Work Permit

Applications to work in Canada if you are from a foreign country

Work Permit

Canada Work Permit

Work Permits

As a foreign national, you will require a work permit before working in Canada, with a few exceptions. There are different options for obtaining a Canadian work permit. Some work permits require a job offer from a Canadian employer, some require that the employer provide a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), while others require that a person has a connection to Canada (previous education, spousal sponsorship, etc.).

Programs for Skilled Workers, Skilled Trades, Students and Entrepreneurs

Canadian immigration programs prioritize immigrants who have experience in occupations that are in-demand in Canada and prefer immigrants who will likely remain in Canada after obtaining a permanent residence.

Canada views international students, health care, information technology professionals and entrepreneurs as ideal applicants. To retain international graduates and business professionals, there are several Provincial Nominee Programs offered to international graduates and entrepreneurs across Canada.

As with most economic immigration programs, young applicants who possess strong language skills, high levels of education, and skilled work experience are better suited to succeed.

Please contact us in order to determine which immigration programs are most relevant for your situation.

Process Overview

1: Employer applies for Labour Market Impact Assessment

2: Employer extends Temporary Job Offer

3: Foreign Worker applies for Work Permit

4: Work Permit is issued


General Eligibility Requirements

  • Prove to an officer that you will leave Canada when your work permit expires
  • Show that you have enough money to take care of yourself and your family members during your stay in Canada and to return home
  • Obey the law and have no record of criminal activity (we may ask you to give us a police clearance certificate)
  • Not be a danger to Canada’s security
  • Be in good health and have a medical exam, if needed,

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Let’s discuss the details

Schedule a meeting at one of our offices or online. A lawyer will analyze the situation, calculate the cost and help you find a solution based on your goals.