Canada Welcomes Skilled Workers
Canada work permits, also known as work visas, grant overseas residents the right to employment in the country. Once you obtain this visa, you will be allowed to work in Canada. The work permit in Canada is granted on the base of the applicant's job offer for a specific occupation and employer. A positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) has to be acquired by the employer prior to offering foreign nationals employment in Canada. A copy of the LMIA and its number should support your application.
Canadian work permits usually take no longer than a week to be processed. However, the process mainly depends on whether you have all the required documents available. Delays are usually caused by the lack of a job offer from a Canadian employer, or a medical examination. The workload of the particular migration office should also be taken into consideration. Visa First has been through the process hundreds of times, so our migration agents know how to handle your application so that it’s processed in the fastest possible time.
Work Permit Duration & Extension
Canadian work permits are not time restricted. The migration authorities determine your visa duration depending on the nature of your occupation. If you fall into a category which allows extension, it can be granted to you while in the country. However, some work permits have limited duration.
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Canada Work Permit Requirements
To acquire a Canadian work visa you will be required to present the following:
- A current job offer (letter of employment) from a Canadian employer in an eligible occupation.
- Proof of previous experience on a similar job position. Qualifications, certificates, or relevant education will boost your chances.
- Showing clear intention to leave the country after your employment contract expires.
- Evidence you have enough funds to support yourself in Canada.
- A police certificate for a clear criminal record.
- A medical examination to prove good health.
You will also be examined as to whether you possess a threat to the security of the country - have you underwent some kind of military training, experience with weapons, etc.
Visa First has processed over 20,000 Canadian visas during the last year and knows the right way for your application to be successful. Contact us using the application form or call us on the relevant phone number.
Frequently Asked Questions
When should I apply?
What documents do I need to provide to apply for a work permit?
- Proof of identity
- Proof of employment in Canada including your job offer
- Proof that you meet the requirements of the job including educational / training / work experience requirements.
What is a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)?
I am not a citizen of the country in which I am applying; do I have to travel to my place of residence to apply?
Will I need a medical exam for a Canadian Work Permit?
You will be required to complete a medical exam if your job involves working in the health services, child care, primary or secondary education.
Medicals may also be requested depending on where you lived in the past 12 months.
Finally, medicals may also be requested for those who want to work in Agriculture in Canada.
Please note that a medical exam may add over three months to the processing of your application.
What does the work permit allow me to do?
Can I change employer?
Can my spouse/common-law partner and dependent children travel with me to Canada?
Can my spouse/ common-law partner work in Canada?
What is a common-law partner for Canadian immigration?
What is a dependent for Canadian Immigration?
May I leave and re-enter Canada on the Canadian Work Permit?
Do I have to use an agent to lodge my Canadian work permit?
It is always advisable to use an authorised representative who is a member of CSIC. All files lodged by visafirst.com are through an authorised agent.
If a file is lodged with incorrect details fees are not refunded by Canadian Immigration so it is important that a correct file is lodged initially. Visafirst.com guarantees to have a correct file lodgement for you.
Do I need to be outside of Canada to apply for a work permit?
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