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flagpoling vs. entering from home country at airport

campesinaj

Star Member
Jan 30, 2009
100
2
Category........
Visa Office......
Lima, Peru
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
07-05-2010
AOR Received.
29-06-2010 In Process in Lima
File Transfer...
14-06-2010
Med's Done....
19-03-2010
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
14-02-2011
VISA ISSUED...
03-03-2011
LANDED..........
17-03-2011
For Work visa (for my brother-in-law) - he has the LMIA and all documentation from future employer ready to go. He has a valid multiple entry visitor's visa.

He is currently in Canada on a visitor's visa.

Is there a difference between going to the US border at Niagara and "Flagpolling" to get his work permit versus going back to his home country (Bolivia) and returning at Pearson airport to apply for the work permit?

Does he require different documentation at the border vs at the airport?

Thanks in advance
 

scylla

VIP Member
Jun 8, 2010
67,272
9,724
Toronto
Category........
Visa Office......
Buffalo
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
28-05-2010
AOR Received.
19-08-2010
File Transfer...
28-06-2010
Passport Req..
01-10-2010
VISA ISSUED...
05-10-2010
LANDED..........
05-10-2010
For Work visa (for my brother-in-law) - he has the LMIA and all documentation from future employer ready to go. He has a valid multiple entry visitor's visa.

He is currently in Canada on a visitor's visa.

Is there a difference between going to the US border at Niagara and "Flagpolling" to get his work permit versus going back to his home country (Bolivia) and returning at Pearson airport to apply for the work permit?

Does he require different documentation at the border vs at the airport?

Thanks in advance
Only those who are visa exempt (don't require a visitor visa) can apply for a work permit at the port of entry:

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/helpcentre/answer.asp?qnum=171&top=17

Unfortunately your brother does not meet these requirements. Your brother-in-law will either need to apply for the work permit from within Canada or return home and apply for the work permit from there.
 

Desean

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Jan 14, 2019
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Only those who are visa exempt (don't require a visitor visa) can apply for a work permit at the port of entry:

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/helpcentre/answer.asp?qnum=171&top=17

Unfortunately your brother does not meet these requirements. Your brother-in-law will either need to apply for the work permit from within Canada or return home and apply for the work permit from there.
This is not correct. My brother and his wife did this recently. And it worked.
 

campesinaj

Star Member
Jan 30, 2009
100
2
Category........
Visa Office......
Lima, Peru
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
07-05-2010
AOR Received.
29-06-2010 In Process in Lima
File Transfer...
14-06-2010
Med's Done....
19-03-2010
Interview........
Waived
Passport Req..
14-02-2011
VISA ISSUED...
03-03-2011
LANDED..........
17-03-2011
This is not correct. My brother and his wife did this recently. And it worked.
where is your family from? and where did they enter canada? thx