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UNDERSTANDING

cANADA WORK VISA

Working in Canada can be an exciting prospect. The key to a successful application process is ensuring that you are working with professionals that fully understand the immigration process. 

A Work Permit granted for a specific job in Canada will be tied to that job. Consequently, an employee may only work for the employer specified on his or her Work Permit. If he or she finds different employment and does not yet have permanent resident status, he or she must apply for and receive a new Work Permit before performing another job in Canada. We can help you achieve your immigration objectives.

  • For Canadian immigration purposes, “work” is defined as an activity for which remuneration is earned or as an activity that competes directly with activities of Canadian citizens or permanent residents in the Canadian labour market.
  • Canadian immigration authorities require a Work Permit to be issued for a limited number of work-related activities in Canada.
  • A job offer from a Canadian employer is usually a prerequisite to receiving a Canadian Work Permit.
  • In some instances, Canadian immigration regulations allow for Open Work Permits, which are not employer-specific.
  • Work Permits are always temporary in nature, but can often be extended from inside Canada.
  • Normally, Work Permits will only be granted by Canadian immigration authorities if supported by a positive “Labour Market Impact Assessment” (LMIA) letter issued by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), indicating that the proposed employment will not adversely affect Canadian workers.

types of work visas

temporary work visa

open work permits

employer- specific work permits

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1111 Finch Ave. W., Suite 300 Toronto, ON M3J 2E5

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820 Markham Rd., Unit 3 Scarborough, ON M1H 2Y2