Different methods can be approached to secure a Work Permit. And depending on the individual’s nationality, current occupation, and obtained employment, the application process may be accelerated.

Basic Information on Work in Canada

  • The official definition of ‘work’ according to the Canadian Government is: ‘Work is an activity for which remuneration is earned’ or ‘Work is an activity that competes with the activities Canadian citizens or permanent residents in the Canadian labor market’.
  • A Work Permit is to be issued for a limited number of work-related activities by mandate of Canadian immigration officials.
  • A job offer is, of course, the first and foremost condition for a Work Permit.
  • The time period of Temporary Work Permits can be extended while in Canada.
  • In a few cases, an Open Work Permit can be issued, which is non-employer specific.
  • Canadian immigration regulations allow for a Temporary Work Permit only if this employment does not, as attested by an encouraging ‘Labor Market Impact Assessment’ letter issued by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), adversely affect Canadian workers.

There you have it! The go to guide for acquiring a temporary work permit for Canada. If you have any more questions regarding the same, you can always consult an immigration lawyer or a consultant.

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