Canadian Work Permits.
Canada is actively seeking foreign workers and professionals to help grow its strong national workforce. Whether you are looking for permanent or temporary work in Canada, or even if you are a Canadian employer seeking to bring in skilled professionals from abroad, below you will find some valuable online resources to help accomplish your goals.
In most cases, in order to work in Canada, the foreign worker will need a work permit. However, there are a number of circumstances where you may be able to work in Canada without a work permit. In addition, there are number of other ways to work in Canada without undergoing the traditional work permit application process, including work permits granted for working holidays, post-graduate work permits or permits issued under NAFTA.
Which Canadian work solution will meet your needs?
Standard Work Permits
These work permits require the employer to obtain a Labour Market Impact Assessment as part of the process.
Certain circumstances allow for individuals to work in Canada without first obtaining a Labour Market Impact Assessment.
NAFTA Work Permits
These permits are issued under the North American Free Trade Agreement, allowing work without a Labour Market Impact Assessment.
Post-Graduation Work Permits
After graduating from a designated Canadian educational institution, international graduates may work in Canada for up to three years.
International Experience Canada
Canada has a mutual agreement with many other countries that allow a number of individuals of a certain age to work in Canada for a time.
These permits will allow a company to bring certain employees to Canada from its offices abroad. These permits do not require a LMIA.