To renew your work permit or alter its conditions, you must submit a new work permit renewal application at least 30 days before your current permit expires. As long as your application for work permit renewal is being processed, you can remain in Canada legally. If you submit your renewal application before your current permit expires. You will be able to remain in Canada and work until your application is decided. If you wish to avoid any interruptions in your employment. It is recommended that you apply for renewal well in advance. Your work permit can be renewed successfully if you follow the correct procedures and meet the eligibility criteria.
Changing your job, receiving a promotion, getting an entirely new role, or working for a different employer will alter the conditions of your work permit. It is not permitted to start working at a new job or for a different company when you receive a new work permit with additional requirements.
An open work permit can be extended as long as you remain qualified to work in Canada.
Ways to apply for work permit renewal application
When you need to renew or modify your work visa, you usually need to submit an online application. Online application fees and electronic copies of your supporting documentation will be required. Prior to uploading your forms, you must answer a few questions. As well as submitting your application, you’ll make an account to track its progress. Your application will be either approved by IRCC or your present work permit will be extended if your modified working circumstances are approved.
Is it possible to work with an expired work permit?
If your work permit expires while IRCC reviews your application, you must determine if you can continue to work.
Work permit extensions will preserve your status if you request them before they expire. During the time that your application is being reviewed, you are allowed to work without a permit so long as you are working under the same conditions as your current (or expired) permit.
You have also maintained your status if you switch employers, jobs, or locations after your current work permit expires. Because of this, you may work only for the company listed on your initial work permit while you are awaiting a decision from the IRCC. Work under the restrictions of the new work permit cannot begin until the application has been processed.
As a final point, you can only work while your study permit or guest visa is valid, regardless of how long you have requested an extension. The timer must be stopped as soon as it runs out. In addition, you shouldn’t begin studying until your application has been approved by the IRCC.
The expiration date of your passport must be taken into account when extending a work permit.
To demonstrate that I am capable of continuing to work, how can I do it?
As evidence that you are qualified for continued employment under the same conditions as your original work permit. The IRCC will send you a letter when you apply to extend or renew your permit. According to IRCC, you may continue to work after the expiration date of the letter provided your working conditions remain the same.
If I fail to renew my permit prior to it expiring, what will happen?
Working in Canada while your work visa has expired before a new one is applied for is not permitted. It may be possible for you to regain your employment status, though. Applicants can apply for re-employment if they meet the following criteria:
- Once your status has been revoked, you need to reapply within 90 days.
- Ensure that you comply with the requirements for your intended stay, including refraining from illegal work.
- Ensure that your expired permit remains valid by complying with all of its conditions.
In accordance with IRCC’s guidelines, obtaining a new permit or restoring your status is not guaranteed. Getting help from a Canadian immigration lawyer is recommended to increase your success chances. Having a team of highly qualified immigration lawyers to understand your situation. And facilitate the application process is one of the many benefits of choosing Cohen Immigration Law.