I am applying for a work permit and need to know about the supporting documents.
I am going to work for 3 months at an internship in Canada. I have an offer letter from the University that I will work at. I am not a US citizen, but I am living in the USA because I am a PHD student at a University in the USA and do not currently work for a company.
My work permit is for less than 6 months and I am LMIA exempt.
I filled out the eligibility questioner on CIC and created my account. The supporting documents asks for:
- Employment reference letter
- Employment records
- Letter from current employer
- Proof that you meet the requirements of the job being offered
I can get letters from my previous job (that I held before starting my PhD). But for everything else it says "current employer".
Is this my current University? Or the internship in Canada?
Should I ask my current University for these documents and treat my university as my "current employer"?
It is very confusing because it asks for pay-stubs, which I do not have from my internship in Canada because I have not started yet.
Also where would I get "Proof that you meet the requirements of the job being offered"? The information on the CIC website is very vague.
Has anyone applied for a temporary work visa with LMIA exempt as a student? I would appreciate your advice!