What can go wrong
with a Work Permit application?

After a refused Work Permit application, some people consider taking a consultation with a Canadian immigration professional. These conversations provide insight into the way people have addressed their unsuccessful applications in the past, and allow our Professional Consultant to provide her own recommendations on the matter.

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What are common errors people make when applying for a Canadian Work Permit?

  • Submitting incomplete applications (forms and documents)

  • Not paying attention to inconsistent information in application forms

  • Not meeting eligibility requirements

  • Applying under the wrong stream

  • Failing to respond to official correspondence from the officer  assigned to their case

and the most serious of all,

  • Lying, legally known as “misrepresentation”

Our Professional Consultant recommends:

  • Make sure to choose the right stream; navigating all stream options to apply for a work permit can be a strenuous task, but it’s one that needs to be carefully carried out; a particular situation could be perceived to be applicable to more than one stream or category, but there is only one that is the perfect fit for it

  • The devil is in the detail; it is your task to convince the officer that the intended work meets eligibility requirements for the chosen stream; it is not their task to make the questions, but yours to anticipate them

  • Be truthful; governments know all already, so why lie? It is better to be 100% honest in a 100% of the questions, than being banned 5 years (or more) from approaching Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

  • Do it right the first time; reapplying after an application has been refused, implies a greater effort in submission preparation has to be made, this time to address the concerns expressed by the visa officer in the refusal notification letter, on top of all things

  • Use professional advice to ensure a smooth, reliable, and timely application process

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