Temporary Work Permits

Bulgaria and Romania Visa-Exempt After December 01 2016

Posted in Entry Visa, Temporary Work Permits on Nov 01, 2016

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced that it intends to remove the passport-visa requirement for citizens of Bulgaria and Romania effective December 1st. This will mean that nationals of this country will be eligible to travel to Canada temporarily without first applying to a visa office. As with citizens of most other visa-exempt countries, these individuals will typically need to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) first. However, ETAs are typically decided within minutes as opposed to weeks for visa applications.

The removal of the entry visa requi...

Mexican Passport Visa Requirement Lifted

Posted in Entry Visa, International Mobility Program, Temporary Work Permits on Jun 30, 2016

Effective December 01 2016, citizens of Mexico will no longer require a passport visa in order to travel to a Canadian port of entry. After this date, an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) will be needed, as is the case for most passport-visa-exempt nationals. This means that Mexicans will not need to apply to a visa office in order to seek temporary resident status, and will also mean that they will become eligible to process many classes of work permit application at a Canadian port of entry.

Although the visa office in Mexico City has recently been one of the more efficient in terms of p...