If you have been following up issues about VISA Lottery, you’d know about the widespread rumor that Canada is due to begin a new immigration lottery, similar to the DV VISA lottery in the United States. The story stems from an article published online that citizens from 16 countries could apply for a, 2017 Canadian Lottery.
The story lists a range of eligibility requirements for interested citizens of Oman, Ethiopia, Philippines, Ghana, Guyana, Jamaica, Nigeria, Gambia, Cameroon, Kenya, Pakistan, Zambia, Thailand, Uganda, Fiji, and Lesotho.
Now The Good News; Foreign Works in Canada: Canada is actively seeking foreign workers and professionals to help grow its strong national workforce. Whether you are looking for permanent or temporary work in Canada, or even if you are a Canadian employer seeking to bring in skilled professionals from abroad, below you will find some valuable online resources to help accomplish your goals.
In most cases, in order to work in Canada, the foreign worker will need a work permit. However, there are a number of circumstances where you may be able to work in Canada without a work permit. In addition, there are number of other ways to work in Canada without undergoing the traditional work permit application process, including work permits granted for working holidays, postgraduate work permits or permits issued under NAFTA.
Apply for a Canadian VISA; Find a VISA Application Center
Visa application centres (VACs) accept applications for student permits, work permits, visitor Visas (temporary resident VISA), and travel documents for permanent residents. VACs DO NOT accept applications for Immigration, Express Entry, Authorization to Return to Canada, Temporary Resident Permits, Rehabilitation and Voluntary Renunciation of Permanent Resident Status.
- answer questions in local languages and make sure that applicants are complete
- transmit application documents and passports to the visa office securely
- return passport and decision documents securely
- offer a tracking service
- schedule interviews and provide application photographs and photocopies for a fee
- provide access to a computer to apply online
- collect biometrics (fingerprints and photograph)