Metro Ottawa reported that illegal workers arrested in Ottawa and Gatineau shopping malls were declared inadmissible to Canada and must leave Canada, the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) said.
Robert Gervais, IRB spokesperson, said full results of Thursday’s detention review would be available Friday and he could disclose information on only 22 of them.
He said most of the workers had arrived in Canada on tourist visas within the past three or four weeks, but had been working illegally at health and beauty kiosks.
Of the 22 workers, 10 women and 11 men were from Israel and were 20 to 36 years old. One woman, who was working illegally and living without status in Canada, was ordered to be deported. The others were here legally as tourists. One man from France was also working illegally. He and 20 Israelis were given exclusion orders.
Gervais explained that those given exclusion orders must present themselves to an immigration officer within the next three days and arrange to leave the country.
An exclusion order … means that these individuals cannot come back to Canada for the next year, they all indicated that they want to leave Canada.
Here Are Some Tips About Canadian Work Permits
If you plan to work in Canada, have a Job Offer in Canada, or you are an intercompany transfer applicant being transferred to your company’s Canadian office, or want to establish a new business in Canada, then you need to obtain a Canada Work Visa.
If you are interested in working in Canada it is always better to take the legal approach. To be arrested and forced to leave the country is never the best option, when there are many ways to apply for temporary work permits, as well as study permits that will allow you to study and work within Canada.
A Canada Work Visa or Canada Work Permit is a document issued by the Canadian government that allows a foreigner such as US Citizen to legally work in Canada for a temporary period of time.
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