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Canadian Work Permit

In this article, we are going to discuss about obtaining a work permit in Canada. Benefits of Canadian work permit, Eligibility criteria, process, and procedure to apply, and much more.

Benefits of Canadian Work Permit

Passport - Work Permit

Working in Canada has many benefits. Canadian labour laws ensure that workplaces have a high degree of safety and that all employers follow certain laws and regulations to ensure the well-being of their employees. Also, Canadian wages are competitive, and foreign nationals are required, by law, to be offered wages equivalent to their Canadian counterparts.

The proposed work permit will allow foreign employees working in Canada to leave an abusive employer and look for other options. It can create competitive working conditions for both foreign and domestic workers. But every job offer that a foreign worker is willing to accept, requires an approved LMIA to ensure the protection of the local labor market.

Foreigners who come to work under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program can work in the country for up to one year. With the proposed work permit foreign workers can arrive at a new job after working for another employer with only a few months left in their work permit before it expires.

Eligibility Criteria

There are specific requirements you need to meet while applying for your work permit.

But regardless of where you apply or which type of work permit you apply for, you must

  • Prove to an officer that you will leave Canada when your work permit expires
  • Show that you have enough money to take care of yourself and your family members during your stay in Canada and to return home
  • Obey the law and have no record of criminal activity
  • Not plan to work for an employer listed with the status “ineligible” on the list of employers who failed to comply with the conditions
  • Give the officer any other documents they ask for to prove you can enter the country

Process and Procedure

Applying Work Permit Canada

The process for obtaining a Canadian work permit varies greatly depending on which type of work permit a person is applying. For example, an international student studying in Canada will oftentimes be automatically issued authorization to work part-time as part of their study permit authorization.

Most closed work permit applications require that a foreign national has an official job offer from a Canadian employer which is supported by a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). Even those who are LMIA-exempt or exempt from requiring a work permit should be aware of the unique documentation they need to prepare in order to ensure they are granted entry to Canada. There are two general pathways for obtaining a Canadian work permit: a closed work permit and an open work permit.

If your work permit application is approved

You will get an approval letter that says you’re allowed to work in Canada. This letter is called the port of entry letter of introduction.

You should bring this letter with you when you travel to Canada and present it at the port of entry. This letter is not your work permit.

You will only get your work permit at the port of entry the day you arrive in Canada.

The work permit will outline

  • Type of work you can do
  • Employer you can work for
  • Where you can work
  • How long you can work

Below is the list of common jobs with average salaries in Canada (approx.)

Jobs with Average Salaries in Canada

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