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Discover a unique way to work in Canada without a work permit

In some cases, foreign workers may qualify to work in Canada without an LMIA under various programs, such as the International Mobility Program. Immigration.ca, along with our in-house recruitment firm, often assists employers and job seekers in the recruitment process, providing services for eligible LMIAs and applying for Canadian work permits and related Canadian visas.

Applicants who have a job offer in Canada and are ready to apply for a work permit must complete the following questionnaire in order to receive a free assessment.

Jobs in Canada with a work permit

Temporary work permits: Terms, conditions, and validity

Here you will find:

A description of the conditions attached to the temporary work permit.
A description of how to add or modify these terms
Information on the duration of the temporary work permit
Information on how to extend the validity of the work permit

Canadian visa officers have the authority to add conditions to the work permit, such as:

How long is the permit valid?
The type of work that a work permit holder can do
Employers for whom a foreign worker can work
Geographical locations where the foreign worker has to work
The specified hours and periods in which a foreign worker may or may not work

How to apply for a temporary Canadian work permit

Step 1: Determine if you need a work permit to do the job you want in Canada

Step 2: Determine if you qualify to apply for a temporary Canadian work permit

Step 3: Decide whether to apply online or on paper

Step 4: Obtain a positive labor market impact assessment (LMIA) from the potential employer, if necessary

Step 5: Get a temporary job offer from a potential employer

Step 6: Gather all the necessary documents and forms