See The Easiest Way To Get a Work Visa To Canada
Who Is Eligible To Work In Canada?
Most foreign nationals require a permit to be eligible to work in Canada, with some exemptions.
To apply for a work permit, most candidates will require a Canadian job offer supported by a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). There are some exceptions to this requirement, where foreign workers can apply for a work permit without an LMIA or a job offer. Examples of this include a recent graduate from a Canadian Designated Learning Institute (DLI), or the spouse of someone already on a Canadian work or study permit.
Types Of Canadian Work Permits
There are many ways of obtaining a Canadian work permit. 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 you yourself have some kind of connection to Canada (previous education, spousal sponsorship, etc.)
How To Obtain A Canadian Work Permit
The process for obtaining a Canadian work permit varies greatly depending on what sort of work permit an individual is applying for. For example, an international student studying in Canada will oftentimes be automatically issued authorization to work part-time included in their study permit authorization.
Most closed work permit applications require that a foreign national has an official job offer from a Canadian employer which is supported by a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). Even those who are LMIA-exempt or exempt from requiring a work permit should know the unique documentation they ought to prepare to guarantee they are granted entry to Canada. There are 2 general pathways for obtaining a Canadian work permit: a closed (restricted) work permit and an open work permit.
Closed work permits are tied to specific employers, which means that a foreign national issued a closed work permit must remain working using the same employer at the same location unless they change their work permit.