"How to Convert Visitor Visa to Work Visa in Canada": Nigerian Man Posts Vital Information For Japa

"How to Convert Visitor Visa to Work Visa in Canada": Nigerian Man Posts Vital Information For Japa

  • A Nigerian man has advised people who want to relocate to Canada to take their time and arrange themselves well before coming
  • The man said it is possible to convert a Canadian visitor visa into a work visa, provided the person has skills
  • He advised those with a visitor visa to stay back in their country and learn a skill, such as truck driving, before moving to Canada

A Nigerian man said converting a Canadian visitor visa into a work visa is very easy, provided some conditions are met.

In a video he shared on TikTok, the man said one of the things that fast-tracks Canadian visa conversion is the possession of relevant skills.

Convert visitor visa to work visa in Canada.
The man advised those planning to travel to Canada. Photo credit: TikTok/@vicktor796 and Getty Images/Aaron Foster.
Source: UGC

The man, Vicktor, said there is no need for one to rush into Canada, only to rush back out.

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Vicktor advised that once one receives a visitor visa, the person should start learning a skill such as truck driving, which is in high demand in some provinces in Canada. He said truck driving could fetch as much as N52 million per year in Canada.

Tips on how to convert visitor visa to work visa in Canada

He noted that once the person learned a relevant skill in Nigeria, the person could proceed to Canada with a visitor visa.

Due to the skills, Vicktor said converting the visitor visa to a work visa on arrival in Canada would become easier.

Is it true you can convert Canada visit visa to work visa?

Checks by Legit.ng show that it is possible to get a work permit even if the immigrant is already in Canada with a visit visa. Information on the Canadian Government websites specifies the procedure through which applicants can follow. However, issuance of work permits to immigrants residing in Canada with a visit visa would no longer be possible after February 28, 2025.

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The information reads in part:

"Foreign nationals who are in Canada as visitors and who receive a valid job offer will continue to be able to apply for and receive a work permit without having to leave the country. Visitors applying under this public policy who held a work permit within the last 12 months will also continue to be able to request interim work authorization to begin working for their new employer more quickly."

Application portal for work permit for those with visitor visas in Canada

The information clarifies that before now, it was impossible to stay in Canada with a visit visa and the same time, apply for a work permit. The visitor would need to leave Canada before applying for a work permit.

It states:

"Prior to this temporary policy change, those applying to work in Canada would typically need to apply for their initial work permit before they came to Canada. If they were already in Canada with visitor status when they were approved for a work permit, they would need to leave Canada to be issued their work permit. With this policy in place, leaving Canada isn’t necessary."

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In addition, the information provided an application link for those with visitor visas but who wish to get a work status or authorisation.

Watch the video below:

Netizens react to post about Canadian visa


"Can I learn truck driving as a woman?"

@Prudent commented:

"Please, if you give a three years visit visa! Does this mean you can stay in Canada for a good three years without going back home?"

@ogazimorahonyinye said:

"Please do you have any recommendations for schools for masters study from Nigeria."

@Chinwe_Rich said:

"What skill can a young girl who is expecting a visitor visa learn or study."

Agent dupes man of N15 million

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that a Nigerian man paid N15 million for a Canadian visa, but the agent in charge disappeared with the money.

The man sold his two cars and a parcel of land he inherited from his father to raise the money to travel to Canada.

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But his dreams were dashed because the person doing the visa for him disappeared without a trace.

Source: Legit.ng

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