How to Apply for the C10 Significant Benefit to Canada Work Permit

By Ella Bergquist October 14, 2021 (Updated October 14, 2021) 3 min. read
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Where there are larger economic, cultural, or other competitive advantages for Canada or reciprocal benefits experienced by Canadians and permanent residents, the International Mobility Program allows companies to recruit temporary employees without a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).

The C10 Significant Benefit Work Permit is a category under the International Mobility Program for those who qualify as someone who benefits Canada, significantly.

In their field, the individual must be highly successful. Their track record must demonstrate that they can make a substantial contribution to the social, economic, or cultural fabric of Canada. To approve the employee, the officers largely rely on outside resources. They look at letters of recommendation from specialists in the area and articles published in reputable media sites, for example. They also check the applicant’s background and credentials. They take into account the applicant’s educational history as well as their work or company experience, for example.

Signficant Benefit Work Permit Requirements

The major benefit work visa is a one-of-a-kind employment permit that requires the applicant to show that they meet specific criteria that would benefit Canadians. Unlike most other work permits, this one is exempt from the Labour Market Opinion if it can convince an officer that it satisfies the requirements.

This sort of application is heavily reliant on documents and necessitates much planning ahead of time. As the candidate, you must examine the following criteria and establish that you would be qualified for a major benefit work visa.

You’ll need to show not just instances of prior work that you’ve done and how that work has impacted Canada, but also your planned goals in Canada and how you expect to reach them.

Should you be successful in getting your work permit, this action plan will be utilized to account for your time spent in Canada.

Because the permanent residency category for investors and entrepreneurs is presently closed, this sort of application (though temporary) may be a feasible option for people looking to enter Canada based on their existing company plans and financial stability. This application, once again, necessitates familiarity with and comprehension of applicable rules, as well as anticipating what an officer would look for in order to be satisfied that the requirements have been met.

If you are seeking a major benefit work permit, it is strongly advised that you obtain legal counsel. Book a Consultation with us to discuss your work permit case.

Applying for Permanent Residence after C10 Work Permit

You will first need to provide all the required documents for the C10 Significant Benefit Work Permit.

Foreign nationals who apply for a work permit under the “substantial benefit” category [LMIA exemption number C10] should include proof to back up their claim of delivering a major benefit to Canada.

Required Documents

Processing Time for the Significant Benefit Work Permit

The time it takes to determine if you are exempt from a labor market opinion might range from 10 to 20 days. This view is confirmed in writing, which you will use to apply for a work visa. Please keep in mind that just because you got an opinion exempting you from a labor market opinion does not mean that an immigration officer evaluating your work permit will give you a favorable result.

Learn about the International Mobility Program.

Learn about the C11 Entrepreneur Immigrant Program.