Old Sep 23rd 2012, 12:15 pm
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Thanks Tony_Tiger. I was so unsure about this I was considering paying an immigration lawyer to confirm!
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Originally Posted by DeanUK2US View Post
Hi all

I am currently in Nova Scotia on a GATS work permit soon to become a full work permit. My question is that I intend to visit the US for Christmas, but am unsure what docs I should have to return to Canada once my vacation is complete. It clearly states on my permit that it does not guarantee re-entry.
1. There is a difference between a work permit and a work visa.

2. Your work permit is not a travel document. You are expected to use a foreign passport (plus a visa if required based on nationality) to re-enter Canada.
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On hearing the experience of others here in the same company as myself, of the same nationality and job, they seemed to only need their passport and permit. Hopefully it will be the same for me.

Thank you though.
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