I am going through a process to get a work permit for Canada, and I have been advised to get police clearance certificates for all countries where I've spent more than six months in the last few years.
I have spent close to six months in Chile, total, but not in a row. I am from Brazil, so I do not need a passport nor a visa to get into Chile - I can travel there with just my brazilian ID. I did get stamps on my passport for every time I went in and out of Chile, though, because I thought it would be nice to have.
Now my advisors are saying I should get a police clearance certificate from Chile because of that.
I know how to get one. But Chile will not provide me with such a certificate because I do not have a chilean ID (called a RUT). I never needed a chilean ID because everywhere I went accepted my brazilian ID.
In order to get a Chilean ID, I would need to get a chilean visa, move there, get a job in a local company, and spend at least five months there (best case scenario), but I have seen people taking up to a year to get a chilean ID. So it does not seem feasible at all.
Can this be a problem when it comes to getting a work permit to Canada, and what can I do about it?