I know there are lots of topics about this but all the cases seem to be a little different. I have been here on a 9 month contract which is coming to an end–as is the ARC. Both finish on December 31. The employer is saying they think they will need me again but they need government approval. They advise me to go for a month and come back in February when they will have approval. However, it would give me more options if I could simply extend the present ARC for 6 months and say I am looking for another job. Then if another job comes up it’s fine and if this one comes through in February it’s fine too.
I have read about people who resign and then extend their ARC for 6 months. Is it just as easy to do that if the contract is expiring? If so, when should I look to extend if it expires December 31? I assume the extension gives the right to freely travel out and come back during that time. Or maybe not or there is a special procedure?
Any up to date advice/information appreciated.