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Ways To Get A Canadian Work Permit


Work permit is a written authorization that allows permanent residents or non Canadian citizens to work in Canada. Although non-citizens who intend to stay or work in Canada for less than six months do not require a work permit, a work permit is required if you intend to stay and work in Canada for more than six months.

Here is a basic guide to help acquire a work permit in Canada.

Choose a Career Path

Some individuals have many talents and skills which can help them fit into numerous organizations, but it is very important to choose the target organization you want to work for, especially one that is in need of your strongest skill set.


Examine the Eligibility Requirements

When applying for a work permit, there are some requirements that you must be willing to meet.

These factors also make you more eligible to get a work permit:

  1. Individuals must show that they have enough money to support themselves during their stay in Canada.
  2. Indicate that you will be leaving Canada at the end of your work permit.
  3. Provide all the necessary documents needed by the Canadian immigration authorities.
  4. Individual should have no criminal record or association
  5. They should provide a current medical report to show that they are medically fit to work in Canada.

Choose Work Permit

Select the work permit that work be for you an learn more about the processes and requirements.

Here are the available work permit in Canada ;

Employer-Specific Work Permit

This validates an employee to work for a specific employer in a specific territory for a specific period of time.

Note: If an employee with this kind of permit is abused by their current employer, there is a law that allows them to apply for the open work permit and change their place of employment.

There are some conditions that must be met before an individual is granted an employer-specific work permit.

  1. Employees must get a labor market impact assessment
  2. The employer must follow all conditions required by IRCC.
  3. An employee must have been offered a valid offer or employment letter

Open Work Permit

Here Individuals with this work permit are allowed to work for any individual, not minding the location or time. Although this is much more flexible compared to the employer-specific, there are certain employers that have been banned from taking on employees, so ensure. that the organization offering you a job is permitted by the immigration office to do so.

Finally, you can still work in Canada as a student, which will be as a result of your studies, but on this path you are only allowed to work no more than 20 hours a week if school is in session and can only work more than or full time during specific school break periods.

Which if these Work permit works best for you?Let us know in the comments section

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