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Apply for Canada Work Visa

A Canada work permit allows foreign employees to work legally in Canada for a specified period. There are various types of work permits available, depending on factors such as the duration of work, the nature of the job, and the applicant's eligibility criteria. It is issued to those candidates who meet the eligibility requirements of the Canadian government,

Types of Work Permits:

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Canada Work Visa

Eligibility Criteria 

Eligibility criteria can vary depending on the type of work permit you're applying for. Common factors include job offer, LMIA requirement, skill level of the job, educational qualifications, language proficiency, and more.

Application Process:

The application process includes submitting required forms, documents, and fees. Some work permit categories might require applicants to undergo medical examinations and provide biometric information.

Processing Times:

Processing times for work permit applications can vary based on factors such as the applicant's home country and the type of permit being applied for.

Duration of Work Permits:

The duration of a work permit can vary. Some work permits are issued for a specific period, while others might be tied to the length of the job offer or specific program.

Work Permit Extensions:

In some cases, you can extend your work permit from within Canada. However, it's important to apply for an extension before your current permit expires.

Permanent Residency Pathways:

Having Canadian work experience can be beneficial if you're interested in applying for permanent residency in Canada. Some work permit holders might be eligible to apply for permanent residency through provincial nominee programs or federal immigration pathways.

  • Employer-specific work permit: This permit is tied to a specific employer and job. The employer must often obtain a Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from Service Canada before hiring a foreign worker.

  • Open work permit: This permit allows you to work for any employer in Canada, except for those that are listed as ineligible. Open work permits are generally issued in specific situations, such as for certain spousal/partner-sponsored applicants, international students who have completed their studies, or individuals eligible for certain pilot programs.

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