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XXXXis a Norwegian Company who has gained

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XXXX is a Norwegian Company who has gained a contract with Statoil. The company will send out a rigcrew who shall work shifts for Statoil from June till December this year on the rig West Hercules, owned by Seadrill. All members of the crew are Norwegian Citizens, and XXXXwill pay their wages. Do we need to apply for a visa or a work permit?

Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Canada Law
Expert:  Legal Ease replied 2 years ago.
Are you saying the same crew will be here for all these months?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

The rigcrew consist of 5 persons. 2-3 persons work together for a periode of max. 14 days,and then another crew will take over, meaning a usual offshore scedule.

Expert:  Legal Ease replied 2 years ago.
Do the crews leave the country after the 14 days or are they just off for a couple of days break?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

They leave the country and will return to Norway.

Expert:  Legal Ease replied 2 years ago.
Then a work permit is not needed.

These crew members are not entering into our workforce. Rather they are working for a foreign company.

They are considered to be business visitors. You can read about business visitors here:

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/business.asp
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thanks!

The website you mention says that we need to prove that we have enough money for our stay. What sort of proof do they mean?

Expert:  Legal Ease replied 2 years ago.
As the employer is paying the crew and likely the accommodations and food etc then the crew can show money in the bank and the employer can provide a financial statement.
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