Work Permit

Foreign national requires Work Permit to work in Canada. Canadian employer wishing to employ a foreign worker in Canada must obtain LMIA Labor Market Impact Assessment from ESDC Employment and Social Development Canada.

Employers must demonstrate that by employing a foreign worker will not have any negative impact on the Canadian Labor market.

There are number of LMIA exempt work permits which allow a Canadian employer to hire a Foreign national without obtaining LMIA. These are part of Foreign Trade Agreements such as (NAFTA) North American Free Trade Agreement.

Programs like Working Holiday, Post-graduation work permit and Spousal open work permit are exempt from the LMIA requirements.

Types of Work Permits

LMIA based work permits

These work permits require the employer to obtain a Labour Market Impact Assessment as part of the process.

LMIA exemptions

Certain circumstances allow individuals to work in Canada without first obtaining a Labor Market Impact Assessment.

NAFTA Work permits

These permits are issued under the North American Free Trade Agreement, allowing the worker work without a LMIA.

Intra-Company Transfers

These permits will allow a company to bring certain employees to Canada from its offices abroad without a LMIA.

Business Visitors

In many cases, visitors may work in Canada without work permit, as long as they don’t enter Canada’s labour market.

Post-Graduation Work permits

After graduating from a designated institution, international graduates may work in Canada for up to three years.

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