If a “foreign professional” worker’s job is terminated before the end of the contract, whether through quitting or getting fired, I know at some point afterword the work permit and then the ARC becomes canceled. I think it’s possible to get an extension to the ARC after a work permit has been canceled. If that happened, how would it affect someone planning to apply for an APRC? Would the break in the period of work mean they would have to start over? Or is the APRC qualification based on the term of holding the ARC?
I understand being unemployed for 6 months might also affect the income qualification, but let’s say that wasn’t an issue. I’m just interested in finding out if a worker would need to start the 5 year wait over.
Second issue, if a worker changed from working in an education job, where the work permit is issued by the Department of Education, to one in corporate management or other white-collar work, would that affect the 5 year wait period?
I’m thinking the ARC-holder would be fine as long as they continued to hold the same ARC, but I’d like to hear the experience of others.