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Work In Canada

Work Permits: IRCC reported 78,788 work permits issued under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. That program includes caregivers, agricultural workers and other type of workers. In additional to that, 224,033 work permits were issued under the International Mobility Program. We can assist a variety of high demand occupations that are currently under the International Mobility Program and other programs that have international agreements. Another specialty work permit program that can be an option for you is the International Working Experience.

Students who have completed a College or University program of 2 years or longer, can attain a Post-Graduate Work Permit for a period of 2-3 years. That will assist them in obtaining the work experience required to apply for permanent residence to Canada in the near future.

We also offer Work Permit Change of Conditions, Extensions and Restoration Services.

Work Permit Exemptions: The following is a list of occupations that DO NOT require a work permit in order to work in Canada.

Business Visitors Diplomats
Foreign Athletes Military Personnel
Crew Members Clergy
Performing Artist Public Speakers
News Reporters Expert Witnesses, examiners and evaluators
Students engaging in part-time work on campus

The International Working Experience Program supports citizens from bilateral countries that have special agreements with the Government of Canada, that allow them to come to Canada to work and gain experience for one year on an Open Work Permit.

Country Working Holiday Young Professional International Co-op Age Limit
Australia Up to 24 months Up to 24 months Up to 12 months (unless it is the applicant’s second participation since 2015, in which case, 12 months) 18-35
Austria Up to 12 months Up to 12 months Up to 6 months (internship or work placement must be in forestry, agriculture, or tourism) 18-35
Belgium Up to 12 months N/A N/A 18-30
Chile Up to 12 months Up to 12 months Up to 12 months 18-35
Costa Rica Up to 12 months Up to 12 months Up to 12 months 18-35
Croatia Up to 12 months Up to 12 months Up to 12 months 18-35
Czech Republic Up to 12 months Up to 12 months Up to 12 months 18-35
Denmark Up to 12 months N/A N/A 18-35
Estonia Up to 12 months Up to 12 months Up to 12 months 18-35
France Up to 24 months Up to 24 months Up to 12 months 18-35
Germany Up to 12 months Up to 12 months Up to 12 months 18-35
Greece Up to 12 months Up to 12 months Up to 12 months 18-35
Hong Kong Up to 12 months N/A N/A 18-30
Ireland Up to 24 months Up to 24 months Up to 12 months 18-35
Italy Up to 6 months work permit – may apply to stay an additional 6 months as a visitor N/A N/A 18-35
Japan Up to 12 months N/A N/A 18-30
Latvia Up to 12 months Up to 12 months Up to 12 months 18-35
Lithuanian Up to 12 months Up to 12 months Up to 12 months 18-35
Luxembourg Up to 12 months Up to 12 months Up to 12 months 18-30
Netherlands Up to 12 months Up to 12 months N/A 18-30
New Zealand Up to 23 months N/A N/A 18-35
Norway Up to 12 months Up to 12 months Up to 12 months 18-35
Poland Up to 12 months Up to 12 months Up to 12 months 18-35
Portugal Up to 24 months Up to 24 months Up to 24 months 18-35
San Marino Up to 12 months N/A N/A 18-35
Slovakia Up to 12 months Up to 12 months Up to 12 months 18-35
Slovenia Up to 12 months Up to 12 months Up to 12 months 18-35
South Korea Up to 12 months N/A N/A 18-30
Spain Up to 12 months Up to 12 months Up to 12 months 18-35
Sweden Up to 12 months Up to 12 months Up to 12 months 18-30
Switzerland N/A Up to 18 months Up to 12 months 18-35
Taiwan Up to 12 month Up to 12 months Up to 12 months 18-35
United Kingdom Up to 24 months N/A N/A 18-30

Foreign nationals who wish to work in Canada are required to obtain a valid work permit. All temporary workers must also meet the requirements and criteria before being admitted into Canada. There are many regulations that govern Canada’s working class.

Foreign nationals who wish to work in Canada are generally required to have a job offer from a Canadian employer to obtain a work permit. Before being eligible to apply for a work permit, the potential employer may have to apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). Matching your experience, skills and language abilities to the conditions of employment and Canada’s immigration law criteria can be an overwhelming process.

Some temporary workers are exempt from the requirements for obtaining a work permit as set out in Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Please contact a member of our SPEteam for a consultation to find out if you qualify for an exemption.

Krylov Lam and Company, Immigration Lawyers can help you determine the right work permits

At Krylov Lam and Company, Immigration Lawyers, we assist you in taking the proper steps in the process to ensure you meet your objectives. We will work with you to determine your eligibility and the type of work permit that suits your skills. Our legal representatives understand that there are difficult challenges in obtaining a work permit in an increasingly competitive global market. However, our representatives have the knowledge, experience, and resources to help you achieve your work-related goals.

Contact Krylov Lam and Company, Immigration lawyers for a consultation to discuss your specific circumstances and which immigration program would best suit your objectives.

 

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