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Lost Your Job with a Closed Work Permit in Canada? Ansari Immigration Can Help!

Updated: Jun 2, 2023


Hey there! Are you a skilled foreign worker with a closed work permit in Canada? We understand that losing your job can be stressful, but no need to worry! Ansari Immigration is here to help you figure out your options.

Closed work permits are issued to foreign skilled workers who have secured a job offer from a specific Canadian employer. This type of permit is employer-specific, which means that the worker is only allowed to work for the employer that sponsored their work permit. If the worker loses their job or is terminated, they are no longer authorized to work for that employer and their work permit becomes invalid.

However, if the worker has a valid work permit, they can legally remain in Canada and look for a new job. They can also choose to leave Canada or travel outside of Canada and return before the expiry date of their work permit. It is important to note that while a worker can legally stay in Canada without employment, they must continue to comply with the conditions of their work permit, including maintaining valid status, such as having valid health insurance coverage and complying with Canadian immigration laws.

We can help you explore a few options if you want to keep working. You could apply for a new closed work permit with a different employer, but keep in mind that they'll need a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) for you. Or, you could apply for an open work permit that lets you work for any employer or in any occupation in Canada. Whatever you choose, Ansari Immigration can help guide you through the process and find the best solution for you.

Let's say you're dealing with abuse or exploitation at your job. We're here for you too! Ansari Immigration can help you get an open work permit for vulnerable workers, so you can leave your situation and find a new job without worrying about your immigration status.

Navigating the Canadian immigration system can be complicated, but we're here to make it easy and stress-free for you. Our team provides personalized guidance and support every step of the way. So, what are you waiting for? Contact Ansari Immigration today to learn more about your options and take the first step towards a successful future in Canada!

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