Posted On: 12/30/2016
In the next few weeks, I will be traveling to Toronto from the US, initially as a six-month visitor with the hope of finding some form of employment.
Based on the questionnaire on the Immigration website, I qualify for an open work permit. I do not have a job lined up, but plan to volunteer and network upon arrival in the hope of finding a position.
I have thoroughly read both publications from Settlement.org. home page. I have also spoken by phone and posed questions to nextstopcanada.ca. I have received some very informative responses and links to additional information. Still, I am a little confused.
Since I will enter Ontario as a temporary visitor -- not a permanent resident -- do I still go to the settlement agency to apply for the SIN?
Posted On: 1/6/2017
Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.
You can find some detailed information on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website in the Working or studying in Canada
Here is an excerpt,
Working or studying in Canada
Most visitors to Canada cannot work or study in Canada without a permit.
If you are visiting Canada and you want to work or study, you have a few options if you still have legal status in Canada.
For a new work permit, you can apply:
I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS