The employment visa is one of the most important documents you will need to know about as an immigrant. Employers look for this document when they hire you in America. It confirms your lawful status as a worker in the country, and it proves that you are eligible to work here.
On the other hand, if you do not have proof of working authorization in the United States, you can be barred from entering or leaving the country. This would obviously make life quite difficult for you!
Fortunately, our team at LegalMatch has all of the information you need to understand what kind of employee documentation is needed for job hunting in the USA. So stay tuned and read on to learn more!
Legal basics: What is an employment visa?
A non-immigrant (or temporary) visitor’s visa allows you to enter and leave the US for a specific amount of time. You must also have a passport valid for at least six months after your departure date from the U.S.
In addition to these two points, employers must confirm that you belong to the “employment eligibility requirements” category. These include things like requiring no dependents, having enough money to support yourself while living in the US, etc.
Finding employment in Canada can be tricky, even more so if you are not living here already. Even though our immigration system has resources to help you find work, most of these services are paid by employers looking to hire workers or recruiters who represent companies, not individual job seekers.
There are some things you can do as a qualified worker seeking employment that do not cost anything but time. By following the steps mentioned below, your chances of finding employment will increase tremendously!
These tips have been tested and worked for many people with various skills. Some say they’ve never searched for jobs before this article was published while others said it had helped them land their dream position. You decide if this information is helpful for you.
We hope you enjoyed reading about how to search for employment like a pro! If you would like to read similar content please visit our Jobs & Career page or take a look at our Helping Your Child Find A Job section.
The second step in getting an employment visa is providing proof that you have been offered a position and what position it is. This can be done through documents or through interviews.
It is very important to remember that employers may not always tell you everything about yourself, so do not assume that things are okay until something goes wrong.
Be careful about sharing too much information as it could put you at risk of being deported. If you feel like there has been enough time for confirmation but nothing happens, call higher ups and make arrangements to meet.
If you feel uncomfortable going into detail, don’t! Simply say that you haven’t seen anyone else yet and that you want to make sure this is the right fit before agreeing to anything.
The second part of this employment visa is to show how you’ll be able to pay for living expenses while in Canada. You will need to prove that you have enough money coming in to live comfortably, and that you won’t be spending more than what we mentioned before in our budget guidelines.
It’s important to note here that it’s not enough to say “I have lots of money” or “My parents give me plenty of money.” We can’t take risks by letting you come into Canada because you don’t understand how much money you have!
You must actually tell us how much money you have so we know if you are telling the truth. Make sure to include all sources of income in your proof, such as wages, dividends, etc.
A good way to make sure you have enough money for daily life is to ask yourself one question: “If I were to stay away from work for one week, would my family still be able to survive?” If the answer is yes, then you have proved your case.
After you are ready to apply for employment visas in Canada, you will need to pay a non-refundable visa application fee. This is typically done through online payment systems such as PayPal or Stripe. It can be up to $1,000 depending on how many jobs you have and what type of visa you are applying for.
For example, if you are looking to work under the Seasonal Agricultural Worker (SA) visa, your fees would include: Application form + service charge – $60; medical exam -$30 per person = total cost of exam $90 per person; police check-$15–total cost of check $45 per person; processing fee- $100 per person = total cost of services $355 per person
So, with a total of 4 people, that comes to about $2,000! Make sure to budget accordingly. Luckily, there are ways to get some discounts on these fees so do some research and see if there’s anything available to you.
Once your employment has been accepted, you can begin the process of getting a work visa. Getting this visa depends on two things: Your employer must first prove that they have enough money to support you while you are in Canada, and they must show that there is not already adequate employee coverage at their location.
If both of these conditions are met, then your job application will be processed quickly! Only then will you know if you’re able to start working in Canada. You should always check your accounts for proof of income (such as pay stubs) before coming to Canada so you are certain of what money you will have.
It is important to note that it may take several days or even weeks after being offered employment until you get your visa, so don’t expect to fly across the world immediately.
Being able to prove you have enough money to support yourself while living in Canada is another important part of obtaining employment here. You can bring your employer’s letter stating this, or if you already have proof then don’t worry about it, but if you don’t, you should invest in one before coming so you aren’t caught out!
Many employers also ask for a copy of your driver’s licence as well as copies of both your current and previous passports. Make sure to pack these ahead of time!
There are many ways to get these documents. Some will even scan and email them for you. But make sure to check that they are legit and won’t be fooled by someone else’s documents.
An employment visa is only valid for a specific amount of time, so it’s important to understand how long you need to be in Australia on this visa. You can typically stay in Australia for up to six months while you find work here.
If you have an extension request approved, you must give proof that you searched for work during your initial six-month period. The two most common ways to do this are by submitting an Employer Nomination Form or by including a note about looking for work in your passport.
You should look into the appropriate process before applying for the second six month visa as there may be extra documents or tests required.
If you are looking to move to Canada as a working student, then there is one very important thing that you must do before coming to Canada. This is to make sure that you have all of your employment visa documents in order.
You will need to show proof of health coverage (medical insurance), proof of income (either through pay slips or affidavits) and proof of accommodation (where you live now and where you plan to live in Canada).
These can be done either online or via fax or mail. Make sure to check with Immigration, Citizenship and Québec’s Services du Travail whether these things have been received already!
If everything has been approved, then you can proceed with applying for Canadian work visas.