New Permanent Residents with Immigrant Visa Status

evelynracho

New Member
Hello,

Can anyone help me please, myself and my family is currently have an Immigrant Visa Status in the Philippines and it is expiring very soon, we were supposed to go to Canada and fly on March 18th but due to travel ban and corona virus the manila airport did not allow us to board on the plane. What can we co now? Who do we get help to look into our situation? We are evn stuck here in Manila can't even go back home to our province yet due to lockdown. Couldn't get a hold od Immigration for help, tried to contact web form but no response yet till 30 days by the time our visa will expire. Is there a way we can get an exemption to travel prior to our visa expiration? Please Help
 

ganny

New Member
Here is my situation with my mother’s PR.

Currently she is staying in Canada as a temporary resident. Already extended her stay and it is valid till 4/18/2020.
She had received her CoPR in Nov, 2019 and it expires on 4/24/2020. I have made several attempts with IRCC to schedule an appointment to confirm her landing through phone and email. But so far I haven’t received any response.
Finally, I have decided to go to the border today (3/27) with the assumption applicant with confirmed PR can do the flag poling based on the announcement in the IRCC website. But we were refused to exit Canada saying that flagpoling is not an essential service and they asked us to contact IRCC. But right now there is no way to contact IRCC other than sending emails since their operations are limited or closed.
I am worried what will happen to mom’s PR if it crosses the expiry date and if we don’t do the landing. I did a big mistake of not going to the border since we dont have the US VISA. Any guidance will be really helpful. Thank you.
 

ganny

New Member
I think he should coordinate with his own territories first. Considering someone exiting the country and entering back, just doing the flag poling will be safest.
 

evelynracho

New Member
Here is my situation with my mother’s PR.

Currently she is staying in Canada as a temporary resident. Already extended her stay and it is valid till 4/18/2020.
She had received her CoPR in Nov, 2019 and it expires on 4/24/2020. I have made several attempts with IRCC to schedule an appointment to confirm her landing through phone and email. But so far I haven’t received any response.
Finally, I have decided to go to the border today (3/27) with the assumption applicant with confirmed PR can do the flag poling based on the announcement in the IRCC website. But we were refused to exit Canada saying that flagpoling is not an essential service and they asked us to contact IRCC. But right now there is no way to contact IRCC other than sending emails since their operations are limited or closed.
I am worried what will happen to mom’s PR if it crosses the expiry date and if we don’t do the landing. I did a big mistake of not going to the border since we dont have the US VISA. Any guidance will be really helpful. Thank you.
Right at his time, i feel and hear you because it is very difficult to contact IRCC due to high volume of calls they get, but have you tried to contact IRCC via "web form"?
 

ganny

New Member
Thanks evelynracho. Talking to an agent is not even an option, when you press 0. Looks like the agent calls are temporarily suspended. I just sent the web form today.
 

Riley Haas

Well-Known Member
Yeah, I believe the call centre is closed due to COVID-19. All non-essential offices are in most parts of Canada at the moment.
 

evelynracho

New Member
Hello I have another question, let's say you will be PR when you arrive to Canada, and you decided to work somewhere else because your allowed to,instead of working to the employer that process your LMIA, would that be totally ok? Just a curiosity.
 

Riley Haas

Well-Known Member
The moment you land and receive your PR status you have essentially the same rights as a Canadian citizen (with a few exceptions). So you can definitely change jobs once you are a PR.

The issue is intent: when you agreed tot he job offer and used it to attain PR, did you plan on never working for this company? If that's true, and it can be proven, your PR could be revoked (or even your citizenship if you get citizenship before your PR is revoked). I want to stress that such a claim has to be proven for PR to be revoked.
 

evelynracho

New Member
The moment you land and receive your PR status you have essentially the same rights as a Canadian citizen (with a few exceptions). So you can definitely change jobs once you are a PR.

The issue is intent: when you agreed tot he job offer and used it to attain PR, did you plan on never working for this company? If that's true, and it can be proven, your PR could be revoked (or even your citizenship if you get citizenship before your PR is revoked). I want to stress that such a claim has to be proven for PR to be revoked.
When I agreed to the offer, I also agreed to work for that company but with the Covid-19 is going on and it's so hard to find a rental place in that big city and i can't seem to find the rental rate, so I was thinking to stay in a small city and save money first coz i can do any jobs when I get to Canada. But if it is an issue, then will need to change my plan again.
 
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