Rakhmad Sobirov, the co-founder and managing lawyer at Sobirovs, has written an article for Tech Talent Canada, which provides options for skilled foreign workers recently laid off in Canada. These workers, who are not permanent residents or Canadian citizens, may wonder what they should do to comply with Canadian immigration laws. The options were listed as follows:
- Obtain a new employer-specific work permit.
- Switch to study permit and work part-time during studies.
- If married, the spouse becomes a student, and the worker gets an open work permit.
- Establish a new business and obtain a work permit.
- Become a partner in an existing business, and obtain a work permit.
- Apply for a Start-up Visa Program and get a work permit and permanent residence.
- If ready and eligible, apply for permanent residence through the Express Entry program and a Bridging Open Work Permit.
For expansion on the options above, please refer to the article, or contact Sobirovs, and we would be more than happy to discuss these options or other possible routes.
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