Documents Required to submit your application for Canada’s Open Work Permit for the US H-1B program.
When applying for a Canada Open Work Permit as an H-1B visa holder, you may be required to provide various documents to support your application. While the specific documents can vary based on the program and individual circumstances, here are some common documents that may be required:
Passport: A valid passport that does not expire before the end of your intended stay in Canada.
Application Forms: Completed application forms specific to the work permit program you are applying under. These forms can include the IMM 1295 Application for Work Permit Made Outside of Canada or the IMM 5710 Application to Change Conditions, Extend My Stay or Remain in Canada as a Worker.
Job Offer Letter: While a job offer is not always required for an open work permit, it’s advisable to have a letter from a Canadian employer or other supporting documentation that demonstrates your intent to work in Canada.
Employment Contract: If you have a job offer, a copy of your employment contract that outlines the terms and conditions of your employment.
H-1B Visa Documentation: Copies of your H-1B visa approval notice, I-797 form, or any other relevant H-1B visa documentation that confirms your current legal status in the United States.
Proof of Temporary Resident Status: Documentation proving your temporary resident status in Canada, such as a valid visitor visa, study permit, or temporary resident permit.
Educational Qualifications: Copies of your educational degrees, diplomas, or certificates, along with transcripts, to demonstrate your qualifications and expertise.
Resume/CV: A current and detailed resume or curriculum vitae highlighting your work experience, skills, and qualifications.
Photographs: Recent passport-sized photographs that meet the specifications outlined by the Canadian immigration authorities.
Proof of Financial Support: Evidence of sufficient funds to support yourself and any accompanying family members during your stay in Canada.
Police Clearance Certificate: Depending on the program and your circumstances, you may be required to provide a police clearance certificate or proof of good conduct from your country of residence.
Medical Examination Certificate: In some cases, a medical examination certificate may be required to ensure you meet the health requirements for entry into Canada.
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list, and additional documents may be required based on your specific situation and the work permit program you are applying under.