How to apply for a Canadian Work Permit- Simplified

How to Effectively Apply for a Canadian Work Permit

Are you wondering how you can apply for a work permit in Canada in 2021? In this article you will find the right information to focus on and how to understand the application process more simply.

An Outline of the Application Process

It is important to understand how the whole process looks like as a whole; this will help you understand how to move forward and to always keep in check where you are in your application process.

When you should apply

It is important to think about WHEN you should apply. You should apply as soon as you have:

a written job offer or employment contract and your LMIA decision letter that your employer received from ESDC.

If you do not need an LMIA, you may apply when you get your Offer of employment number from the employer.

Understand the two different types of work permits

There are two different types of work permits such as:

The Employer-Specific Work Permit and The Open Work Permit
Eligibility and Application requirements

The application process and your eligibility varies depending where you apply from. If you apply outside of Canada, you need to consider different variables and if you apply in Canada you are also required to provide different information.

Employer-Specific Work Permit and the Open Work Permit

You will be applying for one of the two work permits. The Specific Work permit and the Open Work Permit differ from each other. It’s important to understand which one will work best for you.

The Employer-Specific Work Permit

lets you work in Canada according to the conditions on your work permit, such as:

  • the name of the specific employer you can work for
  • how long you can work
  • the location where you can work (if applicable)

Before you submit your application for an employer-specific work permit, the employer who wants to hire you must complete certain steps and give you either a copy of a Labour Market Impact Assessment or an offer of employment number to include in your application.

The Open Work Permit

allows individuals to come work in Canada without first having a specific jov offer.You also don’t need to include the LMIA which is the Labour Market Impact Assessemtn or proof of an offer of employment.

Lets you work for any employer in Canada, except for one that:

  • is listed as ineligible on the list of employers who have failed to comply with the conditions or
  • regularly offers striptease, erotic dance, escort services, or erotic massage

Two types of open work permits

unrestricted and restricted

unrestricted allows foreign nationals to work in any occupation in any location

restricted means when the occupation or the location is restricted

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Are you Eligible to Apply?

There is a lot to consider when discovering whether you are eligible to apply for a work permit or not. You can find out more in detail if you are eligible by going through an evaluation by our consultants.

Here are some variables to consider when thinking about eligibility.

Dependent family members of said permanent residence applicants

Spouses/common-law partners of certain workers or international students

Refugees, refugee claimants whose cases have not yet been heard or decided upon,

protected persons, and their relatives.

Some temporary residents

Some young workers who are participants in special programs, such as working holiday

How to Apply for the Work Permit?

This part is not the easiest part of the whole process. However, it is possible and we assure you we are here to guide you every step of the way. Below you will find a few factors to consider while applying.

Do you want to apply for a Canadian Work Permit?

The first action you can take is to:

1. Visit out website
2. Contact us for further guidance and instruction

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