Immigration Canada has extended the provisional COVID-19 special policy announced in 2020. The most talked-about policy of this extension is the policy that allows visitors living in Canada, or Visitor status, to accept work permit within Canada.

The IRCC Canada Immigration Office approved a work permit by mail to Canada temporarily by 31 March 2021 due to the prolonged COVID-19 Pandemic phenomenon last year, August 24, 2020.

Previously, visitors who already lived in Canada should have obtained a formal work permit by going abroad or returning to Korea after approving the work permit, but the special policy has been announced to reduce the number of overseas trips to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Of course, not everyone can apply, and applicants who apply for a closed work permit can receive a job offer through an employer in Canada. To be exact, only applicants who meet the following conditions can apply for work permit in Canada.

The first condition is that the applicant must maintain a legal stay in Canada at the time of receipt of the work permit. For example, only applicants who have entered the country through eTA for less than six months or whose visitor term has not yet expired belong here.

Second, you must have a job offer from a local Canadian employer. Employers must remain willing to hire until Work Permit is approved.

Third, you have to accept the closed work term. In other words, work permits through LMIA or closed work permits that are filed after becoming PNP Nominee belong to this.

Fourth, you must register before August 31, 2021, and you must maintain the conditions for entry and stay in Canada until then. The conditions for entry and stay here should basically be free of criminal facts that could be denied entry to abroad or Canada, and there should be no issues during physical examinations.

As the conditions for application in Canada are not difficult, most Canadian visors are expected to be able to apply. The document will be reviewed and the result will be released on the same condition as other work permit when submitting. In other words, the above content is to enable application in Canada, but it is not to give approval, so you need to carefully consider and apply for documents and your conditions to get good results.