Work Permit in Canada

Over 150000 people apply for work permit in Canada every year, what makes the application for work permit a crucial step towards employment. Both for foreign employees and employers alike, it is essential to pass through the appropriate pathways landing a temporary post with a work permit in Canada. Correspondingly, applying for work permit is a requirement for many temporary employees in Canada.

If you are interested in how to get a work permit in Canada, we will assist you with applying for work permit and being eligible to start your employment. Nevertheless, there exist several situations where workers can acquire employment in Canada devoid of a work permit. In other words, in some cases an employee does not need to get a work permit. Moreover, there exist numerous channels of working in Canada without lengthy paper-work procedures. The pathways include work permits accorded for post-graduates, working holidays, and as well as permits provided under international treaties.

How to apply for work permit in Canada

I have a job offer from Canadian company.
If you have received a valid job offer from a Canadian organization and uncertain of the procedures, we are happy to assist you with applying for work permit in Canada. Our licensed immigration consultants will effectively handle the process fast and transparent, providing you with an overview of the requirements, documents and application processing.

I am an employer hiring foreigners in Canada.
Regardless of the employee’s current location and nationality, Canworldvisa Consulting will take you through appropriate procedures to bring your employees to Canada. We have in-house experts who will review your business requirements as well as alternatives, which are accessible for bringing employees to Canada. Relying on your requirements, you may want to submit an application to the Labour Market Impact Assessment. In addition, we have certain programs that address your needs on an advanced level through an exclusion, such as Intra-Company Transfer program.

Benefits of having a work permit in Canada

Besides Canadian high-degree of safety, laws and regulations ensuring the well being of Canadian employees, and competitive wages for foreign workers, working in Canada also enables the spouse and children of workers to accompany them. 

For those interested in immigrating to Canada permanently, gaining Canadian work experience a foreign national may increase their eligibility for a number of Canadian permanent residency programs. Canadian work experience gives a significant value to the following programs: 

  • Express Entry
    • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
    • Federal Skilled Worker (FSW)
    • Federal Skilled Trades (FST)
    • Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs)

Types of Canadian work permits

There are several options to get a work permit in Canada. Some work permits require a job offer from a Canadian employer, some require that the employer provide a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), while others require that a person has some sort of connection to Canada (previous education, spousal sponsorship, etc.).

  1. Open Work Permits: Open work permit is for foreign spouses and common-law partners of temporary foreign workers and foreign students, who want to work in Canada. This type of work permit is also available through the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program for international students.
  2. Spousal Sponsorship from Inside of Canada
  3. Spouse Accompanying International Student
  4. Bridging Open Work Permit (BOWP)
  5. International Experience Canada (IEC)
  6. Post-Graduation Work Permits (PGWP)
  7. Work Without A Work Permit