A Canada work permit is issued by an employer in Canada to a foreign national to work for a specified period of time.
The Canada work permit does not allow the applicant to live in Canada permanently.The applicant can take his family and they can apply for a study or work visa Canada if they wish.
How to Receive a Work Visa
Written Job Offer Letter
Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)
Open Work Permit
Open work permits can only be issued to:
- Spouses and common-law partners who are accompanying.
- Dependent children who are accompanying.
The 4 Steps To Get Canada Temporary Work Permit
What is a Canada Temporary Work Permit / Visa?
There are 2 types of Canada Temporary Work Permits
- Employer Specific Work Permit – This is the most common work permit which foreign workers apply. An Employer Specific Work Permit allows you to work in Canada for a specific employer. The temporary work visa is tied to the company you are going to work in. If you are planning to change employer, then you must apply for a new Temporary Work Visa based on the new employer.
- Open Work Permit – An Open Work Permit allows you to work for any employer in Canada for a fixed period of time. It lets you enter Canada without any job offer. It does not restrict you to just one employer. However, an Open Work Permit may restrict the type of occupation you can take up and the location in Canada where you can take it up.
The 4 Steps To Get A Canada Temporary Work Permit
- Step 1: Employer should apply for the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) Certificate (If required)
- Step 2: Employer should offer a temporary job to the foreigner (not required for Open Work Permit)
- Step 3: Foreign worker must apply for Canada Temporary Work Permit With proper documents
- Step 4: Temporary Work Permit is issued (If ESDC finds the above steps satisfactory and the documentation correct
Step 1: Employer should apply for the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) Certificate (If required)
An LMIA is not necessary to issue work permits for certain jobs and under few specific conditions – List of jobs which do not require LMIA.
The LMIA application for Quebec province is slightly different.
Step 2: Employer should offer a temporary job to the foreigner (not required for Open Work Permit)
- The genuineness of the job offer
- That the wages and working conditions are high enough to equally appeal to Canadian workers
- It is full-time employment and not seasonal
The offer letter should be a thoroughly professional document that must also include ;
- The job title
- Description of job and responsibilities
- Job requirement; Education, Work Experience, Skills, Licences etc
- Salary structure and payout details
- Employee name and address
- Address of the worker’s intended workplace
For employment in Quebec province, the job offer must be first approved by the Quebec government.
Note: If you are applying for an open work permit, then no need to provide a written job offer along with your application.
Step 3: Foreign worker must apply for Canada Temporary Work Permit With proper documents
- A valid passport
- Two photos of the applicant and accompanying family members
- Employment Contract
- Evidence of meeting the job requirements
- Proof of relationship with accompanying spouse, children
- Completed Application For Work Permit Made Outside of Canada form, if applying from outside Canada
- Completed Document Checklist
These documents need to be submitted to the Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) department.
If your job is in the province of Quebec, then you may also need to obtain the Certificat d’Acceptation du Quebec (CAQ) in order to work temporarily in Quebec.
Note: The submitted documents should be in English, French, and Spanish. If your documents are in any other language then they must be submitted along with a certified translation of the same.
Step 4: Temporary Work Permit is issued (If ESDC finds the above steps satisfactory and the documentation correct)
Factors that determine if you are eligible to apply for Canada Temporary Work Visa ;
- If you can prove you will leave Canada when you work permit expires
- Proof of adequate funds to take care of you and your family while staying in Canada
- No previous criminal record
- Good health condition and passing medical test (if required)
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Our expert group of immigration lawyers and consultants can get your Canada Work Visa Application completed and forwarded to Canada’s Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) department in no time.
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