You can if you have a valid visitor visa as well. The study permit should get you in the country but it won’t let you fly here. You need the visitor visa to fly here.
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You may extend your work permit if it’s still valid. If it’s expired, you will have to renew it. You will need a job offer and LMIA just like you did the first time.
Not necessarily. It depends upon which country where you are from. They will request one from you if you need it.
As long as you provide adequate documentation to show that you are the same person, it should pose no difficulty.
Unfortunately we cannot answer your question completely because the expiry date of your work permit depends upon what type of work permit it is.
This is a complicated situation. You should speak to a lawyer or an immigration consultant. They will need to know more information about your open work permit.
Normally, if you were on an open work permit and you have a valid visitor visa you should have no trouble returning to Canada. However, there is some conflicting information in your question so we have concerns about the validity of all three of your work permit, visitor visa and immigration application.
If you plan to leave Canada before your PR is granted, you need a new visitor visa. If you are not travelling outside of Canada, you should be able to stay in Canada without renewing it. However, if your PR application is rejected, you need to leave Canada immediately.
Let us try to answer your questions:
- Your suspension letter from your school should be useful if it indicates the date you will resume your studies. If it does not indicate this, you will need something else.
- It is true visitor visas are rarely granted to students. You’ll need more proofs of ties to your home country than just a letter saying you’re in school (lease/deed etc).
- Yes, it is fine that they pledge to pay for your trip. It’s normal.
- You need to include all legal names used so they can check up on you.
- It’s unlikely your name change will hinder your chances if you can show you and the other name are the same person. Always err on the side of disclosing too much rather than too little.
The only chance it will be accepted is if you convince the next officer reviewing your application that you will return to your home country. So you will have to provide evidence with your new application which you failed to include last time, which could include:
- property in your home country
- family ties in your home country
- employment prospects in your home country.
The invitation letter must be on school letter head, it must state that you are employed at this school and the terms of your employment (i.e. temporary, permanent, etc) and it must be signed by someone senior at the school, such as the principal.