Canada updates rules for visa or permit at a port of entry for inland migrants
October 4, 2020
Canada has updated the rules for visa or permit at a port of entry for inland migrants (migrants who are already in Canada). You cannot travel from inside Canada to apply for a visa or permit at a port of entry. You also cannot travel from inside Canada to a port of entry to provide biometrics in support of an application.
However, you don’t need to wait until your work permit application is approved to start your new job or work for a new employer. You just need an email from IRCC that says you have permission to change jobs.
As always, open work permit holders can change employers at any time.
When you fill out the Your enquiry section, you must copy the text below that applies to your situation. Make sure you fill out the sections in square brackets, including the
name(s) of employer(s)
title of your job
If you applied on paper and don’t know your application number, include your courier tracking number. This will ensure we can find your application.
If you have other questions, you need to fill out a new IRCC Web form. Message that work permit holders changing jobs or employers need to paste into the Web formMessage that workers who have been work permit exempt need to paste into the Web form
Step 3: Wait for our email
Wait for us to send you an email. It will confirm that you can start your new job or work for your new employer while we process your application.
If you applied online for your work permit, the email should arrive in about 10 business days. If you applied on paper, it may take longer.