Conditions for Work Permit
“Every year thousand of foreign skilled workers come to work in Canada on Temporary Work Permits. Canadian work permit makes provision for working in Canada without the need to undergo a Point -Based Assessment. In order to work in Canada on a temporary basis, foreign skilled workers must have an employment offer from a Canadian employer and be granted a Labour Market Impact Assessment by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).”
How to Get a Work Visa for Canada
- In most cases, you will need a written job offer or contract of employment from your employer in Canada before you apply for a work permit.
- Your employer may need to get a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) to hire you. This is a document from the Government of Canada that gives your employer permission to hire a foreign worker.
- You will also need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements of the job offer.
- If you are applying for an open work permit, you do not need to provide a written job offer with your application.
- Open work permits can only be issued to:
- accompanying spouses and common-law partners in certain cases,
- accompanying dependent children in certain cases.
- participants in International Experience Canada (working holiday).
- Some jobs do not require a work permit. If you are a citizen of a country that requires a temporary resident visa to enter Canada, you will need to apply for a visa if you do not need a work permit.