Work Visa

A work permit is a document that allows you to work legally in Canada in exchange for remuneration. There are two types of work permits:

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Restrictions
  • Depending on your nationality, the employer may require a Labor Market Impact Assessment (also known as a Labour Market Impact Assessment - LMIA).
  • Getting the job offer can be time consuming. It requires adapting your CV and professional documents to the Canadian format.
  • An upper-intermediate level of the language is required.
  • There are additional requirements depending on the type of permit you are applying for.
Requirements
  • The employment cannot be related to an employer who is listed as "ineligible" on the list of employers who have failed to meet the conditions.
  • Employment may not be related to an employer that offers striptease, lap dancing, escort services or erotic massages.
  • Demonstrate that you will leave Canada when your work permit expires.
  • Demonstrate that you have enough money to care for yourself and your family members for a reasonable period of time.  
  • Not represent a danger to the security of Canada.