Friday, March 18, 2016

Can you apply for a work permit or study permit while in Canada as a tourist?


To legally work or study in Canada, generally, you need a permit from Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Your visit visa does not allow you to work or study.  But can you apply for a work permit or study permit while in Canada as a tourist?

Work or Study While on a Visit Visa

The answer is YES. That is of course if you still have a legal status in Canada.

Apply for Canadian Visa
For a new work permit, you can apply:
  • from your home country or another country where you are lawfully admitted.  or
  • in person or by mail at the Visa Application centre in New York.
For a new study permit, you can apply:
  • from your home country or another country where you are lawfully admitted, or
  • in person or by mail at the Visa Application Centre in Los Angeles.