Foreign worker sent home after using old work permit

Worker’s failure to demonstrate intention to return home results in exclusion order

Foreign workers who want to come to Canada to fill a need in the labour market must have a work permit relating to the specific jobs in which they intend to work. Work permits apply to specific jobs, so it doesn’t mean a foreign worker who’s been accepted can simply move to other work if things don’t work out. In particular, a foreign worker who leaves employment in Canada and goes back to his home country can’t return to Canada expecting to work in a different job on the same work permit, even if it’s still valid. In such circumstances, there may be a question of whether the foreign worker intends to return home once the work permit expires — especially if the worker makes comments raising such suspicions.

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