Canada Work Permit – Work in Canada
Foreign nationals wishing to work in Canada on a temporary basis usually require a work permit.
Two of the main programs through which work permits are issued are the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and the International Mobility Program (IMP).
The TFWP offers work permits for candidates with a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).
A positive LMIA confirms there is a need for a foreign worker to fill the job at hand and that no Canadian worker is available to do the job.
IMP work permits do not require a positive LMIA.
Canada issues two types of work permits, an employer-specific work permit, and an open work permit.
Employer-Specific Work Permit
An employer-specific work permit includes conditions such as:
- Name of a specific employer,
- How long a candidate can work,
- The location of a candidate’s work.
Candidates applying for an employer-specific work permit must have from their employer a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) or an offer of employment before applying.
Open Work Permit
An open work permit lets you work for any employer in Canada.
Temporary Foreign Worker Program
The TFWP is intended to help Canadian employers recruit foreign workers in response to labor market shortages.
TFWP is made up of four streams: high-skilled workers, low-skilled workers, the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program, and the Live-In Caregiver Program.
Foreign workers must have an approved job offer and a work permit before arriving in Canada under the TFWP.
Through the LMIA, IRCC works with Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to ensure foreign workers do not take jobs for which Canadian citizens or permanent residents are available.
Immigration.ca, in conjunction with our in-house recruitment enterprise SkilledWorker, frequently helps employers and job seekers in the recruitment process and in securing favorable LMIAs and applying for Canada work permits and related Canada visas.
Candidates who have a job offer in Canada and are ready to apply for a work permit should complete the following questionnaire for a free assessment.
Options for Family Members to Work in Canada
A Canadian work permit holder’s family may come with them to Canada.
All family members must complete their own application forms, but they can be submitted together.
If a family member wants to work in Canada, they will need their own Canada work permit.
For information on work permit conditions, validity, and duration,
Canadian employers wishing to hire a temporary foreign worker or candidates who have been offered a job by a Canadian employer should complete our Free Online Evaluation for an assessment of your needs.
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