Coronavirus has hit the world badly. And the scenario has been pretty bad for the foreign nationals who are struggling to keep up with their finances in the absence of a stable finance source. Also, they are haunted by the worry as to how being jobless will make an impact on their application for Canadian immigration.
However, there are several options that you can think of even in the absence of a job that can allow you to stay in Canada. In case you are on the Canadian land on a work permit then it is recommended that you apply for a new work permit and get an extension. Another option is to change the work permit into a student or visitor visa. But for this, it is important to act before your existing visa has expired. And what if your visa has expired? In that case, you need to check out for options that can help to restore your status.
The temporary residents who are jobless now due to the COVID19 crisis can be benefited from implied status. This particular status continues until the immigration department decides on the new application.
Canada Allows Stay Of Temporary Residents Under Conditions
As a rule, most of the temporary residents in the country including work and study permit holders who have already submitted their application for renewal of their status can continue their stay in Canada. But they will have to follow their original status until the Canadian immigration department makes any decision on their application.
In the case, the Canadian government approves the application a foreign national can continue studying or working as implied by the new permit visa. However, if the foreign national fails to get permission he has the option to leave the country or submit an application for restoration of his status. But the application must be submitted within 90 days from the expiry of the applicant’s original permit. Also as a foreign national if you are awaiting the immigration department’s decision on restoration status you cannot work or study.
Foreign Nationals With Work Permit Dependent On Job
For those with closed work permits or the employer-specific work permits, staying in Canada will not be a problem until their work permit expires. Such foreign nationals can continue their stay in Canada despite losing their job till the last date of their work permit. However, such people cannot work for any other employer in the country.
In case you want to work for a new employer, you must apply for a new closed work transition or permit so that you can take up a new job under an open work permit. Those with open work permits can work with any other employer in Canada despite losing their job and even can apply for permanent residence.