Lima plus a job offer

Shehab

New Member
Hello IMM group,
I have got a LIMA plus a job offer. Basically, I am working as a physical therapist and I had the qualified exam to be a licensed physical therapist in Canada and I passed. I submitted my application on the 21th of Feb, 2021, and I have not received any update yet. For more information, I have a rejected visitor visa in 2019, and I don’t know how much it could affect my application. Furthermore, when I checked the processing time of a work permit in Saudi Arabia, I found it 6 weeks and i am beyond this time by almost 2 weeks, in addition, there is no updates except for eligibility, as I got a message that they are checking my eligibility.
Is this latency normal? Is there anything I can do?
 

Riley Haas

Administrator
Staff member
Location
Toronto
All I can say is that everything is extraordinarily slow right now due to the pandemic. I don't have a better explanation than that.

If you're currently in Canada you can call IRCC at 1-888-242-2100 to see if you can get any more information. If you can actually get through, all they're going to tell you is that it's still in progress, but that might be reassuring.
 

farooq0520

New Member
Hello IMM group,
I have got a LIMA plus a job offer. Basically, I am working as a physical therapist and I had the qualified exam to be a licensed physical therapist in Canada and I passed. I submitted my application on the 21th of Feb, 2021, and I have not received any update yet. For more information, I have a rejected visitor visa in 2019, and I don’t know how much it could affect my application. Furthermore, when I checked the processing time of a work permit in Saudi Arabia, I found it 6 weeks and i am beyond this time by almost 2 weeks, in addition, there is no updates except for eligibility, as I got a message that they are checking my eligibility.
Is this latency normal? Is there anything I can do?
did you get your work permit? How long it took?
 

farooq0520

New Member
i am planning to apply from Pakistan or Malaysia, both options i have. Where did you apply from? I thought they have a 2 weeks processing options as well.
 

Shehab

New Member
Just make sure that the visa office will not send your application to Turky or India. Because, many offices send visa applications there to be processed and there are a long waiting list and it might take a year to the final devision.
 

farooq0520

New Member
But how can we send the application to India or Turkey, if we don't live there, i though this is based on where you are living. Where did you apply?
 

Shehab

New Member
You don’t send anything, you just apply online and the visa office send your application to be processed outside. I applied from Saudi Arabia
 

farooq0520

New Member
ohh ok, i am applying either in Pakistan or Malaysia. But no company will wait for 6month to 1 year for the job placement. I initially thought it would be done with in 2-6 weeks. That is reasonable. But 4 months and above, i would be surprised if any company can wait that long.
 

farooq0520

New Member
Understood, thanks for the heads-up. Did you have to provide medical certificate and police clearance? What is the other requirements/documents that i have to have it ready before i apply for the visa? The police clearance certificate that want for the last 10 years or since you were 18?
 

can'tsayforsure

New Member
Is there any news? It seems to me that it is normal. I think they have a lot of applicants and all need to be looked at.
I think that the commission has a lot of similar applications for a license, and it takes a lot of time to see everything.
This wait may last for a long time. I think you should think about part-time jobs for now and save up some money if you get a Canadian license. Money is never excessive.
It's very exciting. I wish you good luck with that. I hope that everything will work out.
 
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