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How to Apply for a Canada Work Visa

Applying for Canada visa process depends onthe visa option one applies for as each visa type requires different eligibility, validity and conditions.

Below are the steps for Canadian work permit:

1. Visa selection

First step is to select the suitable option between the open work visa or the employer-specific work visa.

Open work permit

It allows the candidate to work for a preferred employer without needing a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). Below are the open work visa programs:

  • Post-Graduation Work Permit: Beneficial for international students who have studied from the Designated Learning Institution (DLI) in Canada, it offers validity of three years in sync with the length of graduation program.
  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program Spousal Permit: It is suitable for the spouses of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program applicants.

Employer-specific work permit

This permit allows the candidate to work in Canada as per the pre-defined conditions and rules as mentioned on the permit. Employer-specific work visa Program are:

  • Global Talent Stream: Sough- after for its fast processing, this program helps hiring of highly skilled global talent in Canada and strengthening its workforce.
  • Agricultural Stream: This program offers temporary foreign workers work in agriculture stream for 24 months.

2. Eligibility Check

The eligibility criteria vary as per the selected visa. However, a foreign national is required to fulfill a common criterion despite the selected Canadian visa:

  • Display proof of funds to ensure they can care of themselves and their family (if moving along) during their stay in country.
  • A Police Clearance Certificate.
  • Medical Clearance Certificate
  • Have no plan to work for an employer listed with the status “ineligible.”
  • Provide the federal authority assigned officer with documents that they ask for.

3. Application Submission

The last step is the application submission to theImmigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Thus, a candidate must pay attention to all the nitty gritty of the visa applications as there are many variables included in its process. To smoothly sail through this process, we welcome you to connect with our Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs).