What documents do I need to intern in Canada?
I am an American citizen, and will be working at a psychology clinic for 2 months this summer. The problem is I just heard about it a few weeks ago and the Canadian immigration office has been extremely unhelpful. I really don't have time to wait for a work permit, so the office I'm working for wanted me to do a paid internship instead.
The primary purpose is for training, so I was wondering if I would qualify for the health care exemption, or should I not worry about it? Do I need a medical exam? I won't have direct patient contact even though it's a health-related position.
I have a letter from my university in the US (I will be receiving credit), I'm getting a letter from my employer, and I have my passport and drivers' license. Am I ok to just go up to the border?
- Rona LachatLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
One you can cross the border.
Medical exam is EMPLOYER requirement not immigration.
Not sure if you would qualify for "study visa" part of school training
You may require work visa or could be exempt under NAFTA rules.
This is not simple can only suggest contacting office directly and talking to human could also email office.
More than one office in the USA try another one. If this is SUMMER JOB answer would probably be NO. If part of school work experience may get a yes. Many details to explain this is not the best forum to investigate the small details
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Sorry not the best answer this is complicated. Need to do some surfing on Canadian site lots of procedures for students and medical positions. Look for your category and LEVEL of school/training.
- thinkingtimeLv 78 years ago
You;ll need a visa, below. Whether you are eligible or not for health care, there is a 3 month wait period . Get travel insurance. Care costs about the same in Canada.
You wouldn't have been eligible for immigration anyway.