Work in Canada
Applying for a Work Permit outside of Canada
If you are outside of Canada, for the most part, you will only be able to apply for a work permit through an employer who has a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (“LMIA”). A LMIA authorizes a Canadian employer to hire a foreign national if they are unable find a Canadian for the employment.
Applying for a Work Permit as a Student in Canada
If you are a foreign national studying in a Canadian university that has been authorized as a Designated Learning Institution (“DLI”) you may apply for a work permit at the end of your studies if you meet the following:
Depending on the length of your studies, you can be eligible for a “Post Graduation Work Permit” (“PGWP”). A PGWP can be issued for a maximum of three years, if your study program was at least two years in length. A PGWP is a once in a life time permit and its important that you have a roadmap for obtaining work experience that will lead to Permanent Resident status.
Applying for a Work Permit as a Business Immigrant
In some cases, individuals who are coming to Canada for business purposes may be able to apply for a work permit. An example of these work permits are for the following categories:
There are many kinds of work permits available for individuals from a wide array of backgrounds. We recommend that you speak with our lawyers today to find the best options to allow you to come to Canada as a worker.