The Canadian Port of Entry for Immigrants category is for persons who may apply at a port of entry include those applying under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and International Mobility Program. Very few can show up at a Canadian border and apply at the time of their entry to Canada. Most the of programs require applicants to apply from outside of Canada, however, foreign nationals may apply for a work permit on arrival at a Port of Entry in Canada if the following applies:
- they are exempt from the requirement for a temporary resident visa and their job falls within the International Mobility Program (i.e., they are not required to obtain a Labour Market Impact Assessment
- they are exempt from the requirement for a temporary resident visa and their job falls within the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and a positive or neutral LMIA has been issued by the time they arrive
- they are a national or permanent resident of the U.S., Greenland or Saint-Pierre and Miquelon regardless of whether their job falls with the Temporary Foreign Worker Program or the International Mobility Program
- they will not be working as a live-in caregiver or as a seasonal agricultural worker
- they must provide the results of a recent Immigration Medical Exam
Those arriving in Canada by airplane, without a Temporary Work Permit will need to have an Electronic Travel Authorization with them. They can then proceed to have their Temporary Work Permit processed at the Port of Entry.
Migrating Bird Immigration Services Inc. will guide you through this immigration program. Call for a free assessment at 604-440-6221.