A Work Permit or authorization to work without a permit is necessary for most foreign nationals to work in Canada. A work permit is a magnificent way to gain Canadian work experience and facilitate transition into Permanent Residency. There are two types of work permits: Employer Specific Work Permit and Open Work permit. Both types have their requirements, conditions, and benefits. For example, an employer-specific work permit ties a foreign national to an employer, and an employer compliance regime applies in such cases. Employer-specific work permits may be issued under the International Mobility Program (IMP) without Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) or under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) with LMIA. An open work permit allows the individual to work for any employer, and no compliance regime applies. Below are the names of some very popular LMIA exempt work permits.
Bridging open work permits (BOWPs), Francophone mobility, Youth exchange programs, Certain Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ) holders currently in Quebec, Spouses of students or Skilled workers, Refugee claimants, Persons under an unenforceable removal order, Spouse or common-law partner in Canada class.
How we will help you:
Applicants' eligibility assessment & job offer evaluation
Assistance in Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) application for employers
Explore your LMIA exempt options by comparing various immigration streams
Individualized documents checklist
Complete your application forms
Submitting your application through the Canadian Government's Authorized Representatives Portal
Representing you in all communication with Immigration Canada