WORK PERMIT VISA
Canada attracts foreign applicants to fill its job positions by means of work permit.
For applicants desiring to work on temporary basis, they need to have work permit/offer of employment from a Canadian employer. A Canadian work permit is issued on one condition that applicants only work for the specific employer who is sponsoring them. This agreement takes its effect upon consideration between the sponsor & Labor Market Opinion (LMO) in Canada.
A work permit states job title, name of employer & duration of work along with terms and conditions of an immigrant stay and work in Canada. Also the spouse can be eligible to have open work permit with their children able to attend primary & secondary school.
Open Work Permit
This program attracts International Students to study in Canada with open work permit that has no general employment restrictions & works in cases where no job offer is required.
Applicants can apply for open work permit from within or outside Canada or even at the Canadian port of entry.
Open Work Permit Requirement
For Foreign Students
Foreign students graduated in Post/secondary Canadian institution are eligible for 3 years work permit without any job offer at the time while filing application.
Foreign students graduated in public Post/secondary Canadian educational institution or private Post secondary educational institution that is 50% funded by the government.
Foreign students need to apply for open work permit within 90 days of receiving confirmation from their respective educational institutions as per program requirement.
Completed study program must be for a duration of minimum 2 years or over than 8 months.
Foreign applicants must have valid study permit for Canada.
For Spouse / Common Law Partner
Spouse must have valid study permit to study full time diploma/degree or post graduation course in Canada.
Spouse must be part of a valid Canadian fellowship program or holder of valid work permit.
Spouse work permit will be valid for the same duration as of main applicant’s work permit.
Jobs Requiring No Work Permit
Civil Aviation Management / Aviation Accident Inspectors
Convention Organizers / crew
Emergency Care people
Examiners / Invigilators / Evaluators
Foreign Government Dignitaries / Representatives / Officers / Judge
Family Members of Foreign Diplomats
Health Care Representatives
Referee / Athlete / Coaches, etc.
News /Press Reporters / Filmmaker / support crew
Performing Artists / support staff
Priest / Clergy members
Admission to Canada is soaring over the years at high rates. All thanks to friendly visa policies, fast track system & initiatives taken by Canadian government that attract foreign students with minimum working days to process their application suited to its esteemed educational system.
Test Scores (IELTS / TEF).
Letter of acceptance/scholarship, fee receipt from school, college, university or other educational institutions in Canada.
Financial docs to cover tuition/living/transportation/accompanying member expenses.
Must be a law-abiding citizen with no criminal records.
Provide a police certificate.
Must have good health with willing to give medical examination, as applicable.
Must commit to leave Canada upon completion of your studies.
World class Canadian education system.
Foreign students can work part time within respective campus while studying.
Post 6 months of visa students can apply to work outside campus.
Future employment opportunities with great work experience.
Explore Canada’s culture, diverse landscape.
Foreign students can stay up to 2 years in Canada & be eligible to apply for post-graduate visa.
Can apply for PR to settle & work in Canada for overall growth.
Bring family members to live here.
For students of grade 1 – 8 visa is valid for 1 year.
For grade 9 – 12, college/university students’ visa validity is equal to study completion period plus 90 complimentary days added.
For major degrees visa validity stays up to completion of course.
For minors studying in Quebec validity of visa is same with respect to Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ).
For minors/children/dependent of residential Canadians having long term work/study permits their visa is valid until the resident’s stay period is over.
Students desiring to increase their stay days in Canada must apply for renewal 30 days prior to their current visa expiry date.
Applicants need not apply for student permit if they want take course or program that lasts for 6 months or less in Canada.
Canada’s Business Immigration Program attracts foreign applicants who want to invest in Canada making its economy strong and prosperous. Also the program offers its investors dedicated pathways to get PR.
The program is operated by the Government of Canada’s department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Proof of funds
Type of Business Immigrant
For innovative business ideas or ventures supported by a designated organization (business groups that are approved to invest in start-ups), applicants can apply via Start-Up Visa.
If applicants personal net worth is minimum Canadian dollar (CAD) $10 million, then they are eligible to apply for permanent residence through this program. Also applicants must make a non-guaranteed investment of CAD $2 million.
Self employed applicants must have relevant 2 years of minimum work experience in economic activities of agriculture, arts or athletics.
Canada welcomes millions of non-immigrants as visitors/tourists each year apart from individuals applying to work study & settle.
Visitors for Canada need to apply for Temporary Resident Visa (TRV).
Validity of visitor visa is 6 months & can be extended as necessitated.
Some countries have been visa-exempted by Canada for those intending to travel by air. But need electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to come here.
Following countries require visa to come to Canada by any mode of travel (air, sea, land).
Antigua and Barbuda
Sao Tomé e Principe
St. Kitts and Nevis
Cameroon, Republic of
St. Vincent & the Grenadines (St. Vincent)
Central African Republic
China, People’s Republic of
Macao Special Administrative Region
Democratic Republic of Congo
Republic of Congo
Republic of Costa Rica
Trinidad and Tobago
Micronesia, Fed. States
Valid separate passport, photographs.
Invitation letter/purpose of visit.
Proof of funds/financial statement.
Medical examination to see no serious health problems associated.
Zero criminal record that may prevent an applicant’s visit.
Detailed itinerary_ proof of air ticket, hotel booking, stay period, return ticket & etc.
Promise to immigration officer to get back home after visa expiry.
Type of Visa
Single Entry Visa _ for single entry of visitor, valid for 6 months.
Multiple Entry Visa _ valid for 10 years & allows visitor to stay for 6 months in a year.
Transit Visa (no charge) _ for visitors just passing through Canada to travel to another country. Visitor stay period in Canada is 48 hours.
Permanent residency in Canada is a status granting someone who is not a Canadian citizen the right to live and work in Canada without any time limit on their stay. To become a permanent resident a foreign national must apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), formerly known as Citizenship and Immigration Canada, under one of several programs. One of the main benefits of permanent residency is the conferred right of abode in Canada.
Permanent residents may apply for Canadian citizenship after living in Canada for a certain amount of time. Currently, a person must have been living in Canada as a permanent resident for three years (1095 days) out of the five years preceding their application (with up to one year of the time before becoming a permanent resident included).They also have the right to sponsor relatives for permanent residence, subject to fulfilling residence criteria and assurance of support requirements.
A permanent resident holds many of the same rights and responsibilities as a Canadian citizen, including the right to live, work (subject to some restrictions), and study in any province or territory of Canada. Permanent residents participate in many of the same social benefits that Canadian citizens receive, including becoming contributing members of the Canada Pension Plan and receiving coverage by their province or territory’s universal health care system. All permanent residents may avail themselves of the rights, freedoms, and protections of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, other than those exclusively granted to citizens.
Work and study experience in Canada can be applied towards qualifying for Canadian permanent residency. In fact, finding a job in Canada will significantly increase your chances of qualifying for Canadian immigration. Contact us for more information about how you can use your job offer in Canada to qualify for Canadian immigration, or explore the general Canadian immigration categories listed below.
Permanent Status – Canadian Immigration Categories:
Federal Skilled Worker
Provincial Nominee Program
Canadian Experience Class
Federal Skilled Trades Class