Each year, around 200,000 foreign skilled workers come to work in Canada on Temporary Work Permits.
Canadian work permits make provisions for working in Canada without the need to
undergo a points based assessment. In order to work in Canada on a temporary basis, foreign skilled workers must have an offer of employment from a Canadian employer and be granted a Labour Market Opinion by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC).
Understanding the process is crucial when applying for a Canadian Work Visa. Canadian work visas, which are temporary and are not the same thing as immigration visas, are in most cases available only to those who have a job offer from a Canadian employer who is authorized to fill the position with a foreign worker.
The employer must cooperate with the prospective employee to complete this process because a positive labor market opinion (a document confirming the position’s status) is usually required to obtain the work visa.
Before a Canada Work Permit can be issued, the Canadian employer who wishes to hire temporary foreign workers will need to apply for and be granted a positive Labour Market Opinion (LMO) by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC). HRSDC will grant a positive LMO if they are satisfied that there is no Canadian permanent resident or citizen available to do the job.
You should apply as soon as you receive written evidence of your job offer or contract of employment and your Labour Market Opinion (LMO) of HRSDC. You must show the Immigration department’s officer that you meet the requirements and that you will be in Canada for a temporary stay.
Satisfy an officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your employment, and that you have reasons to go back
You must have evidence that you meet the requirements of the job. Proof may include educational requirements or past work experience outlined in a resume.
Show that you have enough money during your stay in Canada to take care of yourself and your family members and to return home,
You must be law-abiding and have no record of criminal activity,
You should be in good health,
You should not be a danger to the security of Canada,
If your documents are in a language other than English or French, they should be translated in English
Provide any additional documents requested by the officer to establish your admissibility.
A properly completed form along with all the required documentation will make your application a lot smoother. No one wants their application delayed or worse, denied.
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