Implied Status Canada
What is implied status in Canada?
Implied status in Canada is a condition when visitors, students or as well as foreign workers apply for an extension for their permits before its expiration date. In this situation, they have implied status in Canada until their application is processed and the decision is given. Simply, the implied status meaning is that individuals who have applied for an extension of their statuses can continue to retain their legal immigration status.
Can I leave Canada while on implied status?
A temporary resident with implied status who has left Canada may be allowed to re-enter Canada as a temporary resident; pending a decision on the renewal of their application to study or work in Canada. In this case, they must be temporary resident visa (TRV)-exempt or on a multiple-entry visa. In addition, they may apply for a new work or study permit at the port of entry
If you are a temporary resident in Canada then you have to apply for an extension of your status in Canada at least one months before the expiry date of your permit. Please note that you can still remain in Canada if the expiry date passes during the time you wait for the decision on your application.
Like previously mentioned, let’s say that you are a temporary worker who has applied for the extension of your permit before your legal status expired. In this situation, you can still stay in Canada while working for the same employer in the same position.
However, depending on your circumstances, you might be required to stop working until the decision is made on your application. For example, you could have applied for a different permit, like study permit, or as well as for a work permit with another employer. In this scenario, you must stop working on the expiry date of your current permit while waiting for a decision.
Implied status while waiting for permanent residency
You can stay in Canada while waiting for the time for your permanent residency.
Please note that the waiting period between two permits should not pose a problem if you later apply to become a permanent resident. As long as you stay in Canada legally, this period is covered by implied status. In addition, your new permit will also mention that your stay in Canada is legal until you have received the new one.
Proof of implied status
In some cases, your work permit might expire during your waiting time for your application procedure. Then you might think that how to provide proof to your employer.
In general, CIC does not provide confirmation that you have implied status in Canada. However, you can provide the copies of your application; or as well as the fee receipt as proof of your application.