I am almost at the end of my 2-year International Experience Canada (IEC) work permit. I have applied for a change to Visitor Status so that I can stay in Canada a while longer. If my IEC work permit expires before I get a response then I think that I will have Implied Status. While having Implied Status, will I be allowed to continue working under the terms of my expired IEC work permit?
Quoting from CIC
- If you applied for another work permit:
You must stay in Canada and meet the conditions of your original work permit. If you applied for a work permit extension before your work permit expired, you can keep working under the same conditions as your existing permit until CIC decides on your application, even if you have applied to extend your stay under another category of temporary resident.
- If you applied for a different kind of permit:
You cannot do any of the activities allowed by the original work permit. For example, you may have come to Canada as a worker and then applied for a study permit. If so, you must stop working once your work permit expires. After that, you cannot work or study until you get a new permit.
The second part is related to your case I think which basically breaks down to this:
You can work until your work permit expires or you get the visitor permit. After that your status changes to visitor so you can't work after that. Until then you are allowed to do all the activities that are allowed in your original work permit.