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Work

A work permit is usually required in cases where a foreign worker engages in activities that directly compete with Canadian Workers or where remuneration, wages or commissions are earned.

A work permit is usually required in cases where a foreign worker engages in activities that directly compete with Canadian Workers or where remuneration, wages or commissions are earned.


Work Permits

As there are many rules, regulations and policies this can be quite complicated. Canada Connect Immigration Consulting Services will assess an individual’s qualifications and provide advice on their eligibility to work in Canada. We will also provide representation and guidance throughout the application process for a work permit. 

The work permits program issues work permits to eligible, qualified foreign workers who wish to work temporarily in Canada. In some cases trade, licensing or regulatory body approval may be required. In many cases a foreign worker must have obtained a labour market impact assessment (LMIA) from their potential employer before applying for a work permit.  In addition, in cases where a foreign worker is coming from a country that is not visa exempt they must also apply for a temporary resident visa. 

Depending on an individual’s circumstances a work permit application may be issued from a Canadian Visa office, Port of Entry or from within Canada. The work permit program may also issue work permits to spouses and common-law partners of work permit and/or study permit holders in Canada. In some cases, foreign workers in certain categories or business visitors may also be allowed to work in Canada without a work permit and may be issued a visitor record. Canada also has a number of Free Trade agreements with certain countries such as the United States of America, Mexico and Chile where there are special provisions.  

In other cases certain intra-company workers  may also be eligible to work for a related company in Canada and be issued a work permit to work temporarily in Canada.  
The rules can be quite complicated and many individuals may be eligible to apply for permanent residence.

Canada Connect Immigration Consulting Services has the subject matter expertise to carefully review your case and provide sound advice on eligibility or options for working in Canada.

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