About Canada Work Permit
As one of the world’s leading economies, Canada is a great destination for individuals seeking to ehnace their professional career while working abroad. Typically, obtaining a Canadian work permit is a two-step process. In most cases, the first step towards obtaining a Canadian work permit is to apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). After a positive LMIA has been issued, the applicant can apply for a Canadian work permit on that basis. Work permits in Canada are employer specific, unless a worker has an open work permit. If a worker wants to change employers, they must obtain a new Work Permit before performing another job in Canada.
Canada Work Permit, or a Work Visa, is issued to eligible overseas individuals to work in that country for a specific employer. One need to apply for a work permit only after getting a job offer or an employment contract from a Canadian employer. The employer must obtain an LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment) from ESDC (Employment and Social Development Canada). It gives them permission to recruit foreign skilled workers for occupations that cannot be filled in by citizens or permanent residents of Canada. One must meet following basic requirements to apply for a Canadian work permit.
- A valid travel document, like a passport
- A positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) letter
- No criminal or immigration-related convictions
- Previous educational background.
- English language proficiency.
- Ties to home country such as a job, home or family etc.
- Have enough money to support your study and stay in Canada
List of Documents
Please note that depending on an individual's profile, an immigration officer may ask him/her for a medical exam, a police clearance certificate, or an interview. Our team of work permit experts has more than 10 years experience in assisting international workers to get Canada work permits.