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Work Permit and PR


Jan 25, 2018

I am applying for Permanent Residency in Canada via Express Entry program. I already submitted my application in April and I am waiting for the status update. However, I also have valid Canadian work permit (expires in September, 2019), which I have been travelling to Canada for business purposes.

My question is, when will this work permit become invalid, if I am given permanent residency? Is it after work permit expiry date (2019) or is it immediately when my application in cic.gc.ca is approved or is later?

Is it possible to travel to Canada for business purposes with this work permit, while being approved Permanent Resident and still waiting for receiving PR card?

Thank you for any comments.