There are many ways to get a Canadian work permit. Students or spouses/partners of students may get an open work permit in Canada as well. “Open” means that you can work for any employer in Canada. Most Canadian work permit applications are tied to a specific employer and position.
If my employers is transferring me to work in Canada, do I need a work visa?
For people who are being transferred to Canada by their employer there are are several international agreements that permit work permits or special exemptions that allow workers to work without a work permit.
Does everyone need a Canadian work permit to work in Canada?
Some people do not need work permits if they have specific, unusual jobs or if they qualify for exemptions.
What is the process of the Labour Market Impact Assessment in regards to my Canadian work permit application?
But for most people who are in Canada, they need to get government approval to take the job. This is called a Labour Market Impact Assessment. The employer applies for it and the employer is required to show that the worker would not be taking a job from a Canadian. The employer needs to advertise the job for at least one month and then they can apply. The employer is required to pay $1000 for the LMIA unless the LMIA is to support someone who is already in the Express Entry system.
Are Labour Market Impact Assessments an easy way to be approved for a Canadian work visa?
LMIA’s are usually not easy to get approved. A lot depends on the Labour Market and the job requirements. However, if there is a shortage of Canadian workers, then they can get approved within 2 weeks.
What are other successful ways to gain a Canadian work permit?
There are many avenues to a Canadian work permit that you may not be aware of. Touch base with Canadian immigration lawyer, Ian Goldman, by setting up an appointment through the email contact form on the right side of this page. Feel free to call to 1-604-696-1600 to speak to an immigration lawyer right away about the Canadian work permit process.