Canada is a prime destination for many foreign nationals seeking employment opportunities. By applying for a Canadian Work Permit, you could enjoy professional growth and development, a high standard of workplace safety, and competitive wages. Working in Canada on a work permit also opens the door to permanent residency.
This work permit allows the candidate to work for any employer. The employee can work for any employer in Canada. The only exception is that you cannot work for a company that does not comply with labour requirements.
The intra-company transfer is a great opportunity for international workers to move to Canada. If you work for a company that has a branch, subsidiary, parent company or affiliate in Canada, you can apply for a Canadian work permit through the Intra-company transfer program.
This program allows Canadian employers to hire foreign nationals to work temporarily in Canada. This Canada work permit is managed by IRCC (Immigration Refugees Citizenship Canada) and ESDC (Employment Social Development Canada). Canadian employers can recruit skilled workers through streams, such as high wage workers, low wage workers, global talent stream, foreign agricultural workers, in-home caregivers, and foreign academics.
Through this work permit, you can get a work permit and work for a specific employer. The employer can hire you only when it has obtained a positive LMIA. Visit our LMIA Page to know more.
You can apply for this program if your country of citizenship has an agreement with Canada that allows you to apply for an IEC work permit or you may be able to use a recognized organization (RO). Young professionals who have a job offer in Canada and are willing to work for the same employer in the same location during their stay in Canada can apply for IEC. Students who you have a job offer for a work placement or internship in Canada can also apply.
Global Talent Stream work permit is a perfect opportunity for skilled workers working in occupations such as computer programming, information system analysis, and software engineering. This is the fastest immigration pathway for eligible workers seeking a new career and life in Canada.
Dastur Immigration Services is here to help you fulfill your dream to work and settle in Canada. We will assist you with all types of work permit applications with value-added services. Complete our self-assessment form or contact us to get started.
Foreign workers may seek employment in Canada without a work permit if they work in the following jobs: Business Visitor, Foreign Representatives and Their Family Members, Military Personnel, Foreign Government Officers, On-Campus Work, Performing Artists, Athletes and Team Members, News Reporters and Media Crews, Public Speakers, Convention Organizers, Clergy, Judges, Referees and Similar Officials, Examiners and Evaluators, Expert Witnesses or Investigators, Health Care Students, Civil Aviation Inspectors, Aviation Accident or Incident Inspectors, Emergency Service Providers, Implied Status Off-Campus Work, and Farm Work.
A Canadian work permit holder’s family member willing to work in Canada must complete their own application forms and need their own Canada work permit. Sometimes, spouses or common-law partners are eligible for an open work permit. If the work permit holder has children and they would like to study in Canada, they need a study permit.
The work permit application process varies depending on which permit you choose. If you need help figuring out the best work permit and understanding the application, simply contact us and a member of our team will assist you.
There are work permits in Canada that don’t require job offers or LMIA. They are Post-Graduation Work Permits (PGWP), Spousal Sponsorship from Inside of Canada, International Experience Canada (IEC), Bridging Open Work Permit (BOWP), and Spouse Accompanying International Student.