The downside to a Canadian Work Permit is that it is typically offered for a specific position and if you wish to change your title or employer, a new work permit will need to be applied for, and it will need to be approved. One other important thing to note about a Canadian Work Permit is that by definition, it is temporary, and will have an end date attached to it.

 

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Want to become part of the Canadian labour force? Workers who come to Canada can enjoy higher salaries for the same types of jobs they are currently doing and with the great workers’ rights record that Canada has, we are an ideal destination for the world’s best and brightest. However, it all starts with finding a Canadian job offer. That is why we are pleased to offer our clients a job search toolbar to help you find your dream job in Canada.

 

The steps involved in obtaining a Canadian Work Permit are generally as follows:

 

1. Applying for Canadian jobs

2. Receiving a Canadian job offer

3. Applying for a Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)

4. Application for Canadian Work Permit

5. Working in Canada

 

Steps three and four are the steps that Canadim can assist you with when applying for your work permit. Although we offer a Canadian job search toolbar to assist our clients, we do not actively secure employment for our clients and we are not a recruiting agency.

 

The Advantages of a Canadian Work Permit:

The main advantage of a Canadian Work Permit is that it gets you here fast and in some cases, you can bring your spouse (and dependent children) and they may be eligible for an open work permit so they can seek employment in any occupation they wish.

 

The Downside of a Canadian Work Permit:

The downside to a Canadian Work Permit is that it is typically offered for a specific position and if you wish to change your title or employer, a new work permit will need to be applied for, and it will need to be approved. One other important thing to note about a Canadian Work Permit is that by definition, it is temporary, and will have an end date attached to it.

 

Although renewing your work permit may be possible, a work permit on its own will not give you permanent status in Canada. That being said, a Canadian Work Permit can open a lot of doors to Canadian Permanent Residence that are not available to people without Canadian experience.

 

General Overview of the Types of Work Permits Available:

It is important to note that the majority of Canadian Work Permits require what is called a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). A LMIA is a petition from the Canadian employer (or prepared on their behalf by a legal representative) to Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC)/Service Canada to bring a foreign worker to Canada. Ultimately, it is up to HRSDC/Service Canada to determine if bringing in a foreign worker would have a positive or negative impact on the Canadian Labour Market.

 

It evaluates a number of factors but the main aspect they consider is whether there is a suitable Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident to fill the position.

 

To find out which types of Canadian Work Permits do not require an LMIA or about North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Work Permits and the Live‐in Caregiver Program

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