Work Permit

Foreign nationals wishing to work in Canada on a temporary basis usually require a work permit.

Work Permit

LMIA-Based Work Permit: A Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is a document a Canadian employer needs to hire most types of foreign workers. A positive LMIA certifies that a foreign worker is required to fill the task at hand and that no Canadian worker is available to do so. An employer must submit an LMIA application. Once acquired, the LMIA must be provided to the candidate together with the work visa application. To work in Canada, a temporary foreign worker would often require a work permit as well as a positive LMIA. Certain jobs may not require an LMIA.

Global Skills Stream: Skilled workers may expect their Canada work permits and Canada visa applications to be processed within two weeks under the Global Talent Stream. GTS is a component of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

Open Work Permits: An open work permit enables a foreign individual to work for any Canadian employer for a set length of time. Certain open work permits may impose restrictions on the type of employment or location where the foreign national may work. An open work permit can be applied for from outside of Canada, within Canada, or at a Canadian port of entry.

International Mobility Program: The International Mobility Program grants Canadian employers to recruit foreign workers with a work permit in Canada without requiring a Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). Workers who are part of trade treaties, such as the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), and intra-company transferees are eligible for the International Mobility Program (IMP)

International Experience Canada Program: As part of the International Experience Canada Program, foreign people aged 18 to 35 from one of 36 countries can live and work in Canada. The IEC program is divided into three categories: Working Holiday, International Co-Op (Internship), and Young Professionals.


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May 14, 2023

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