Forced To Use An Agency For Exit Clearance? Yes, we know that certain countries are now trying to mandate that you use a local agency (e.g., The Philippines) to get exit clearance. Please know that Canada does not require that you use an agency to find a job. In fact, there is a strong preference that you do not. If you are a caregiver paying an agency abroad, beware: the employer’s LMIA (sponsorship application) will most likely be rejected on these grounds. Try to get hired directly and legitimately. Countries are free to make the legislation they deem necessary – but Canadian law will govern your application process and whether you get sponsored or get a work permit. If you want to get into Canada, comply with Canada (repeat that to yourself). Exit clearance doesn’t exist here – we think it’s nuts to have to get permission to leave. So, once the temporary ban on direct hire exemptions is lifted, you should be ready!Apply For Be-Your-Best Now.