Canada has one of the world's most developed economies. Canada is a fantastic choice for job seekers wishing to work abroad. With a Work Visa Canada, businesspeople, permanent residents, temporary workers, and students can all work in Canada.
Immigrants planning to work in Canada should apply for a work permit, as it is the only method to work in Canada for a certain period of time. An immigrant must have a valid job offer or be hired by a Canadian company before applying for a work visa in Canada.
In Canada, there are various options for obtaining a work permit. Some work permits need a job offer from a Canadian employer, while others require the company to submit a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), and still, others require a Canadian link (previous education, spousal sponsorship, etc.). The following are the categories of Canada work permits:
Programs Requiring a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)
Programs with LMIA-Exempt but requiring a valid Canadian job offer
Open Work Permits (no job offer or LMIA required)
Permanent residents do not require a work permit to work in Canada. Permanent residents have the legal right to live and work in any part of the country. Learn more about Canada PR here.
The eligibility criteria to apply for a Canada work permit differ for each type of visa. Irrespective of the visa application, here is the list of eligibility to get the Canada work permit.
Get the below checklist of documents required for a Canada work visa.
Canada work permit can be applied both online and offline. For online application submission, you must visit the official Canada Government website and select the work permit. When it comes to offline,
How to apply for a Canada work permit online for Indians:
The application process for a Canada work permit offline is similar to filling out the application form. Later download the form and with all documents apply at the nearest VAC. Later the process is the same as the online process.
The length of time it takes to process a work permit application is determined by the type of work permit requested and the applicant's current country of residency. The processing duration varies from a few weeks to several months.
A normal LMIA and a simplified LMIA are the two types of Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) applications. Only Quebec residents have access to the streamlined LMIA. The ordinary LMIA is handled on an individual basis, with processing durations varying dramatically from one applicant to the next. A standard LMIA application usually takes at least five months to receive a response.
If an employer qualifies for Canada's Global Talent Stream, they may be able to get their LMIA processed faster. In most cases, the streamlined LMIA completed for Quebec employment is processed in two to three months.
Canada's temporary employment visa is only good for 6 months. After then, you have the option of requesting an extension from the Consulate or returning to your home country. You are only allowed to stay in Canada for a total of 4 years with any extensions.
|Visa type||Applicable fees (CAD)||Applicable fees (INR)|
|Work permit /per person||$155||Rs. 9382.44|
|Work permit /per group||$465||Rs. 28147.33|
|Open work permit||$100||Rs. 6053.19|
Our Canada work permit experts at Global Tree can help you with the job search and help you till you gain a job offer from a Canadian company.
Here is the list of funds required for a Canadian work visa.
|No.of family members (in CAD)||Funds required|
|For each additional family member||$3,560|
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