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How is an employment authorization different from an immigrant visa?

Date added:
Thursday, 24 November 2011

Answer

 An Employment Authorization permits an eligible visitor to reside and work in Canada for a limited period of time, and restrictions are usually placed on the type of employment which can be pursued.  It will not, by itself, lead to Canadian permanent resident status.  By contrast, a Canadian Immigrant Visa entitles its holder to live and work anywhere in Canada, enjoy many of the privileges of Canadian Citizenship, apply for Canadian Citizenship after 3 years and sponsor family members for Canadian permanent resident status. 

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