how does current Canada work visa timeline look like

ADP DEXo52
Oct 29 23 Comments

I got an offer from toronto, what does the current work visa process look like. just trying to estimate the time for my relocation.

apply from US, indian citizen

PS: work visa , not express entry

*company tranferring me to toronto office

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  • Cool all the best! Welcome to Canada, help us write the next chapter in technology history :-)
    Oct 29 0
  • Apple KGHP41
    Two weeks. No quotas so available through the year.
    Oct 29 0
  • But same US company is transferring you to Canada or you found a different employer in Canada? If the same company 2+2 weeks. As SWE falls under specialist occupation.
    Oct 29 1
    • ADP DEXo52
      OP
      Same company, will be the first employee for the business unit.
      Oct 29
  • OP need more info. Is it an intracompany transfer? If the the answer is "yes" then 2 weeks + 1-2 weeks to get stamp at consulate or embassy. If it is a closed LMIA based work permit then can take 2-3 months or more (depends on visa office you get assigned vergreville, Montreal and Mississauga being the worst)
    Oct 29 1
    • ADP DEXo52
      OP
      Thanks for your response, since I didn’t get my h1 last three years my company is transferring me to Toronto. I’m a sr. Swe and I’m not sure about LMIA
      Oct 29
  • Walmart msquare2
    My login showed sept 7 as date of decision but I'm still waiting for PR card
    Oct 29 1
    • ADP DEXo52
      OP
      Not taking about express entry, asking about work visa
      Oct 29
  • Facebook isthisuser
    Are they doing prenium processing?
    Oct 29 5
  • Qualcomm / Eng
    intel80085

    Qualcomm Eng

    PRE
    Intel Corporation, Qualcomm
    intel80085more
    Takes 1 year to become a PR
    2 years to apply for citizenship
    1 year to receive citizenship + passport
    Oct 29 5
    • 6 months if applying under Express Entry
      730 days to renew your PR
      1095 days on PR to apply for citizenship (each day on WP is counted as half)
      Oct 29
    • ADP DEXo52
      OP
      I had already applied for my PR, AOR date July 26. Security hasn’t even started and my visa expires in 2months from now, that’s why company is apply for a work visa
      Oct 29
    • Have you requested your express entry case notes to see what the hold up is? Usually they are pretty good at meeting the 6 month standard for processing.
      Oct 29
    • ADP DEXo52
      OP
      The notes are taking 90 days now, so at this point it seems pointless. I did call them up and got an update that everything looks good but security hasn’t started yet. Security is the last step before final decision
      Oct 29
    • Don't worry it has not been 6 months yet, my file was processed in the 5th month (same only security was left between month 3 to 5)
      Oct 29
  • New / Eng
    LetMeCodeP

    New Eng

    BIO
    Android Developer with less than 1 yoe and 65K TC
    LetMeCodePmore
    Dude, I am also in process of getting work permit. It's 4 months processing time. I already spent 2 months waiting for it. If you want it instantly, go to border and do flagpoling, they will process it then and there. But then you have chances of rejection
    Oct 29 2
    • Hi could you explain this a bit more, I think it would benefit the wider community looking for similar transition.
      Oct 30
    • New / Eng
      LetMeCodeP

      New Eng

      BIO
      Android Developer with less than 1 yoe and 65K TC
      LetMeCodePmore
      I looked it up more, turns out flagpoling is option for USA passport holders only. Or someone who is already in Canada. I guess for OP, as he has foreign passport, it won't work.
      Sorry, can't explain more, if someone wants to see what is it more info is :- https://www.settler.ca/english/flagpoling-work-permit-canada/
      I don't want someone to be in trouble at border, best way is to call Canadian border agents and ask about, is it possible to apply for work permit at border for *insert* natianal
      Oct 30

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