If applying online, follow the steps below to make sure you have what it takes in order to properly file your online Application for Work Permit to CIC

  1. Online applications (to CIC) require uploading photos of your documents
  2. Online applications (to CIC) also require valid processing fee payment by credit/debit card
  3. You will need to regularly check your e-mail address (and spam folders) to make sure you don’t miss any routine or important announcements from CIC regarding the status and processing of your Electronic (ONLINE) Application

Paper (offline) Application Instructions & Requirements

  • A copy of the “Labour Market Impact Assessment” (LMIA) -formerly: LMO that your Canadian Employer Received from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.
  • A copy of your Job Offer
  • If no copy of Job Offer is provided, a slip containing the ID that your Canadian Employer received when they applied for Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)
  • Proof of your Education (Credentials + Transcripts)
  • Proof of valid, paid, work experience

Next Up: Completing your Work Permit Application

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