What happens with your work permit during a layoff? Often, due to a restructuring or insolvency of their company, employers have to dismiss their employees. But what happens to those who have a temporary work permit related to this employer under the International Experience Canada (ICE) program?
The good news is that your work permit remains valid until it expires even if you no longer work with your employer. The bad news is that you must initiate new procedures with Citizenship Immigration Canada (CIC) once you find a new employer ready to submit a job offer. This means that you must apply to change the conditions of your temporary worker status through your CIC account.
It is very important that your new employer submit a job offer to you through the employer’s “Employer Portal” for workers exempted from a Labor Market Impact Assessment (EIMT) before you proceed The amendment of your work permit.
The employer must also, at the time of submitting the offer of employment, pay directly to CIC the relative costs of $ 230 CAD. For more information, do not hesitate to contact us! We will be able to advise you and accompany you throughout the procedures and your procedures.
Ms. Rita Daou LL.L.
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