How To Get A Canadian Work Permit
Canada – issues thousands of work permits every year to people from all corners of the world. Do you want to work in Canada? Below is a guide on how you can obtain a Canadian work permit.
Steps to get a Canadian work permit
The employer applies for a Labour Market Impact Assessment if required. Employers in Canada hire a foreign national with a positive or neutral Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). The Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) oversees the process of LMIA. Once this is granted, the foreign national can get their work permit from the federal department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
LMIA exemptions to work in Canada
- Spouses and children of foreign workers holding a Canadian work permit do not require an LMIA.
- French-speaking skilled workers who have a valid job offer in a province or territory outside of Quebec do not require an LMIA.
In this scenario, foreign workers may obtain a work permit without the need for an LMIA.
The Canadian employer provides a copy of the LMIA approval letter and a job offer letter to the foreign worker. The worker will need those documents to apply for a work permit in Canada.
A foreign worker submits an LMIA approval letter and a job offer letter to IRCC. Depending on their country of citizenship, the foreign worker may also need to obtain a temporary residence visa (TRV).
The Canadian work permit will be issued by a Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officer when the foreign worker arrives in Canada.
A Canadian Temporary Work Permit is for those foreign workers who plan on working in Canada for a finite time.
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