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Gaurav.Projekt

Hero Member
May 7, 2020
269
137
ON
Category........
CEC
Visa Office......
Ottawa
NOC Code......
2174
Job Offer........
Yes
App. Filed.......
28-08-2020
AOR Received.
28-08-2020
Med's Done....
19-10-2020
Passport Req..
NA
Any idea whether do we get PPR request for Visa stamping (for new work permit extension) or do we have to file for TRV application post WP approval?
In my case, I had applied for WP extension which got approved recently and my original work permit & VISA are already expired few weeks ago.
 
 

GandiBaat

Champion Member
Dec 23, 2014
2,491
1,762
NOC Code......
2173
App. Filed.......
26th September 2021
Doc's Request.
Old Medical
Nomination.....
None
AOR Received.
26th September 2021
IELTS Request
Sent with application
File Transfer...
11-01-2022
Med's Request
Not Applicable, Old Meds
Med's Done....
Old Medical
Interview........
Not Applicable
Passport Req..
22-02-2022
VISA ISSUED...
22-02-2022
LANDED..........
24-02-2022
Any idea whether do we get PPR request for Visa stamping (for new work permit extension) or do we have to file for TRV application post WP approval?
TRV needs a separate application. You can apply it even before your work permit got approved or your WP delivered to you. Thankfully, it takes just 40 days these days.

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/application/application-forms-guides/guide-5553-applying-change-conditions-extend-your-stay-canada-worker.html
  • For applicants who require a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) to enter Canada: The renewal of a work permit does not affect your TRV. If you wish to leave and re-enter Canada, it is your responsibility to make sure your TRV stays valid. If you currently reside in Canada and would like to get a new TRV, you must apply for a TRV to the Case Processing Centre – Ottawa before leaving. If you decide to leave, you must apply for and obtain a TRV abroad by applying to a Canadian migration office (see Application for a Temporary Resident Visa).
 

Gaurav.Projekt

Hero Member
May 7, 2020
269
137
ON
Category........
CEC
Visa Office......
Ottawa
NOC Code......
2174
Job Offer........
Yes
App. Filed.......
28-08-2020
AOR Received.
28-08-2020
Med's Done....
19-10-2020
Passport Req..
NA
TRV needs a separate application. You can apply it even before your work permit got approved or your WP delivered to you. Thankfully, it takes just 40 days these days.

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/application/application-forms-guides/guide-5553-applying-change-conditions-extend-your-stay-canada-worker.html
HI, Thank you for correct info though I want to know difference between work visa and visitor visa. Since I've got W-1 visa (work visa) for 2 years with my initial work permit, do I have to apply for TRV (as visitor visa or work visa) or its just a category which is used and decided by IRCC. TIA
 

GandiBaat

Champion Member
Dec 23, 2014
2,491
1,762
NOC Code......
2173
App. Filed.......
26th September 2021
Doc's Request.
Old Medical
Nomination.....
None
AOR Received.
26th September 2021
IELTS Request
Sent with application
File Transfer...
11-01-2022
Med's Request
Not Applicable, Old Meds
Med's Done....
Old Medical
Interview........
Not Applicable
Passport Req..
22-02-2022
VISA ISSUED...
22-02-2022
LANDED..........
24-02-2022
though I want to know difference between work visa and visitor visa.
Okay few things :
1. There isn't any called "Work Visa". What is there are a Work Permit and a Temporary Resident Visa.

1.a Work Permit is the authorization which allows you to work AND also is the basis of a Temporary Resident Status which allows you to live in Canada temporarily.
1.b Temporary Resident Visa allows you to travel to Canada ie to board a flight to Canada, to present yourself at a Canadian airport etc and ask permission to stay in Canada. Thats all! This visa while is important in getting a Temporary Resident Status, DOES NOT allow you to live in Canada. It only allows you to travel to Canada.

So now what do you see on your passport? That thing is called a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) and it mentions your category as "Worker" or "W-1". It means you are allowed to travel to Canada for an intention of being a Worker here. The border checking people will then decide to allow you in AND grant you a Temporary Resident Status as a Worker (Which is roughly what a work permit is). If you already have a Work Permit which is not expired, it means you also have a Temporary Resident Status in Canada.

Now coming to Visitor Visa. This is again a Temporary Resident Visa. It allows you to travel to Canada and (possibly) gain status as a Visitor for a time period decided by border official folks. Default is six months.

TL;DR :
Work Visa = Doest not Exist possibly you mean Temp. Resident Visa (Worker, W-1)

Work Permit = Live and Work in Canada

Temp. Resident Visa = Board flight to Canada or Travel to Canada. (Thats why it is pasted on your passport!)

Temp. Resident Visa (Worker, W-1) = Board flight to Canada or Travel to Canada AND ask for an initial work permit at the port / border OR present your existing status supported by your authorization ie your work permit and ask permission to enter canada as a worker. Interestingly, IRCC sometimes also calls this as Visitor Visa for Students or Workers.

Temp. Resident Visa (Visitor) aka Visitor Visa = Board flight to Canada or Travel to Canada AND ask for permission to live in Canada as a visitor for possibly upto six months.


I must mention that : I am NOT a lawyer nor immigration consultant of ANY kind (registered or otherwise or what so ever). I am only telling you what I have read on canada.ca website and based on my personal experience. Any of the above is NOT a legal advice OR immigration advice. If you are in doubt, you should trust a lawyer or an authorized immigration consultant only.
 
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GandiBaat

Champion Member
Dec 23, 2014
2,491
1,762
NOC Code......
2173
App. Filed.......
26th September 2021
Doc's Request.
Old Medical
Nomination.....
None
AOR Received.
26th September 2021
IELTS Request
Sent with application
File Transfer...
11-01-2022
Med's Request
Not Applicable, Old Meds
Med's Done....
Old Medical
Interview........
Not Applicable
Passport Req..
22-02-2022
VISA ISSUED...
22-02-2022
LANDED..........
24-02-2022
Since I've got W-1 visa (work visa) for 2 years with my initial work permit, do I have to apply for TRV (as visitor visa or work visa) or its just a category which is used and decided by IRCC.
IF your W-1 visa ie your TRV (Worker/ W-1) expired then yes you need to apply for a fresh TRV IF you want to leave and comeback to Canada. If you hold a work permit, what you need to apply for is called "Visitor Visa for Workers or Students" (https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/visit-canada/apply-new-temporary-resident-visa-within-canada.html).


Note : You can keep on living in Canada on an expired TRV So long you have a valid work permit and a valid temporary status in Canada. The moment you leave canada (say a short visit to europe), you need your TRV to travel back to Canada. You may not be allowed to board flight to Canada if you are missing TRV or expired TRV.

I must mention that : I am NOT a lawyer nor immigration consultant of ANY kind (registered or otherwise or what so ever). I am only telling you what I have read on canada.ca website and based on my personal experience. Any of the above is NOT a legal advice OR immigration advice. If you are in doubt, you should trust a lawyer or an authorized immigration consultant only.
 
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Sibb

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IF your W-1 visa ie your TRV (Worker/ W-1) expired then yes you need to apply for a fresh TRV IF you want to leave and comeback to Canada. If you hold a work permit, what you need to apply for is called "Visitor Visa for Workers or Students" (https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/visit-canada/apply-new-temporary-resident-visa-within-canada.html).


Note : You can keep on living in Canada on an expired TRV So long you have a valid work permit and a valid temporary status in Canada. The moment you leave canada (say a short visit to europe), you need your TRV to travel back to Canada. You may not be allowed to board flight to Canada if you are missing TRV or expired TRV.

I must mention that : I am NOT a lawyer nor immigration consultant of ANY kind (registered or otherwise or what so ever). I am only telling you what I have read on canada.ca website and based on my personal experience. Any of the above is NOT a legal advice OR immigration advice. If you are in doubt, you should trust a lawyer or an authorized immigration consultant only.
Hi, can I travel with a V1 visa and POE letter to Canada to obtain the work permit or will I need W1 visa? Is this mentioned explicitly anywhere?
 

GandiBaat

Champion Member
Dec 23, 2014
2,491
1,762
NOC Code......
2173
App. Filed.......
26th September 2021
Doc's Request.
Old Medical
Nomination.....
None
AOR Received.
26th September 2021
IELTS Request
Sent with application
File Transfer...
11-01-2022
Med's Request
Not Applicable, Old Meds
Med's Done....
Old Medical
Interview........
Not Applicable
Passport Req..
22-02-2022
VISA ISSUED...
22-02-2022
LANDED..........
24-02-2022
Hi, can I travel with a V1 visa and POE letter to Canada to obtain the work permit or will I need W1 visa? Is this mentioned explicitly anywhere?
I don't know. I never did that. Closest I know is Flagpoling but it works only on land border.

It feels a bit misleading or misrepresentating though. You are having a visa which tells your intentions as a visitor BUT at the same time you are carrying documents which are clear indication that you want to work.... Sounds weird. May be one should first get a Visitor status, spend some time and THEN apply for work permit...

Please consult a proper lawyer though. It is slightly in complicated territory.
 

Shravan81patel

Star Member
May 4, 2019
193
64
I am inland candidate..I have applied for closed work permit extension..and it is through Letter of support which came along with nomination...any body knows how much work permit i would get..e.g 1 year or 2 years
 
 

gxmener

Full Member
Aug 25, 2019
48
19
Paper work permit extension application sent in February was approved last week.

not sure if related, but I had sent an ATIP request a week earlier.

best of luck to everyone still waiting!
 

lovebatth39

Full Member
Jul 11, 2020
23
2
Hi
i applied for owp extension in July, still no update, they already have my biometric. old work permit expired.
I know about the delays, but worried because its a dependent work permit and will going to expire in February next year and most of good employees do not accept work permit less then 90 days. so, I only have few days to apply.

Any one have idea what should i do. going to apply for a new job.
 

GandiBaat

Champion Member
Dec 23, 2014
2,491
1,762
NOC Code......
2173
App. Filed.......
26th September 2021
Doc's Request.
Old Medical
Nomination.....
None
AOR Received.
26th September 2021
IELTS Request
Sent with application
File Transfer...
11-01-2022
Med's Request
Not Applicable, Old Meds
Med's Done....
Old Medical
Interview........
Not Applicable
Passport Req..
22-02-2022
VISA ISSUED...
22-02-2022
LANDED..........
24-02-2022
i applied for owp extension in July, still no update, they already have my biometric. old work permit expired.
I know about the delays, but worried because its a dependent work permit and will going to expire in February next year and most of good employees do not accept work permit less then 90 days. so, I only have few days to apply.
So you old work permit expired already or will expire in coming feb?

If it is going to expire in Feb, then I believe you will get you WP before that.
If it is already expired then you are on implied status (i presume).
 

lovebatth39

Full Member
Jul 11, 2020
23
2
So you old work permit expired already or will expire in coming feb?

If it is going to expire in Feb, then I believe you will get you WP before that.
If it is already expired then you are on implied status (i presume).
Its already expired last month and now i am in implied status.
Want to apply for a new job. But they need workpermit first. The place where i am living, they even do not the meaning of implied status.
If will not get in few days then again no good job for next 3 months.