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Foreign Film and TV Workers Get 14-Day Priority Work Permit Processing

Blog posted on by Evelyn Ackah in Business Travel to Canada and Temporary Resident Visas

Foreign Film and TV Workers Get 14-Day Priority Work Permit Processing

On September 28, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced a new measure to give foreign nationals working in the film and television industry workers priority 14-day Canada work permit processing. The priority TRV processing is available to candidates applying from outside Canada the U.S., and to foreigners in the U.S. who require a Temporary Residence Visa (TRV).

TRV Priority Processing for Film Industry

According to IRCC,

An IRCC statement said: “Though COVID-19 has posed challenges, IRCC remains committed to facilitating travel and maintaining high standards of client service while protecting the health and safety of Canadians.

“As part of this commitment, workers in the film and television industry entering Canada from outside the United States, or those entering from the United States who require a TRV, are eligible for priority processing.”

Foreign film crews must follow all COVID-related rules after entering Canada including a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

Eligibility

IRCC requires that expedited TRV candidates write an exact sentence in the ‘your enquiry’ section of the online application to qualify for the expedited processing so that applications that qualify to be identified more easily:

COVID-19 FILM & TV INDUSTRY – Requesting priority processing for Film & TV Industry workers due to COVID-19.

To qualify for expedited TRV procession, film and TV foreign workers must follow all IRCC immigration application requirements :

  • Submit a work permit application online
  • Apply from outside Canada and the U.S., or apply from the U.S. and require a TRV
  • Self-identify as a film and television industry worker after submitting their work permit application by sending a request to the IRCC

Learn More:

Priority Work Permit Processing for TV and Film Workers

Don't attempt to cross the border into Canada without making sure your paperwork is in order. An experienced immigration professional can help qualified film and TV workers cross the border into Canada, and help prepare your immigration application for priority processing.

For more information and solutions for crossing borders seamlessly to live and work in Canada or the United States, contact Ackah Business Immigration Law today at (403) 452-9515 Ext. 100 or 1-800-932-1190 or email us directly.


Evelyn Ackah

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Ms. Ackah is passionate about immigration law because it focuses on people and relationships, which are at the core of her personal values. Starting her legal career as a corporate/commercial ...

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