Work Permit is a written authorization to work in Canada issued by the Canadian High Commission to a person who is not a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
It is normally valid for specific period of time and for a specific job. The work permit is issued based on a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) issued by Department of Employment and Social Development confirming the particular job is in high demand in Canada.
Initially the Employer applies for a LMIA after which the Employer extends a Temporary Job Offer to the applicant. The Foreign Skilled Worker then can apply for a Work Permit at his local CIC office which is issued provided the screening process meets CIC requirements.
Basic Requirements to obtain a work permit for Canada
- The Immigration Office must be satisfied that the applicant would leave Canada upon completion of his employment in Canada.
- A submission of Police Clearance Certification if necessary
- A submission of Medical Examination report
- Submission of additional documents as required by the CIC
Foreign Workers and graduating postgraduate students in certain provinces can apply for PR under the Canadian Experience Class.
Our Canadian partners:
- Advise companies on best practices and requirement for identification, recruitment and immigration processes for bringing foreign workers to Canada.
- Develop and implement specific human resource plans with companies for the screening, interviewing, recruiting and processing of qualified immigrant workers.
- Work with companies to prepare the LMIA applications including preparing job descriptions, employment contracts, job offers and ensuring the necessary advertising is carried out by companies seeking foreign workers.