Work Permit in Canada

Work Permit in Canada

Find out if you are qualified to get a work permit in Canada.

Canada is the top destination for Immigrants all around the world and it keeps attracting skilled workers and professionals as well as low skilled workers. As Canada is the second largest country in the world as well as it has the lowest population and lowest unemployment rate, Canada’s foreign worker requirements are growing as Canada’s economy progresses. 

Key Points

Canada is prime destination for Skilled worker, professionals and Low skilled workers around the world.
Canada issues about Half Million work permit per year.
Canadian work experience increases your chances to get PR in Canada and settle permanently.

If you are in Canada with visitors status, under Canada’s one of the public policies, you can convert your visitors status to work permit without leaving Canada.  You must need following things

Types of Work Permits

Employer specific work permit :

Employer specific work permits allow foreign workers to work with specific employer at specific location with specific positions with specific wage rate. Through this work permit candidates are not allowed to work any other job unless and until specified on their work permit.

LMIA Work Permit (High in Demand)

As discussed, Canadian employers are facing severe skilled professionals shortage which makes it difficult for employers to run their businesses. In this situation, the Government of Canada’s ESDC department steps into action.  They introduced Temporary foreign worker program to support employers who are not finding Canadians (Citizen / PR status) for their businesses, upon employers application’s positive assessment, employers are allowed to hire foreigners for their business. This assessment documents called as LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment).

To know more about LMIA , watch this video

To know more about our work permit procedure Contact us

LMIA – Exempt work permit Categories

LMIA Exemption Employer specific work permit

In following circumstances, foreign workers do not required LMIA

PNP Nominated Candidates:

If Candidates are nominated by province for their Immigration applications, then with employer’s job offer (through employer portal), Candidate can apply for Work permit without requiring LMIA

(Please also note that, if you are already nominated by province, and if your nomination mentions there are “No” Employer restrictions on your PNP nomination, then you can also apply for Bridging open work permit.

Intra Company Transferees (ICT) Work Permit (LMIA exempt – employer specific work permits)

Multi-national companies can hire their senior Managers and specialized knowledge employees to their Company’s location within Canada.

Key factors

Company must be operational in Canada as well as in foreign country.
The employee can be transfer to Canada's location in a position at the execution level, senior managerial level, or in a position requiring specialized knowledge.
Candidate must have been employed with the company for at least 1 year (full time) with the company within the previous 3 years, prior to application submission.
The intra-company category permits international companies to temporarily transfer qualified employees to Canada for the purpose of improving management effectiveness, expanding Canadian exports, and enhancing competitiveness in overseas markets.

Open Work permits -LMIA Exempt

Bridging Open Work Permit (BOWP)

This Work permit fill up the gap between your Worker status to PR status without needing another LMIA, if you meet certain conditions as follows:

If you have applied for Permanent residency under economic class
And if your application for PR at the stage of "approved in Principal" or
if you received acknowledgement of receipt (AOR) for your PR application
And your work permit is about to expire within next 4 months, or
Your work permit already been expired and you are still within 90 days of restoration period

If your situations are similar to criteria mentioned above then please contact us

Post Graduation open Work Permit (PGWP)

You may be eligible to get Post Graduation open work permit, If you graduated from designated Learning Institute by successfully completing eligible study programs. Quick Facts about PGWP

This is popular stream to get work permit without needing LMIA
Canada provides an opportunities to all of students those who successfully.completed their studies in Canada, through this program,Candidates are eligible to work for any employer at any location within Canada and at any positions
You may get study permit upto maximum of Three years.
Experience gain while working on PGWP is eligible for PR through most of the PNP stream and federal PR programs.
Most of the students have been beneficial from this program and settled in Canada Permanently.
You can get PGWP only once in lifetime.

Eligibility Criteria

International students must have meet following criteria

Completed a study program from DLI institute.
Program length should be minimum of 8 months or longer.
Candidate should have maintained full time status as a student in Canada during each semester of the studies.
Exception to above condition "if you have done part time studies in Last Semester" or "if you have taken approved leave from your studies" or " studies between March 2020 and fall semester of 2020 are exempted".
Candidate should have valid study permit within last 180 days at the time of application submission.
Candidate should have valid status or maintained status in Canada (either students status or visitors status).

If you meet above criteria, Please Contact Us for further procedure

Spouse Open Work Permit (SOWP)

You are eligible to get open work permit in Canada if 

You are a spouse of foreign skilled worker, who is maintaining valid status in Canada as worker (Teer 0, 1, 2 or 3).
You are a spouse of PGWP holder, currently working in Canada (at any skilled level job applicable) who is maintaining valid status in Canada.
You are a spouse of International student studying in eligible institute, who is marinating valid status in Canada as student.
Or if you have applied to be sponsored for PR by your spouse or partner who is currently in Canada as PR or Canadian Citizen.

If you meet above criteria, Please Contact Us for further procedure

Vulnerable Open Work Permit

Canada Welcome Immigrants and foreign workers and take responsibilities to protects them from any abusive or possible abusive situations. 

If you are in Canada.
You are in possession of Valid employer specific work permit.
Your work permit is still valid or you applied for its extension before your work permit expired.
And you are being abused or at the risk of being abused in relation to your jobin Canada.
Then you can apply for Vulnerable open work permits.

We are glad that we have helped countless vulnerable workers to get their new open work permit under this stream, and contribute our parts to protect them from any abusive situations. If you are facing similar situation at your work place, do not hesitate to contact us.

If you meet above criteria, Please Contact Us for further procedure

In the enquiry form, elect category “Vulnerable Work Permit” and you will receive our help on priority.

Convert Your Visitors Record to Work Permit

If you are in Canada with visitors status, under Canada’s one of the public policies, you can convert your visitors status to work permit without leaving Canada.  you must need following things

You should have valid visitors status in Canada
You should maintained legal status as well as you should have been in compliance with condition of your visitors record
You should have job offer in Canada with valid LMIA
You should meet requirement of job being offered
You meet minimum required English proficiency
You must have valid and acceptable Immigration Medical Examination done by panel physician

To know more, watch the following video

If you meet above criteria, Please Contact Us for further procedure

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