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How To Apply For A Work Visa For Canada From India

Blog posted on by Evelyn Ackah in How To Move To Canada, Canada Work Visas and India Immigration

How To Apply For A Work Visa For Canada From India

Many Indians have shown a significant interest in obtaining work visas for Canada due to several compelling reasons. Canada is known for its robust and inclusive immigration policies, providing Indians with a fair chance to pursue better career opportunities and improve their standard of living. There are many other reasons why Indians want a work visa for Canada. The high salaries, excellent quality of life and opportunities for permanent residency are just a few of the factors that make Canada an attractive destination for Indian workers.

The desire for a better quality of life, professional growth and a safe and prosperous future are among the key motivations driving Indians to apply for a work visa for Canada from India.

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How Indians Can Apply for A Work Visa From India

To apply for a work visa for Canada from India, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Check your eligibility.
    Not everyone is eligible for a Canadian work visa. You will need to meet the specific eligibility requirements for the type of work permit you are applying for. The Canadian government's website explains the eligibility requirements.

    An experienced immigration lawyer can review your qualifications to determine your eligibility for a Canadian work visa, and help you find opportunities to immigrate to Canada. There are many new opportunities for qualified foreigners to immigrate to Canada because Canada is experiencing a severe, ongoing labour shortage. A Canadian immigration lawyer can help direct qualified applicants to their best opportunity for a successful application, and the quickest way to start their life in Canada.

  2. Get a job offer from a Canadian employer.
    In order to get a work visa, you will need to have a job offer from a Canadian employer. The employer must be able to prove that they cannot find a Canadian citizen or permanent resident to fill the position.

  3. Gather the required documents.
    Once you have a job offer, you will need to gather the required documents for your work visa application. These documents will vary depending on the type of work permit you are applying for. However, some common documents include:
    • A completed application form
    • A valid passport
    • A police clearance certificate
    • A medical exam report
    • A letter of offer from your employer
    • Proof of your education and work experience
    • Proof of financial support
  4. Submit your application.
    You can submit your work visa application online or by mail. The processing time for work visa applications can vary, so it is important to allow plenty of time.

    An experienced Canadian immigration lawyer can review your application and documentation to ensure nothing is missed or overlooked, and prevent delays and denials.

  5. Pay the application fee.
    There is a fee for applying for a Canadian work visa. The fee varies depending on your nationality and the type of work permit you are applying for.

  6. Wait for a decision.
    Once you have submitted your application, you will need to wait for a decision from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The decision process can take several weeks or months, depending on what immigration program you are applying for.

If your application is approved, you will be issued a work permit. This permit will allow you to work in Canada for a specified period of time. You will need to keep your work permit valid by renewing it before it expires.


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Hiring An Immigration Lawyer Improves Your Immigration Success Rate

Foreigners are not required to hire an immigration lawyer to apply for a Canada work visa. They can DIY it, or hire an immigration consultant. But data demonstrates that immigration applications to Canada have a significantly higher rate of success when the applicant hires an immigration lawyer instead of filling the application out themselves or hiring an immigration consultant.

According to Canadian newspaper The Star, “Many immigration consultants have only completed online courses at a community college. The education and training is just not comparable.” The data shows:

  • 10.4% of immigration applications prepared by an immigration lawyer were rejected
  • 18.9% of all applications were rejected
  • 19.3% of those who completed their own immigration application were refused
  • 18% of immigration applications prepared by an immigration consultant were rejected

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Don't Risk Immigration Rejection Or Delays. Call Ackah Law Today

Ackah Business Immigration Law has extensive experience helping Indians apply for a Canada work visa from India. By using our experienced immigration legal services, you can avoid common mistakes that could lead to rejection and the potential loss of your chance to work in Canada. Ackah Business Immigration Law provides ongoing support throughout the entire process, so you can be confident that you are taking the necessary steps to secure your Canada work visa.

Ackah Business Immigration Law has offices in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver to help clients move to new opportunities in Canada. To get in touch with Ackah Law, contact us at (403) 452-9515 or send an email directly to contact@ackahlaw.com.


Evelyn L. Ackah, BA, LL.B.

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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