QuoteOriginally posted by: AnomanderisQuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: AnomanderisQuoteOriginally posted by: quantinenergiesQuoteOriginally posted by: creditRiskySo, how long would issuing a Canadian H1B (work visa, not perm residency) takeIt depends. Canada does it a little bit differently than USA. There is no H1b-like visa. In fact, there is no "work visa." Once you start the process you will understand. It depends on the preparation by the company. It can be as quickly as two days. However, it can take more than two month if something goes wrong. However, it must be a company who starts the process. You have to get an offer.We recently transferred a staff member to our canada office. My impression is that it takes a minimum of 18 days, regardless of how prepared you are.transferring a staff member from one country to another is usually easier than getting a visa for a fresh hireI know, hence my disagreement with the previous statement that "It can be as quickly as two days"That's why I said "it depends, it can take anything from two days to two month." Immigration system in Canada is very complex and depends on many things that OP didn't share - like country of citizenship and occupation. Btw, if you google that, there are people with "two days" from obtaining their offer letter.
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