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W1 Work Permit Extension

Ktra8

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May 21, 2019
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I am currently inside Canada and I have a w1 closed work permit that expires in August 31, 2020; I currently don't have another job to apply for but i am wondering if should apply for to extend my visa or apply for a new visitors visa to remain in canada. Thanks in advance
 

Ktra8

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May 21, 2019
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Right, but what’s better to do? Apply for a visitors visa or apply for the visitor record?
 

Ktra8

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May 21, 2019
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So a visitors record is the only option if the person is already in Canada? It’s not possible to apply for a visitors visa inside? Which one would provide the longer time inside Canada?
 

thevisawhisperer

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Jun 10, 2020
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A visitor visa, as PMM tried to explain, is a sticker in one's passport that allows one to get on a plane to fly to Canada. It is a travel document.
A visitor record is a status document. It permits one to stay in Canada as a visitor for the duration of the VR.
Because this is about staying in Canada (status), and not travelling to Canada from overseas, it is the only choice.
Visa - travel to Canada, permit/record - status inside Canada