Is there any type of working visa for Americans visiting Canada?

Specifically visiting Nova Scotia or New Brunswick.

3 Answers

  • 8 years ago
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    Tourists are tourists and workers are workers.

    The Canadian Government considers those very different things.

    Tourists can visit Canada for up to 6 months but they're prohibiting from working.

    Foreigners that want to get temporary jobs here have to apply for a Work Permit.

    But there's a ton of government regulations and requirements that have to be met to get one:

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    Foreigners that want to stay in Canada permanently have to apply to immigrate.

    There's a whole separate bunch of rules & requirements to get Permanent Resident Status.

    There's no special anything just for American citizens.

    We treat all foreigners equally when it comes to that stuff.

  • 8 years ago

    No. Americans have to apply for work permits or Permanent Residence from outside of Canada. There are no visas for an indefinite time until a backlog is cleared.

    Tourists may not work or seek work in Canada.


    Actually we don't treat all foreigners equally. There is a one year working holiday visa for citizens of the [British] Commonwealth. The US opted out of that in 1776...

  • 8 years ago


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