Work Permit

A work permit is an official document issued by the Canadian government that allows foreign nationals to work in Canada for a specific period. It is a pathway for temporary residency in Canada.

Work Permit Eligibility for Canada

To obtain a Canadian work permit, a foreign national must meet the following requirements:

1. A job offer from a Canadian employer.
2. A positive LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment) from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) or an LMIA exemption.
3. Prove that they meet the requirements of the job offer.
4. A valid passport or travel document.
5. Pass a medical examination if required.
6. Pass a security check if required.
7. Prove that they will leave Canada at the end of their authorized stay.

Types of Canadian Work Permits

There are two types of Canadian work permits:

1. Employer-specific work permit: This type of work permit allows the foreign national to work only for the employer who has provided them with a job offer.
2. Open work permit: This type of work permit allows the foreign national to work for any employer in Canada, except for those who have failed to comply with the conditions of the Canadian work permit program.

Benefits of Canadian Work Permit

1. Work experience in Canada can enhance career opportunities.
2. Opportunity to gain Canadian work experience and improve language skills.
3. Possibility of obtaining permanent residency in Canada through the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) or other immigration programs.

Validity of Canadian Work Permit

The validity of a Canadian work permit varies depending on the type of work permit and the job offer. It can be issued for up to four years or less, depending on the job offer. A work permit can also be extended under certain conditions.

Responsibilities of Canadian Work Permit Holders

1. Follow the conditions stated on the Canadian work permit.
2. Maintain legal status while in Canada.
3. Report any changes to the Canadian government, such as a change of employer or address.
4. Leave Canada at the end of their authorized stay.
5. Respect Canadian laws and regulations.

Who needs a work permit to work in Canada?
Everyone usually needs a work permit to work in Canada.
Who doesn’t need a work permit to work in Canada?
In some cases, some people can work without a permit as follows

Athletes or coaches, Aviation accident or incident investigators, Business visitors, Civil aviation inspectors, Convention organizers, Crew members, Emergency service providers, Examiners and evaluators, Expert witnesses or investigators, Family members of foreign representatives, Foreign government officers or representatives, Health care students, Judges, referees or similar officials, Military personnel, News reporters or film and media crews, Producers or staff members working on advertisements, Performing artists, Public speakers, Religious leaders, Short-term highly-skilled workers, Short-term researchers, Students working off-campus, Students working on-campus

Application Fees

# Application Type Fee ( Canadian Dollars)
1 LMIA , Employer fee 1000
2 Work permit (including extensions) – per person 155
3 Restore your status as a worker 355
4 Work permit – per group (3 or more performing artists) 465
5 Open work permit holder 100
6 Biometrics – per person 85
7 Biometrics – per group (3 or more performing artists) 255

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