A permit to work in Canada is granted to a person who is not a Canadian permanent resident or a Canadian citizen. It is valid for a specific time period and specified job. It is designed for international skilled workers with a job offer from a Canadian firm. It does not guarantee lifelong Canadian stay but valid for the period of employment contract/job offer.
Why Work in Canada?
People with varied skills move to Canada for many positive reasons such as work environment, high wages, world class cities and high living standards.
High potential and competitive working conditions
Safe cities with a sense of security
High quality education
World class health care system
Renowned workers rights
How to Get a Work Visa for Canada
An individual requires a written contract or job offer from a Canadian employer.
Canadian employer requires a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) for hiring a foreign worker.
Documentary evidence is required to ensure you meet the job offer’s requirements.
Application processing time can vary from 2 months to an average of 9 months.
Types of work permits
Most people need a work permit to work in Canada. If you’re not sure if you need one, find out if you need a work permit.
There are 2 types of Canada Work Permits: open work permits and employer-specific work permits.
1 Open work permits
An open work permit allows you to work for any employer in Canada, except for an employer:
who is listed as ineligible on the list of employers who have failed to comply with the conditions or
who regularly offers striptease, erotic dance, escort services or erotic massages
2 Employer-specific work permits
An employer-specific work permit allows you to work according to the conditions on your work permit, which include:
the name of the employer you can work for
how long you can work
the location where you can work (if applicable)
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