Jamaican-born man has work permit reinstated, plans to in Canada stay for now

Rayner, seen in a CBC story from 2011, was known for his singing and dancing when he worked at Tim Hortons in the Aquarena in St. John’s. (CBC)


Machel Rayner, the Jamaican-born man who feared having to leave his adopted country of Canada, has had his work permit reinstated by the Newfoundland and Labrador government. 

Rayner, 31, received tremendous support after a CBC News story aired Thursday morning on his plight to stay in the province.

By late Thursday afternoon, Rayner received word that his work permit had been reopened, allowing him to stay and work in the province until an appeals hearing in January.

His appeal, however, could still be denied, but the move by provincial officials allows him to continue to make money for him…

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