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GETTING A WORK PERMIT IN CANADA
OPEN WORK PERMITS
You cannot apply directly for an open work permit to work in Canada, these types of permits, which allow you to work for any employer in Canada, are only given if you are meeting other eligibility criteria such as completing an eligible academic course in Canada or being a dependent of a student or work permit holder.
Most likely, you will have to apply for a closed Work Permit which requires a job offer in Canada supported by an LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment).
RECRUITMENT & FINDING A JOB IN CANADA
You may have reached out to us hoping that we would assist you in finding a job in Canada. Actually, our agency does not offer this service. There are many ways that you could seek a job in Canada such as: reaching out to your personal contacts, working with a reliable, licensed and trustworthy recruiter, applying for jobs online or finding out if your current employer has a location in Canada.
Here are some resources to help you find a job in Canada:
Having an employer willing to offer you a job is not enough for you to apply for a Work Permit. Your employer needs to get special permission from the government to hire a foreign worker in Canada. To do this, the employer needs to demonstrate that no one in the Canadian labour market is available for this position. This process is called a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). This is a time consuming and expensive process. Your employer needs to advertise for the position in specific websites for at least 30 days and follow certain procedures such as inviting eligible candidates to apply for the position. They must also submit their business documents and financials to the government and pay $1000. The employer also needs to fill an application form of at least 12 pages and attend a phone interview with a service Canada officer. The LMIA process overall takes 2-5 months. If approved, they will be issued a document which can be used by the worker to apply for their Work Permit.
Looking at this process, you can see that it is very demanding for the employer, who needs to be very involved in the application process and dedicate significant time and money for an employee who they do not even have experience working with yet. Even after going through the LMIA process, the employer will still have to wait for your work permit to be processed which could take 4-8 months depending on the country from which you are applying and they will have to hope that your application is strong enough to be approved before you can report to work.
For the reasons stated above, it is very difficult to find a legitimate employer or recruiter in Canada who is willing to give a genuine job offer to a foreign national.
WORK PERMIT ELIGIBILITY
Even if your employer gives you a job offer and is approved of an LMIA, this does not guarantee that you will be approved for your Work Permit. The officer needs to be satisfied that you meet the job requirements, have relevant experience, are able to speak English at a level appropriate for your position and that you will return to your home country after your Work Permit expires. If you are unable to demonstrate these things with proper documentation and sufficient explanation, your Work Permit could still be refused.
If you want to come to Canada and want to invest in yourself and your education, there are lots of benefits to studying in Canada as an international student!
Here are some of the key advantages to studying in Canada:
You can work part-time while completing your studies
Your spouse may be eligible to apply for an open work permit and your minor children can go to public school in Canada for free during your studies
Many programs offer a three-year open work permit after studies
Having a Canadian credential combined with the work experience you gain after studies will make you eligible for many Permanent Residence programs that are specifically for graduates with Canadian credentials and skilled workers in Canada
If you would like to study in Canada, we can help you every step of the way, including finding a suitable program for you so that you can take advantage of these amazing benefits!
If you would like to know more about studying in Canada, please feel free to contact us and book an appointment.
If you are receiving this communication and you already have a job offer in Canada or if you had a specific question about the Work Permit process as outlined above, please contact us right away and we will try to accommodate you at your preferred, scheduled time.
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