Canada, one of the fastest growing economies, offers a lot of opportunities for high skilled workers from all around the world.
Each year, hundreds and thousands of candidates are hired on temporary basis by the Canadian organizations for a wide range of skills to fill in job positions which cannot be fulfilled by the existing Canadian workforce. Such workers must obtain a temporary work visa.
This program was instituted by Citizenship and Immigration Canada allows eligible foreign workers to work in Canada for a specific period of time.
In order to work in Canada as a temporary worker, one must be familiar the following information:-
Types of work permits:
- Open Work Permit : In case you are applying for an open work permit (OWP) visa, there is no need to submit any documents from a Canadian employer. The most common are Spousal Open Work Permit and Temporary Foreign Workers – LMIA exempt.
- Employer-specific work permit : An employer-specific work permit(commonly known as LMIA based work permit) lets you work in Canada according to the conditions on your work permit, such as the name of the specific employer you can work for, how long you can work, the location where you can work (if applicable). Before you submit your application for an employer-specific work permit, the employer who wants to hire you must complete certain steps and give you either a copy of a Labour Market Impact Assessment or an offer of employment number to include in your application.
- Bridging Work Permit : A bridging open work permit (BOWP) lets you continue working while you wait for the results of your permanent residence application. You may be eligible if you applied to one of the eligible permanent residence programs.
- Post Graduate Work Permit : The Post-Graduation Work Permit Program allows the recent graduated students from designated learning institutions (DLIs) to obtain an open work permit to gain Canadian work experience.
– You must meet the admissibility requirements to enter Canada, stay in the country and obtain a work permit.
– A work permit does not allow you to permanently reside in Canada. In order to do so, you must qualify under any immigration program as a permanent resident.
– Your dependent children, spouse or common-law partner may be eligible (Depending on your skill type NOC) to accompany you to Canada.
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