For many people, work permits are the first thing they learn about life in Canada. These permits bring many fantastic employment opportunities for talents worldwide who want to work in Canada.
Every year, Canada issues around half a million work permits to temporary foreign workers.
However, there are over 100 different work permit options for new employees, and getting around these expansive varieties of options is not easy. This was the main reason we wanted to clarify possible options and make this process easier for you.
We have worked with workers from many countries for years, helping them meet new opportunities. So if you’re interested in working in Canada and want to know more about work permits, keep reading and learn more.
Types of Canadian Work Permit
As we mentioned, many options exist for obtaining a Canadian work permit. Some of them require a job offer from a Canadian employer. In contrast, others require an employer to provide Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). And the third group of permits requires that a person has some connection to Canada, like previous education or spousal sponsorship. Now, let’s go through each group and name permits under each of them.
Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) required:
Job offer or contract required:
Open Work Permits (no job offer or LMIA required):
If you need more information about any of these categories of work permits, feel free to contact us and book an online appointment. Our principal lawyer Berta Biscevic has many years of experience in Canadian immigration law. She has helped many foreign workers to get their work permits and to start working in Canada.