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Canada allows digital nomads to work on visit visa

They are allowed to seek work permit after finding a job
Students at the Bishop’s University Library Learning Commons in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. (AFP)
Students at the Bishop’s University Library Learning Commons in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. (AFP)

The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced new rules for foreigners who want to work in the country under the Digital Nomad Visa Programme, VisaGuide reported on Friday.

Foreigners have been allowed entry into Canada to work remotely as digital nomads while holding a visitor visa. Additionally, they will be permitted to obtain a work permit if they are successful in finding a Canadian employer entry.

These foreigners will only need visitor status to relocate to Canada for up to six months while they work remotely either for an international employer, being self-employed, or providing services to clients outside Canada.

The IRCC stated that the digital nomad, showing interest in finding a Canadian employer, should be counseled that he will need a work permit before starting work for such an employer.

Meanwhile, digital nomads entering Canada are also exempted from holding additional documents.

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However, the family members of digital nomads planning to work or study in Canada will need to apply for a work permit or study permit.

According to the IRCC, digital nomads are individuals eligible to work remotely from anywhere in the world.

The government department notes that digital nomads are persons who only need visitor status to relocate to this country for up to six months at a time while they work remotely.

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