Working in Canada

Old Jul 4th 2003, 3:56 am
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I will be sponsored by my Canadian Husband. Am I able to work right away (once I have my SIN number) or do I need a work visa as well?

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Old Jul 4th 2003, 4:05 am
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If you are applying for permanent residence from outside Canada, you are allowed to work as soon as you "land" in Canada with your permanent resident visa and become a permanent resident. However, you will have to wait in your country until the immigration process is completed.

If you are applying for permanent residence from within Canada, you can remain in Canada while your application is being processed as long as you remember to keep extending your status. Once you are approved in principle, you can apply for an open work permit, which will allow you to work for any employer in Canada. When the immigration process is completed and you become a permanent resident of Canada, you will no longer need the work permit.

You will also need a SIN number in order to be hired.

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I will be sponsored by my Canadian Husband. Am I able to work right away (once I have my SIN number) or do I need a work visa as well?

Thanks,
Fried
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Old Jul 6th 2003, 1:19 am
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    > If you are applying for permanent residence from outside Canada, you are
    > allowed to work as soon as you "land" in Canada with your permanent
    > resident visa and become a permanent resident. However, you will have to
    > wait in your country until the immigration process is completed.
    > If you are applying for permanent residence from within Canada, you can
    > remain in Canada while your application is being processed as long as
    > you remember to keep extending your status. Once you are approved in
    > principle, you can apply for an open work permit, which will allow you
    > to work for any employer in Canada. When the immigration process is
    > completed and you become a permanent resident of Canada, you will no
    > longer need the work permit.

Also, you normally cannot obtain a SIN until you have some type
of authorization to work in Canada. If you apply for a SIN
with an employment authorization (work permit), then I believe,
that the number will begin with a 9, which is an indicator
that you do not hold either permanent resident status or
Canadian citizenship. Once you obtain permanent
resident status you must apply for a permanent SIN.
Any credits from your old SIN will be applied to your
new one.

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Old Jul 6th 2003, 5:21 am
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I landed in Canada in 1976 so... I grew up in Canada, I already have a sin number. I moved to the UK with my Canadian Hubby in 2000 with his job. Beacuse I have moved back with my Canadian hubby I can claim an exception in the 2/5 rule(as per Canadian Consulate in UK site).

I never got my Canadian Citizenship while I was there though.

I have been told that my sin number has been give a dormant status and when I return it will be revived. (as per the Canadian Government SIN Site)

I have now found out through the Canadian consulate in the uk that my Permanent status is not lost, because I am with my Canadian hubby while he is working overseas. So when we return I will be able to pick up my sin number immediately. and apply for my PR card immediately as well. Thus I start work immediately.

All info has been gleaned from consulate sites and Canadian government sites.

I think I have got myself covered, I hope!

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