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, which is quite involved. Very few can show up at a Canadian border and apply at the time of their entry to Canada. Most of the 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.
Whether the Canadian Port of Entry for Immigrants you are arriving at is an airport, seaport, or the Canada/US border, Migrating Bird Immigration Services Inc. will guide you through this immigration program. We can act very quickly if the situation calls for emergency assistance. Call us at 604-440-6221 or email our team of immigration specialists at firstname.lastname@example.org.