Visa Categories Work Permits

For people who want to work in Canada on a temporary basis.

A work permit for Canada can only be obtained if you have an offer of employment from a Canadian employer. Canada seeks to attract temporary skilled workers to fill positions that Canadian employers are currently having difficulty filling with Canadian Permanent Resident or Citizens.

A Canadian work permit is issued on a temporary basis only and on the condition that you work for the specific employer who is sponsoring you. This is further to obtaining confirmation that, by employing the foreign worker, it will not have a negative effect on Canada’s labour market. To satisfy this requirement, the employer must make an application for a Labour Market Opinion (LMO) to Service Canada.

Once the LMO has been obtained, an application can be made for a Work permit.

Your work permit will confirm the terms and conditions of your stay and work in Canada. These will include your job title, name of your employer, and the length of time that you can work in Canada. Your spouse will be eligible for an open work permit and your children can attend primary and secondary school.

For a full assessment of your eligibility, pleaseclick here.

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