Success Story: Immigrating as Chef
I have been a chef in Bangladesh for 11 years now. My brother became a permanent resident in Canada a few years ago, and I began to think about moving there myself. First, I wanted to visit to see if it was the right fit for me but I also needed to continue to work to make income. I was overwhelmed with the number of visas there were for chefs. VisaPlace helped me find the right visa and I am currently living in Canada working as a chef for the time being.
Date of Consultation: June 2018
Turnaround: 1 week
Type of Visa: Canadian Temporary Work Visa
A Bangladesh Citizen, Ahnaf, was a chef in Bangladesh for 11 years and wanted to expand his culinary experience to Canada. He has a brother who lived in Canada for 10 years, 3 of them being a permanent resident. Ahnaf didn’t want to live permanently in Canada like his brother but go to Canada for work and travel. He wanted to visit Canada first in order to find if this was the right country for him. He also was going to use his visiting time in Canada as an opportunity to interview for chef positions in Toronto.
In order to fulfill everything, Ahnaf wanted to be accomplished there were a few milestones that had to be met. First, Ahnaf needed a visitor visa to Canada for him to see if there were jobs available and if he wanted to stay in Canada to work and live. Second, if Ahnaf ended up liking Canada, VisaPlace had to help him obtain a work visa so that he could live and work in Toronto. Thankfully Canada does have many opportunities for chefs and many visas that they can apply for. There are several requirements such as speak English proficiently, have no criminal record, be able to support yourself financially and prove that you will not be a medical drain on the economy.
Bangladesh Citizens are required to apply for a Canada eTA visa to enter Canada on a short term basis (under 90 days) for general tourism, business, transit or medical purposes. It is advised that Bangladesh citizens complete their eTA application 72 hours before departure date so this was all set for Ahnaf to go to Canada for a short time visit. Once Ahnaf returned to Bangladesh after his Toronto visit, he has a job offer and decided he wanted to go to Canada to work. VisaPlace then helped Ahnaf apply for a temporary work visa for him to work in Canada as a chef.
Ahnaf was able to visit Canada to obtain a job offer and visit his brother. When Ahnaf went back to Bangladesh he was able to apply for a temporary work permit with a job offer. VisaPlace helped Ahnaf obtain a temporary work permit in 1 week! Now he is happily the head chef at well-known restaurant in downtown Toronto.
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