What you Need to Know Before you Live and Work in Canada

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14 Apr, 2014 What you Need to Know Before you Live and Work in Canada

In this article we will go over what you need to know before you live and work in Canada.  Apart from the wealth of newcomer services that will help assist you once you come to Canada, there are some very important things that you should know before you get here.

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Working in Canada:

Almost every single Canadian work permit requires a Canadian job offer. Whether it is a Labour Market Opinion (LMO) based work permit, a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) work permit or a Live-in Caregiver work permit, the most important and basic requirement is a Canadian job offer.

Working in Canada is great way to gain Canadian experience which can help open a lot of doors for you to stay here permanently. Programs like the Canadian Experience Class and many provincial nominee categories require experience in Canada. If you are not eligible to apply under typical categories like the Federal Skilled Worker program for example, then consider the fact that working or studying in Canada could be your ticket to Canadian Permanent Residence.

Preparing your application for a Canadian work permit is also critically important because this will determine if your visa will be granted. Always remember, even if your plan is to apply for Canadian Permanent Residence after gaining your Canadian experience, a Canadian work permit is temporary in nature and you must satisfy the visa officer you will leave Canada at the end of your work permit. Your intention to leave Canada is demonstrated in your work permit application and hence why it is so important to prepare it carefully.

It is also important to note, given Canada’s strong stance on family unification, many Canadian work permits allow you to bring your spouse and children with you to Canada.

Immigrating to Canada:

Whether you are applying from inside, or outside of Canada it all starts with our free online assessment tool. There are many different categories of Canadian Immigration and applying under the best category for you is something that working with a skilled Canadian Immigration Attorney like Renaud Dery can help you with. Some programs like the Federal Skilled Worker program only have a limited number of applications they will receive so applying early can help secure your visa before it is too late.

Worried about finding suitable housing in Canada? Well we have more than enough space because Canada is a big country, the second largest in fact. When moving here it is also important to see where in Canada is best for you. Employment prospects, cost of living and climate should all play a factor in your decision. But don’t secure your accommodations until a positive decision has been made on your case.

Knowing how and when to access newcomer services will also be of value to you. There are free language courses offered, seminars on how to enter the Canadian labour market and even skills development courses to help improve your chances of securing Canadian employment. These services can also help you network and meet people just like you, newcomers to Canada.

After a certain amount of time spent in Canada, you are then eligible for Canadian Citizenship which awards you a Canadian Passport and the ability to vote in federal and municipal elections.

Lastly, in keeping with Canada’s strong stance on family unification, Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents are eligible to sponsor a foreign spouse, dependent children and even parents and grandparents.


The Canadim Team!

  • Mabil benigno
    Posted at 12:52h, 14 April Reply

    I hope I will have a chance to work in canada

  • irfan
    Posted at 13:11h, 14 April Reply

    Please do let me know about new opening in canada for immigration.

  • Ajeyeba kelifa
    Posted at 13:45h, 14 April Reply

    I want to immigrant in cannada please pick me

  • raymunda s. angala
    Posted at 17:46h, 14 April Reply

    is there an age limit for an applicant (for canadian work permit or an immigrant)?

    • The Canadim Team!
      Posted at 14:04h, 05 June Reply

      Dear Raymunda,

      There is no age limit to a Canadian Work Permit.


      The Canadim Team!

  • aicha
    Posted at 20:35h, 14 April Reply

    my name aicha my from marocco

  • maryam
    Posted at 03:08h, 19 April Reply

    I live in iran but I don’t live. Iran is embargo so I don’t any have banking card for payments please help me .what do I do?

    • The Canadim Team!
      Posted at 15:15h, 25 June Reply

      Dear Maryam,

      Thank you for taking the time to write us.

      We are a private law firm that specializes in obtaining Canadian Permanent Residency for our clients.

      We are not Immigration Canada and therefore cannot take on any clients who are not eligible to apply.

      We are prepared to guide you through the entire process but before we get into the details, we need to know if you are eligible to apply.

      We ask that you please fill out our free online assessment form:


      We will review your assessment shortly and let you know if you are qualified to apply or not. If you are qualified, Attorney Dery will send you an email detailing the Canadian Immigration process and the costs and requirements needed.

      We look forward to hearing from you.


      The Canadim Team!

  • Raj lunar adhikari
    Posted at 14:39h, 21 April Reply

    I want to work in Canada plz I need help

  • Ben Said Aymen
    Posted at 15:59h, 24 April Reply

    Je besoin de m’aider pour trouver un travail au Canada.

  • raquel
    Posted at 04:23h, 25 April Reply

    i hope i will have a chance to work in Canada, please update us what new job you have

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