Foreign workers need a Work Permit to work in Canada on a temporary basis and issued to eligible individuals to work in that country for a specific time period. Canada is a best destination for individuals looking for working opportunities.
Types of work permits
Employer or Industry-specific Work Permit
It allows candidates to work in Canada as per following conditions
In this work permit employer has to follow a process to get an approved LMIA.
Open Work Permit
This permit is not job-specific and allows you to work for an eligible employer in Canada. An Open Work Permit does not demand an offer of employment or a LMIA from the applicant.
Following programs of open Work Permit category:
- Temporary Work Permit for spouses and partners
- Post-graduation Work Permit
- Temporary Resident Permit
- World Youth Program Permit
- Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program Spouse Permit
- Regular Open Work Permit
- Bridging Open Work Permit
Who can apply for a Work Permit?
- If you have a valid temporary resident permit or tourist visa.
- Currently studying in Canada.
- If you have a dependent child, spouse or common-law partner to support financially.
- Candidate who has applied for permanent residence.
- Passed H&C application successfully.
- Temporary residence permit which is valid for at least 6 months.
LMIA ( Labor Market Impact Assessment
LMIA is a document that an employer need to get before hiring the foreign worker in Canada. A positive LMIA is also called a confirmation letter and once employer gets the LMIA , worker can apply for wok permit.
Requirements to apply for work permit
- Job offer letter
- Copy of the LMIA
- LMIA number
A negative LMIA indicates that specific position needs to be filled with a permanent Canadian citizen.
An employer may submit an LMIA application 6-months prior to start date for the position. LMIA application procedures may vary on the wages. Employers should consult wages of their province to meet additional criteria.
There are specialized streams for employers for LMIA
Applications must include following evidence to meet the criteria.
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Post-graduation work permit
Post-graduation work permits are exempt from LMIA and with a post-graduation work permit a graduate can do below-mentioned work
A post-graduation work permit issued based on the study program length minimum of 8 months and maximum of 3 years. Foreign students can apply for PGWP (Post Graduate Work Permit) after completion the post-graduation education. These permits designed to grant foreign students the freedom to work with any of their preferred employers and a LMIA is not required for successful candidates to work under this category.
Various stream for permanent Canadian residence through Post Graduate Work Permit:
- Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
- Federal Skilled Trades (FST)
- Federal Skilled Worker (FSW)
- Provincial Nomination Programs (PNPs)
- Quebec Immigration Programs
Eligibility Criteria for post-graduation work permit
- Foreign national who have completed studied at least 8 months (full-time program in Canada)
- Age 18 years
- Apply for permit within 180 days of completing study.
If a student’s study visa has been expired, he or she must apply for a visitor status before applying for Work Permit. We are experienced company and helped many candidates through our valuable immigration services. We have experts that plan the immigration strategy according to your requirements.
The caregiver provides care to other person whereas a nanny is a professional childcare provider. If an employer wants to hire a foreign in-home caregiver who is living in Canada, They can apply for following programs:
Live-in Caregiver Program
You can only hire a caregiver if you have found a caregiver who already has a work permit in the Live-in Caregiver Program and approved (LMIA) that shows the caregiver has agreed to live in your home
Home Child Care Provider & Home Support Worker Pilots
Home Support Worker pilots provide in-home caregivers with the opportunity to become a permanent resident once they have 2 years of work experience in Canada.
Temporary Foreign Worker Program
In this program if family unable to find any Canadian citizen as a caregiver. They can hire a foreign Caregiver through temporary Foreign Worker Program.