Immigration Canada has different programs to allow foreigners to work in Canada depending on the individual’s situation:
LMIA Work Permit
This program was designed to address skill shortages and labour market demands in Canada. A Canadian employer is authorized to hire a foreign worker only after HRSDC evaluates the market and assures that hiring a foreign worker will not affect the possibility of employment of Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
The process is composed of two steps:
The prospective Canadian employer applies for a labour market impact assessment (LMIA) with HRSDC, if approved
The foreign worker applies for a work permit in Canada or abroad.
LMIA Exempt Work Permit
Canada has signed different agreements with many countries over the years that facilitates the entry of foreign workers without the need of an LMIA authorization such as NAFTA, GATS, Canada-Colombia, Chile, Peru, Korea FTAs
International Youth Exchange Programs:
This program facilitates international youth (18 to 35 years old) from over 30 countries to travel and work in Canada. The International Experience Canada (IEC) opens its doors once a year towards the end of the year and allows young individuals to work for 1 or 2 years. This program is composed of 3 categories:
Working Holiday Visa,
Student Co-op programs,
Young professional programs
This program is for private entrepreneurs who wish to come to Canada temporarily to start or operate a business.
This program facilitates the transfer to Canada of executives, managers, or specialized knowledge workers with qualifying relationship to the company in Canada.
Open Work Permits
This program allows a foreigner to work in Canada without the need of an LMIA in any job.
To qualify the foreigner must:
The spouse or common-law partner being sponsored through Inside of Canada Spousal
The spouse or common-law partner of a skilled Temporary Foreign worker
The spouse or common-law partner of an International Student studying in Canada
Reach out to us at EmPo Immigration Corp., for an assessment of your qualifications, we will be happy to assist you.
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