Immigration history haunts work permit applicant

Immigrant denied extension of work permit because he knowingly worked without one in the past
By Sergio Karas
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 11/19/2009

Foreign worker program changing with times

Can the past immigration history of an applicant be considered a negative factor when he applies for a work permit? This is one of the questions the Federal Court of Canada had to consider in a recent case where an Austrian citizen, who had been in Canada for the majority of the last 21 years, had his request for an extension to his work permit and his wife’s visitor status refused.