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MADADKHAHVAHID
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Posted On: 7/25/2014
MADADKHAHVAHID
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am i allowed to work (general) once i arrived Canada?


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Posted On: 7/29/2014
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

First of all, before working, you will have to apply for a Social Insurance Number (SIN). You can find some detailed information in our Settlement.Org What is a Social Insurance Number (SIN)? Do I need one? article.

Here is an excerpt,

The Social Insurance Number (SIN) is a unique number that you use to identify yourself. It is a 9-digit number. You need this number to use some government programs. You need this number to work in Canada.


Once you arrive, you may also want to contact the nearest Employment Service for some assistance with finding a job.

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.

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MoeSalem
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Posted On: 10/1/2014
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Hello,

I actually have a job offer there with my current employer who is willing to transfer me to our Canada branch.

My question is do I need to apply for the PR card first and then the SIN and wait until both have been issued to be able to start working or once I have applied for them I can start working?

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Posted On: 10/9/2014
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

If you are arriving as a permanent resident, all newly arriving immigrants will receive the PR Card as part of the immigration process.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will mail your PR Card to you, after the information and photograph on your Confirmation of Permanent Residence document is confirmed by a CIC official when you arrive in Canada.

If you need a work permit to work temporarily in Canada, you must make sure you are eligible for one. Whether you are eligible or not depends on a few things, including where you plan to apply for your work permit. You will have to find out if you need a work permit to work in Canada.

Regarding the Social Insurance Number (SIN), either way, you will need one in order to work in Canada. You should apply for a SIN as soon as possible after you arrive in Canada.

To apply for your SIN, you will have to gather all the required original proof-of-identity documents and take them to the nearest Service Canada location.

If it is confirmed that you have all necessary documents, you should get your SIN at the time of your visit.

You can find information on which documents are required on the Service Canada website.

Here is an excerpt,



You must provide one of the following primary documents:

Permanent Resident card issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).

Confirmation of Permanent Residence issued by CIC, accompanied by either a travel document (for example, a foreign passport) or an alternate photo identification issued by a provincial/territorial authority (for example, a driver’s license).

Record of Landing issued by CIC before June 28, 2002.

Verification of Landing issued by CIC. This document is provided when an original Record of Landing or the Confirmation of Permanent Residence is not available (if it has been lost, for example). This document is only acceptable to amend a SIN record or to obtain a confirmation of an existing SIN.

Status Verification or Verification of Status issued by CIC. This document is only acceptable to amend a SIN record or to obtain a confirmation of an existing SIN.


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.

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