Success Story: Immigrating as Chef

Success Story

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.




Name: Ahnaf

Date of Consultation: June 2018

Turnaround: 1 week

Type of Visa: Canadian Temporary Work Visa


immigrate as chef



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.


Immigration Situation:

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.


Are You Interested in Immigrating to Canada?

If so, Contact VisaPlace today. All our cases are handled by competent and experienced immigration professionals who are affiliated with VisaPlace. These professionals consist of lawyers, licensed paralegals, and consultants who work for Niren and Associates an award-winning immigration firm that adheres to the highest standards of client service.

Ready for the next step? Book your 1 on 1 consultation now or call us at 1-888-317-5770.

Have a Question related to your Immigration Needs?

Click here to fill out the FREE Immigration Assessment form below and get a response within 24 hours to see if you’re eligible.

The assessment form should take approximately 5-7 minutes to complete. We will get back to you within one business day to let you know if we are able to help.

About VisaPlace Immigration News Contributor - Ella

Read more

The content and comments of this blog are not legal advise and and may not be accurate or complete. If you require legal advice, contact a licensed legal practitioner directly. If you post on this blog, you assume full responsibility for disclosing your identity to the public and VisaPlace nor its affiliates are not responsible for protecting your privacy nor your identity concerning your participation in our blog and you assume any risks in participating.

Customer Reviews

This firm is top notch! They pulled together last minute to help me prepare for my TN visa application. They were patient, helpful and impeccably professional. Everything went smoothly, came off without a hitch & I was successful in my application. Highly recommended. Thank you VisaPlace!

Travis Birchin the last week

These guys are awesome. We had an awesome opportunity to work with Lisa Inspektor who remained very patient and provided very valuable and professional input and reviews through out my Visa application process. It is because of them that I was able to visit Canada with my husband and we can't Thank Lisa and her team enough for their professional services. Highly recommended!!

Ranjana Bandralin the last week

I cannot thank VisaPlace enough for their help. I had an issue with my immigration work that I needed professional help with. The team did a stellar job in making my case and I am greatly indebted to them. I worked directly with Alicea. She was extremely professional and responsive! Even after building my case and submitting my application, she was always available to answer any questions or concerns I had for several months after. I highly recommend the team and would come back in future if I have to. Thank you!

Arjun Mishrain the last week