We can help you apply for a Canadian Work Permit!
What do I need to apply for a work permit?
It depends on:
- the job you want to do
- the program you want to apply for
- whether or not your job requires a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)
In most cases, you will need one or more of the following documents to apply for a work permit:
- an LMIA number from your employer if your job needs an LMIA
- proof that your employer has submitted an offer of employment through the Employer Portal
- an employment contract or letter (if your employer is exempt from the employer compliance process)
- proof that you are certified, accredited or qualified to work in the job you want
In some cases, you might be exempt from an LMIA:
- Mobilité Francophone allows Canadian employers hire French-speaking and bilingual workers from abroad, to work outside of Quebec in managerial, professional, and technical and skilled trades occupations.
- If you are between 18 and 35 years old, you can have a temporary work permit under the International Experience Canada.
- Other LMIA exempt work permits
What is a Labour Market Impact Assessment?
A Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is a document that an employer in Canada may need to get before hiring a foreign worker.
A positive LMIA will show that there is a need for a foreign worker to fill the job. It will also show that no Canadian worker is available to do the job. A positive LMIA is sometimes called a confirmation letter.
If the employer needs an LMIA, they must apply for one.
Once an employer gets the LMIA, the worker can apply for a work permit.
To apply for a work permit, a worker needs:
- a job offer letter,
- a contract,
- a copy of the LMIA, and
- the LMIA number.
What is a job offer letter?
A job offer letter is a document that a Canadian employer gives you (as a temporary worker). It explains the details of your job.
Generally, a job offer letter (or “employment letter”) is less detailed than a contract.
The letter includes information about:
- your pay and deductions from your pay
- your job duties
- conditions of employment, such as hours of work
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