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A Canadian work permit is a temporary resident visa issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada to grant permission to foreign workers seeking to engage in employment in Canada. It most commonly has maximum validity of up to one year, although work permits can be issued for up to three years in some cases, visa can be extended according to the issued work offer.  A work permit is a temporary resident visa and does not lead directly to a Canadian Permanent resident visa. However, there is no bar to an application for permanent resident status while residing in Canada as a temporary resident with a work permit. Normally, Work Permits will only be granted by Canadian immigration authorities if supported by a positive “Labour Market Opinion” (LMO) letter issued by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), indicating that the proposed employment will not adversely affect Canadian workers.

Every year, over 150,000 foreign workers enter Canada to work temporarily in jobs that help Canadian employers. Some temporary workers require a work permit and some do not. For some categories of workers, permits are approved more quickly.

 Eligibility for the program:

  • Age: 18 years to 45 years
  • Gender: Both male and female
  • Education: Not required
  • Type: Both Skill and Non Skill
  • Experience: if any
  • Health: Physically and mentally healthy

Types of work:

  • Hospitality
  • Constructions
  • Agriculture


  • The wages depend on the nature of work and place. Generally workers are paid 9.60 to 17 CAD/hour
  • Interval of payments: Biweekly
  • Working hour: 32 to 40 hours a day
  • Day off: 2 days off/week
  • Vacation: 2 weeks paid vacation, 7 days sick leave
  • Accommodation: Arrangements will be done , applicants are responsible to pay in most cases
  • Travel expenses: In most of the case costs are not recoverable by the employer
  • Insurances: Hospital and medical care insurance will be provided as well as workplace safety insurance policy will be registered.


  • Screening the applicants and collecting the application
  • Matching the job with employer and get the job offer from Canadian employer
  • Immigration representative verify  all your process, act on applicants behalf and confirm the ongoing process
  • Application completion showing applicants meet the requirements of the Immigration and Refugee protection Act and regulation
  • Written confirmation from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) that the employer can hire a foreign worker to fill the job. This confirmation is called a positive labour market opinion (LMO).
  • After LMO applicants will be asked to go to Citizenship and Immigration Canada officials in your country or to send more information, some time they may need to face interview.

For visa, applicants must also do the following:

  • Satisfy a visa officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your work permit.
  • Show that you have enough money to support yourself and your family while you are in Canada.
  • Respect the law and have no criminal record. You may have to provide a police clearance certificate.
  • Show that you are not a risk to the security of Canada.
  • Submit the employment contract
  • Be in good health. You might need a medical examination to be allowed to enter Canada. If you do, an officer will tell you so and will send you instructions on what to do
  • You will have visa application decision

After your arrival:

When you arrive in Canada, you must show your letter of authorization to the immigration officer. You must also show your passport, your visa (if one is required) and any travel documents you are carrying (such as airline tickets). The immigration officer will then give you a work permit that sets out the conditions of your stay and work in Canada. These may include your job title, your employer and the length of time you can work in Canada.

  • Airport pick up
  • Applicants will have the arrival orientations, Job placement orientations, rules and regulations and country review.
  • Drop to the work place and accommodation description
  • Regular support
  • Other supports