Immigration Issues/Work permit
I'm an exchange student here in Canada from Australia who is looking to apply to work temporarily for the next few months. Does applying for a work permit (outside of Canada) have to be done from my home country or can I do it at any office abroad?
Thank you for your time,
Thanks for your inquiry.
Please note that Visiting or exchange students international students are not eligible for an Off-Campus Work Permit under the usual provisions. However, it is possible that you may be eligible for a Student Work Away or Student Work Holiday Program. Therefore, make an inquiry with the Canadian consular office in Sydney as to eligibility and quota limitations.
P.S: Having known the fact that your are NOT eligible, if you wish to apply for a work permit within Canada (Port of Entry); you can do it at your peril because end of the day visa officer has huge discretion. And it is matter of $150 fee to Govt. and there is no negative effect on your future applications to Canada.