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Fallen over at the last hurdle??

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Fallen over at the last hurdle??

Post Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 3:16 am

Has anyone out there,
Managed to secure a job in canada and not been able to get HRSDC approval or a CIC work permit.

The story is as follow.
We decided Canada was the place for us and emailed as many companys as i could find with my job skills.
One company sounds very promising and is contacting HRSDC for a LMO 8-12 Weeks turn round time.
Now we only made the decission over christmass and are getting more eger to go every day.
We are both worried that HRSDC or CIC might put a holt on things. or is the fact that I have a job waiting the hard work done.

I would hate to think we are getting our hopes up for nothing and actually are still a real long way off our dream with RED-TAPE wise and hurdles.

Anyone with any comments on obtaining a work visa would be welcomed.


Re: Fallen over at the last hurdle??

Post Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 9:30 pm

Be calm.

The estimated time for getting the paperwork done is weeks away from today. Also remember that yours is not the only file that department is dealing with, they have litteraly thousands of them to process.

Having a Canadian company that is willing to help you into the country is a major step forward, my friend. Keep in touch with them and advise them as things progress at your end in the UK. Have them give you a person to contact if they haven't all ready dome that for you.

The fact that you have a firm job offer is the main thing. Much better than simply coming over on a "hunting trip" for a few weeks. HRDC is interested in 3 things. One/ You are who you say you are , and have the skills that you say you have. Two/ That the job cannot be filled by a Canadian, and that the hiring company has TRIED to fill it in Canada. And Third/ That you will be able to get here and start work in a timely fashion ( I can tell that won't be a problem for you Grin)

Be patient, please. You have been most fortunate . Many people have been trying for YEARS to get to Canada , from many places. Be happy and be glad.

Cheers. Jim Bunting. Toronto.


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Re: Fallen over at the last hurdle??

Post Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 3:08 am

Thanks, Doesn't make it any less nerve recking

Will keep you posted



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