My cousin is a visitor in Canada since the first week of January 2020. He could not go back because of covid-19 and non-availability of the flights. We got his status extended. Today I heard a news on the radio that people who are visitors in Canada can apply for a work permit without leaving Canada. Is this true?
Due to the pandemic, visitors who are currently in Canada and have a valid job offer will be able to apply for an employer-specific work permit and, if approved, receive the permit without having to leave the country.
However, the applicant must
have valid status in Canada as a visitor on August 24, 2020 and remain in Canada
have a job offer
submit an application for an employer-specific work permit that is supported by a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) or an LMIA-exempt offer of employment, no later than March 31, 2021