Work Permit

Canadian Immigration Lawyer In Toronto, Ontario

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Work PErmit

Canadian Immigration Lawyer In Toronto, Ontario

Contact Us For A Free Initial Consultation!

Work Permit Canada

Are you interested in living and working in Canada?

At SP Law Office, we specialize in helping people worldwide make their dream of immigrating to Canada a reality. Our commitment is to provide individualized service and comprehensive legal advice that will help our clients have the best chance of obtaining their work permits in Canada. We are experts on immigration law and strive to stay up-to-date on any developments related to the Canadian immigration process. 

With us as your guide, you can be sure that every step of your application process is taken care of thoroughly so that there are no unnecessary delays or complications. You can trust our experienced team of lawyers to complete all necessary paperwork accurately while providing guidance and support throughout this complex process.

Contact SP Law Office 7 days a week at (416) 850-3673 for a free initial consultation about how we can help get you one step closer to achieving your goal of living and working in Canada!

There are two Types of Work permits

Open Work Permits

An open work permit allows you to work for any employer in Canada except for these exceptions:

  • An ineligible employer who has failed to comply with the conditions.
  • One who offers striptease, erotic dance or escort services.

Employer Specific Work Permits

These types of permits have the following criteria:

  • Name of employer
  • The duration of the employment allowed
  • The location of employment

Eligibility Requirements for a Canadian Work Permit

A Canadian work permit is a permission for a foreign worker to take a job within Canada. To obtain a Canadian Work Permit, several steps need to be addressed. They are as follows:

  • You must show that you will leave Canada when your work permit expires.
  • You must demonstrate that you have sufficient funds to support yourself and your family during your stay and to return home after your work permit expires.
  • You must have a clean criminal record and not pose a threat to Canada’s security.
  • Being in good health and undergoing a medical examination, if necessary, is also essential. Y
  • You cannot work for employers with an “ineligible” status or those involved in striptease, escort services or erotic massages.
  • Ensure you have all the documents the officer needs to prove that you can enter Canada.

What are the Stages of the Work Permit Process?

Stage 1: The employer must apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)

    • Elevate your chances of working in Canada by qualifying for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) – formerly known as an LMO – from Service Canada before applying for a temporary work visa. Don’t get stuck with just a tourist visa, as it won’t grant you the eligibility to work on Canadian soil.


Stage 2: The employer must extend a Temporary Job Offer

    • Canadian employers looking to hire skilled foreign workers will need to send a positive LMIA as well as a proper ‘Job Offer Letter’ which must contain the following:
      • A job title for the position
      • A description of the job
      • Requirements for the temporary position
      • Information on start and end dates
      • Specifics about the salary
      • The name and address of the employer

Rest easy knowing that Canada Service Agency will double-check the job offer for legitimacy before the Canadian immigration department grants employment authorization. Once everything’s approved, the employer can extend a temporary job offer to the future employee.


Stage 3: The foreign worker will apply for a Canadian Work Permit

    • Once the LMIA and Job Offer Letter have been secured, it’s time to apply for a Canadian Temporary Work Permit. Remember that if you plan to work in Quebec, you’ll also require a Certificat d’acceptation du Québec (CAQ). And in some cases, you’ll need to attend an interview with a visa officer to ensure that your employment won’t negatively impact Canadian employment opportunities. But if you meet all the requirements, you’ll soon find yourself with a Canada Work Permit and the opportunity to embark on an exciting new chapter in your career.


Stage 4: Upon approval, a Work Permit is issued

    • Upon arrival in Canada, a CBSA officer will issue you a Canadian Temporary Work Permit. Depending on your country of citizenship, you may also need to obtain a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) before entering Canada. Obtaining a work visa may seem lengthy, but it’s worth it to experience life and work in Canada.

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