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Canada Work Visa (Complete Guide)

Canada Work Visa (Complete Guide) 2

In this article we’ll look at how to apply for a Canada work visa. To work and live in Canada.

First Off What’s A Canada Work Visa Permit?

A work permit is a legal document that allows a foreign individual to work in Canada while in the country. Canada provides over half a million work licenses to temporary foreign workers around the world each year.

Many foreign nationals seeking employment possibilities flock to Canada. Working in Canada is also a great first step for individuals looking to settle permanently in the nation.


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Types of Canadian work permits

There are many different options for obtaining a Canadian work permit. Some work permits require a job offer from a Canadian employer, some require that the employer provide a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), while others require that a person has some sort of connection to Canada (previous education, spousal sponsorship, etc.)

These are the types of work permits available:


Requiring a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)

  • Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP)
  • Facilitated LMIA (Quebec)
  • Global Talent Stream

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LMIA-Exempt but requiring a job offer or employment contract

  • International Mobility Program (IMP)
  • NAFTA Work Permits
  • CETA Work Permits
  • Intra-Company Transfers

What documents are required to apply for a Canada work visa?

The documents required for a Canadian work permit will depend on the type of work permit you are applying for. Applicants may need to provide the following documents as part of their work permit application:

  • Completed application forms
  • Proof of status in Canada (if applicable)
  • Family member’s proof of status (if applicable)
  • Labour Market Impact Assessment (if applicable)
  • Written offer of employment (if applicable)
  • CV/ résumé
  • Marriage certificate (if applicable)
  • Certificat d’acceptation du Québec (CAQ) (if applicable)
  • Proof that you meet the job requirements
  • Valid copy of your passport
  • Copy of education credential
  • Medical exam results (if requested)
  • Evidence of financial means to stay in Canada and return to home country
  • Proof of payment for applicable government fees
  • Recent passport-sized photos

How much does a Canadian work permit cost?

The processing fee for a closed work permit is $155 CAD per person or $255 per person for an open work permit. If you are restoring a work permit or applying as a group of performing artists, additional fees will apply.

How to obtain a Canadian work visa permit.

The procedure for acquiring a Canadian work permit differs significantly based on the type of work permit sought. For example, as part of their study visa authorisation, a foreign student studying in Canada is sometimes granted permission to work part-time.


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The majority of closed work permit applications require a foreign national to have an official job offer from a Canadian business that is backed up by a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). Even individuals who are exempt from the LMIA or do not require a work visa should be aware of the special papers they must produce in order to be admitted to Canada.

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