Work Permits

Work permits are generally required for foreign workers who wish to enter Canada to work on a temporary basis and ease skill shortages in Canada.

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Work permits are generally required for foreign workers who wish to enter Canada to work on a temporary basis and ease skill shortages in Canada.

If you are currently residing in a country outside of Canada and are wishing to apply for a work permit, there are several mandatory documents that you must have ready for submission.  In most cases, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (“CIC”) will require that your work permit application include what is called a Labour Market Impact Assessment (“LMIA”).  The LMIA is a document that your prospective employer will receive from the government once they are satisfied that no Canadian or permanent resident was available to take the position (see LMIA above).

If you are currently residing in Canada or applying from abroad and wish to apply for a work permit, you will have to satisfy all of the conditions for an individual applying for a work permit outside of Canada.  Generally, these requirements are to submit proof that you hold the necessary qualifications and experience for the work you intend to complete in Canada, you wish to come to Canada on a temporary basis, and that your employment offer is valid and genuine.  In some cases, CIC may also require you to also complete and pass medical and/or criminal checks before they approve a work permit.

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