Work Permit

Canada will experience a recession in some circumstances like other countries. Moreover, the birth rate is reducing and about 9 million Canadians will be retired in the near future. So, Canada needs new immigrants. Canadian employers will face new immigrants seeking jobs and they will compete to hire skilled professionals and workers. This will result in better salaries and workplaces. Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada offers Work Permit to eligible worker to be able to legally work in Canada.

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Types of work permit

Work Permit is categorized as one the temporary residence visas and has different types. Some of them are the followings:

  • Post-graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP)

Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada offers Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) to the international students who were graduated from Canadian institutions. This program is offered to candidates who studied in Canada in higher education.

  • Open Work Permit (OWP)

Married students in Canada with valid study permit, can apply for their spouse to accompany them to Canada and work full time in Canada with a valid work permit. To apply for this visa, the applicant does not need to have any language proficiency documents.

  • Employer-specific work permit (Job offer/LMIA applications)

Canadian employers need to receive a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) to hire a foreign worker after offering a job offer to a job seeking applicant. Once the approval is received, the foreign national can apply for an employer-specific work permit.

  • Work permit as part of Business programs

The investors, business owners and entrepreneurs who plan to buy or start a business in some provinces in Canada can apply for work permit to set up their business in Canada.

 

Is Work Permit the same as Skilled Worker Program?

 

 

  1. Unfortunately, people compare Federal Skilled Worker Program with work permit.Federal Skilled Worker Program is a point-base program to obtain permanent residency in Canada.People who succeed in obtaining permanent residency of Canada through the Federal Skilled Worker Program, will be able to work, study and live in Canada permanently.However, Work permit is a temporary visa for specific duration and applicant must leave Canada after the expiry date of visa.: Research position for a certain duration mostly with a salary.

Work permit visa’s costs:

 

Immigration and citizenship Canada costs for work permit visa is 155$ and Open work permit holder fee is $100.

How long is the work permit application processing time?

 

The work permit application processing time depends on the time of application, country you are applying from, and type of work permit you are applying for.

Normally, Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada process most applications between 1-3 months. However, it might be less or more.

Reasons of Canadian work permit refusal:

There is a long list of visa refusal grounds, and it may differ from application to application. We will briefly, review some of the most common reasons here.

  • The officer is not satisfied that the applicant would leave Canada after proposed duration of stay because of ties, travel history, current employment situation, financial status, and many other reasons
  • The officer is not convinced about the work motives and reasons in Canada.

How to get a job offer in Canada and apply for work permit?

You can search for Canadian companies and apply for their job postings. The employers will review your applications and invite you to an interview.

If a Canadian employer offers you a job in Canada, they need to do their legal part and once they received required approvals and the other essential documents, you can apply for a work permit.

The most common method for finding a job is referring to public and private recruitment companies in Canada.

Some job search websites are listed below:

1- LinkedIn

2 – Job bank

3 – Workopolis

4 – Indeed

5 – Neuvoo

6 – Monster

7 – CareerBuilder

8 – Glassdoor

Some of these websites offer special services compare to others.

*Indeed, website publishes list of the most and least requested jobs in the form of a chart.

*Glassdoor, famous job search site publishes the list of the best companies in different countries which their employees have been more fortunate than others because this company have better work environment or situations.

 

In this article, we tried to review the most important aspects of immigration to Canada through work permit.

If you are planning to immigrate to Canada, and you need to make sure which program is the best for you and your family, you can simply contact VisaLine or visit our website www.visaline.ca.

The costs of studying and living in Canada:

The cost of studying in Canada depends on type of school or university, level of education and the city of your residence.

The tuition of college programs depends on the subject and duration of the program. However, programs offered in colleges are generally cost lower than university degree programs.

The cost of renting a home depends on many factors like city, area, facilities and etc. and the average is fluctuating between 800 and 2800 dollars in a month.

Most of universities in Canada have residence or dormitory and you can live in them during your study in Canada.

Some of the top-ranking Universities in Canada are:

  • University of Toronto
  • The University of British Columbia
  • McGill University
  • University of Waterloo
  • Simon Fraser University
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Calgary
  • York University
  • Queens University
  • Western University

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FAQ

What’s Work Permit?

Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada offers Work Permit to eligible worker to be able to legally work in Canada.

How apply work permit in Canada?

If a Canadian employer offers you a job in Canada, they need to do their legal part and once they received required approvals and the other essential documents, you can apply for a work permit.

Is work permit a visa?

Work permit is a temporary visa for specific duration and applicant must leave Canada after the expiry date of visa

Can work permit holder travel to Canada?

Yes, they can.

Can Work Permit holder apply for PR in Canada?

You can apply for PR, if you meet the requirements for permanent resident application in Canada.

Does Work Permit expire?

Yes, Work Permit has an expiry date and a duration.

When to renew Work Permit?

You must renew your work permit at least one month prior to its expiry date.

Who needs Work Permit?

A person who is decided to work in Canada needs Work Permit.

Why a Work Permit application can be refused?

There is a long list of visa refusal grounds, and it may differ from application to application. However, mainly the officer is not satisfied that the applicant would leave Canada after proposed duration of stay because of ties, travel history, current employment situation, financial status, and many other reasons or the officer is not convinced about the work motives and reasons in Canada.

Is Work Permit and Work Visa the same?

Yes, Work permit is a temporary visa for specific duration and applicant must leave Canada after the expiry date of visa.

Who can apply for Work Permit in Canada?

A person who meets the requirements can apply for work permit. Eligible applicants can be spouse of international students, applicants with a valid job offer, and business people as part of their business immigration program.

Does Work permits cost money?

Immigration and citizenship Canada costs for work permit visa is 155$ and Open work permit holder fee is $100.

Where to check Work permit status?

You can check your Work Permit application status on the IRCC website.

Does work permit need IELTS?

It depends on type of your Work permit and it is different based on your situation.

How work permit works in Canada?

Work permit holder are eligible to work full-time in Canada.

Where to renew a work permit?

You can apply online or on paper from inside Canada to extend your status as a worker, if you are eligible to do so.

Can I work on applied status of work permit?

Yes, most probably you can.