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How Do I Get a Canadian Work Permit?

Blog posted on by Evelyn Ackah in How To Move To Canada, Canada Work Visas, Temporary Foreign Worker Program and Temporary Foreign Worker - LMIA

How Do I Get a Canadian Work Permit?

Work permits are required for any foreign nationals who want to work during their temporary term in Canada. These are issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and give authorization for someone to work legally in Canada.

To apply before coming to Canada you will need to do so at the visa office in your country. You can apply from within the country but only if you meet specific guidelines. You can also apply as you enter Canada, but only if you are from a visa-exempt country and have the ID number your intended employer has received (employer compliance portal).

Do You Need an LMIA to Obtain a Work Permit? Sometimes.

A work permit alone may not be enough for someone to work legally in Canada. In some circumstances, a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) may be required. This is a document that indicates that there is a demonstrated need for a foreign worker to fill the job, and that no Canadian worker is available to do it.

If you are someone who is about to head to Canada in order to work - whether temporarily or on a long-term project - you need to understand what is necessary in terms of required documentation. Work permits are usually required for almost any traveler heading to Canada to work. Essentially, you can assume that you will require a work permit if you become part of the Canadian labour market for a length of time.

Understanding Canada Immigration Law

Immigration law is becoming more complex and challenging every day. Immigration applications can be refused due to minor oversights and omissions that can delay or negatively impact your business or your family reunifications plans. By not using a lawyer you can be putting your business and your family at risk. Evelyn Ackah is the Managing Lawyer and Founder of Ackah Business Immigration Law, one of the top business immigration law practices in Canada, provides her clients with passionate, knowledgeable and experienced immigration representation, working towards the best results for everyone.


Evelyn Ackah

Founder/Managing Lawyer

Ms. Ackah is passionate about immigration law because it focuses on people and relationships, which are at the core of her personal values. Starting her legal career as a corporate/commercial ...

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