[IRCC updates]: Change visitor visa to work permit in Canada 2022​

Changing status from visitor visa/tourist visa to work permit in Canada 2022 is possible, IRCC said. Keep reading this article to know more about the policies and requirements.

[IRCC updates]: Change visitor visa to work permit in Canada 2022

Changing status from visitor visa/tourist visa to work permit in Canada 2022 is possible, IRCC said. Keep reading this article to know more about the policies and requirements.


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Change visitor visa to work permit in Canada 2022

1. How to transform a “visitor visa” to a “work permit” inside Canada 2022?

Visitors with tourist visas can obtain work permits in Canada until February 28, 2022. Temporary residents who are in Canada with valid visitor status have been able to apply for an employer-specific work permit from within Canada.

This allows foreign workers to work inside Canada without leaving the country. To be eligible for an employer-specific work permit, those with visitor status must:

  • be in Canada with valid temporary resident status as a visitor, which includes maintained status, at the time of they submit the work permit application;
  • have submitted an employer-specific work permit application;
  • remain in Canada with a valid status;
  • submit the application no later than February 28, 2022.

The policy also allows foreign nationals who meet the above criteria and who have held a valid Canadian work permit in the previous 12 months to apply for interim work authorization for their new employer while their application is pending. In order to apply for interim work authorization, applicants must:

  • have valid temporary status  when they submit their application and remain in Canada with status;
  • intend to work for their employer and in the occupation specified on their work permit application;
  • complete an IRCC Webform.


Change visitor visa to work permit in Canada 2022

2. Is there a way to change visitor visa to work permit in Canada 2022?

Another easy way to change a visitor visa to a work permit is through a study route. Visitors who are on tourist visas can change their status to study permit then work while studying. You can work up to 20 hours per week right after you start your program and depending on the programs and the school you choose, you can actually work in Canada with an open work permit (PGWP) for up to 3 years after finishing your study time, then apply for a Permanent Residency (PR).

Once you have applied to a Canadian College, you have to hope that you will be accepted as an international student at your chosen DLI, before your visitor visa expires. Check out Canadian Processing Time in 2022 to time your application.

In Ontario, for example, October is the earliest you can start applying for the following academic year which generally starts in late August or early September. You can apply closer to the deadline – which is often around February – but the later you apply, the lower your chances of gaining a place as an international student.

February to August is 6 months of course, and if you’ve already used up a couple of months of your Visitor Visa, then you’ll have decided whether to: Apply for an extension of your Visitor Visa

While studying, You can work on and off-campus (up to 20 hours) and full-time (40 hours per week) during scheduled academic breaks without a Work Permit. Take a look at Top 5 Canadian Colleges to allow foreign students to work on and off-campus 2022

At Canada Admission Hub, the successful rate to change visa status from visitor to study permit is 99% including some hard cases like middle-aged students, gaps in education, student visa denied history, and so on. You can start studying in Canada within a month of the process. With clear instructions, straight forward process, you will find it easy to follow and prepare the necessary paperwork for your permit.

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