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Visitor Record/TRV and Work permit application-Need advise

Meg106

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May 18, 2018
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Hello Everyone,

I recently got a Visitor Record extension until March 28th, 2019.I was not asked to submit my passport for a stamp.
Is there a difference between TRV and Visitor record or both are the same except that I cannot enter Canada again if I leave on a Visitor Record?

Also, I am speaking with a company for possible job opportunity and they asked me if I have a valid visa. I told them I have Visitor visa(TRV) until March 28, 2019. Is this information I provided to them correct for what they asked me? Do they require a valid stamp /visa to process my work permit?

Please help.
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canuck_in_uk

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May 4, 2012
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06/12
Hello Everyone,

I recently got a Visitor Record extension until March 28th, 2019.I was not asked to submit my passport for a stamp.
Is there a difference between TRV and Visitor record or both are the same except that I cannot enter Canada again if I leave on a Visitor Record?

Also, I am speaking with a company for possible job opportunity and they asked me if I have a valid visa. I told them I have Visitor visa(TRV) until March 28, 2019. Is this information I provided to them correct for what they asked me? Do they require a valid stamp /visa to process my work permit?

Please help.
Thanks
Hi

TRVs and Visitor Records are completely different things. A TRV is simply a stamp in your passport allowing you to board a commercial carrier to travel to Canada. It has nothing to do with status. A VR actually gives you status in Canada.

The company is likely asking if you have a valid work permit, which you do not. You have status as a visitor.
 

Meg106

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May 18, 2018
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Actually, I don't know why they are asking me about my Visitor visa . I clearly told them in my earlier email that I need a Work Permit. After that email, they asked me if I have valid visa.

But if they are willing to get my work permit done then my Visitor Record should not create any problems right to get a work permit? I will also need to flagpole to obtain my work permit if company grants me one.Thanks

Hi

TRVs and Visitor Records are completely different things. A TRV is simply a stamp in your passport allowing you to board a commercial carrier to travel to Canada. It has nothing to do with status. A VR actually gives you status in Canada.

The company is likely asking if you have a valid work permit, which you do not. You have status as a visitor.
 

canuck_in_uk

VIP Member
May 4, 2012
31,633
7,056
Visa Office......
London
App. Filed.......
06/12
Actually, I don't know why they are asking me about my Visitor visa . I clearly told them in my earlier email that I need a Work Permit. After that email, they asked me if I have valid visa.

But if they are willing to get my work permit done then my Visitor Record should not create any problems right to get a work permit? I will also need to flagpole to obtain my work permit if company grants me one.Thanks
They may be asking if you have valid status. Does the company have an LMIA?
 

Meg106

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May 18, 2018
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Hi, Following up on my earlier query regarding visitor record, I want to know if I can Flagpole with a Visitor Record. (Visitor Record expires March 28, 2019).
My company is processing the LMIA . So once I receive approval , I will have to flagpole as my TRV (Visa stamp in passport) has expired.

Can I know if I can flagpole on 'Visitor record' but expired TRV?
Secondly, what if my company gets LMIA approval after March 28th? I will apply to re-extend my visitor record status but then I will be on implied status at the border. Please advise. Thanks
 

jes_ON

VIP Member
Jun 22, 2009
12,006
1,307
Category........
Visa Office......
New York
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
06-May-2010
AOR Received.
13-Aug-2010
File Transfer...
01-Mar-2011
Passport Req..
30-Jun-2011
VISA ISSUED...
12-Jul-2011 (received 25-Jul-2011)
LANDED..........
03-Sep-2011
Hi, Following up on my earlier query regarding visitor record, I want to know if I can Flagpole with a Visitor Record. (Visitor Record expires March 28, 2019).
My company is processing the LMIA . So once I receive approval , I will have to flagpole as my TRV (Visa stamp in passport) has expired.

Can I know if I can flagpole on 'Visitor record' but expired TRV?
Secondly, what if my company gets LMIA approval after March 28th? I will apply to re-extend my visitor record status but then I will be on implied status at the border. Please advise. Thanks
If you are from a country that requires a visitor visa, you are not eligible to get a work permit at a border entry.
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/helpcentre/answer.asp?qnum=171&top=17

If you are in Canada and want to change from a visitors permit to a work permit, you use this form -
https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/application/application-forms-guides/application-change-conditions-extend-your-stay-canada-worker.html

If you submit this AFTER your visitor status expires, then you also have to apply for restoration and pay the restoration fee.

The TRV is a travel document that allows you to board a flight to Canada. It does not give you status in Canada.
 

Meg106

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May 18, 2018
110
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If you are from a country that requires a visitor visa, you are not eligible to get a work permit at a border entry.
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/helpcentre/answer.asp?qnum=171&top=17

If you are in Canada and want to change from a visitors permit to a work permit, you use this form -
https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/application/application-forms-guides/application-change-conditions-extend-your-stay-canada-worker.html

If you submit this AFTER your visitor status expires, then you also have to apply for restoration and pay the restoration fee.

The TRV is a travel document that allows you to board a flight to Canada. It does not give you status in Canada.
Hi

Thankyou for your response.
So can you advise how can I go to the border. How do I get a stamp on my passport based on a Visitor permit?

Need urgent advise if possible as I need to go to the border this weekend.

When I received a visitor permit they did not ask me to submit my passport.
 

Meg106

Star Member
May 18, 2018
110
7
Al
Hi

Thankyou for your response.
So can you advise how can I go to the border. How do I get a stamp on my passport based on a Visitor permit?

Need urgent advise if possible as I need to go to the border this weekend.

When I received a visitor permit they did not ask me to submit my passport.
Also, last time I flagpoles at the border on an expired TRV ( expired visa stamp) but valid work permit. I could obtain my new employer work per
 

jes_ON

VIP Member
Jun 22, 2009
12,006
1,307
Category........
Visa Office......
New York
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
06-May-2010
AOR Received.
13-Aug-2010
File Transfer...
01-Mar-2011
Passport Req..
30-Jun-2011
VISA ISSUED...
12-Jul-2011 (received 25-Jul-2011)
LANDED..........
03-Sep-2011
Thankyou for your response.
So can you advise how can I go to the border. How do I get a stamp on my passport based on a Visitor permit?
??? Why do you want a stamp in your passport? There is nothing stopping you from going to the border. I only said that you cannot get a new work permit at the border.
 

jes_ON

VIP Member
Jun 22, 2009
12,006
1,307
Category........
Visa Office......
New York
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
06-May-2010
AOR Received.
13-Aug-2010
File Transfer...
01-Mar-2011
Passport Req..
30-Jun-2011
VISA ISSUED...
12-Jul-2011 (received 25-Jul-2011)
LANDED..........
03-Sep-2011
Also, last time I flagpoles at the border on an expired TRV ( expired visa stamp) but valid work permit. I could obtain my new employer work per
Sorry, can you rephrase? Not sure what you're saying here...
 

Meg106

Star Member
May 18, 2018
110
7
Sorry, can you rephrase? Not sure what you're saying here...
Sorry. I mean that I need to flagpole to obtain my work permit at the border with an expired TRV.

You said I cannot obtain my work permit at the border?

Last time I flagpoled with an expired TRV but valid work permit ( expiry date was still valid for 1 week the day I flagpoled). I could get a new work permit.

My current situation is same but I now have a valid Visitor permit( visitor record). I need to confirm if I can re enter canada with my val
 

Meg106

Star Member
May 18, 2018
110
7
Sorry, can you rephrase? Not sure what you're saying here...
Sorry. I mean that I need to flagpole to obtain my work permit at the border with an expired TRV.

You said I cannot obtain my work permit at the border?

Last time I flagpoled with an expired TRV but valid work permit ( expiry date was still valid for 1 week the day I flagpoled). I could get a new work permit.

My current situation is same but I now have a valid Visitor permit( visitor record). I need to confirm if I can re enter canada with my valid status of visitor permit?( Last time I could re enter canada on valid work permit)
 

Meg106

Star Member
May 18, 2018
110
7
Sorry. I mean that I need to flagpole to obtain my work permit at the border with an expired TRV.

You said I cannot obtain my work permit at the border?

Last time I flagpoled with an expired TRV but valid work permit ( expiry date was still valid for 1 week the day I flagpoled). I could get a new work permit.

My current situation is same but I now have a valid Visitor permit( visitor record). I need to confirm if I can re enter canada with my valid status of visitor permit?( Last time I could re enter canada on valid work permit)
Hi Jes_ON
Let me know if you have any inputs on this. Also, I spoke to an agent and he said it is best to have a TRV stamp in passport to be on a safer side. Obtaining a WP without a TRV is risky and I may be denied entry.
Another agent said, I can re-enter Canada with my valid Visitor permit status.