How to Get a Canada Work Visa in 6 Steps

 

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).

 Learn How to Get a Canada Work Visa

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.

How to get a Canada Work Visa in 6 steps

  1. Determine whether a passport or temporary resident visa will be required to obtain a temporary work visa. These items are only required for some prospective employees, and it’s best to obtain passports and submit applications for additional visas early in the process if they are necessary.
  2. Check on the requirements to apply for a work visa. The requirements depend on the position. For most jobs, a written job offer from the employer, proof of a positive labor market opinion and a diploma or proof of work experience are necessary to apply for the visa. For jobs that do not require a positive labor market opinion, a passport (or other travel document) and proof of immigration status in the country from which you are applying is required. A medical exam or criminal background check may also be necessary.
  3. Obtain a temporary work visa application package from the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website or from a Canadian visa office in your home country (see Resources). Fill out all materials in the application package and gather together all additional paperwork required for the position. Failure to fill out the entire application or submit all the necessary paperwork can result in the work visa application being delayed or canceled.
  4. Find your Canadian visa office. The application and paperwork must be submitted, either in person or through the mail, to the Canadian visa office that is responsible for processing applications from your country or region. Ask the workers in that office about a processing fee; the costs vary depending on the type of visa and the office. Submit the application and paperwork, along with the correct application fee and any other necessary materials, to the visa office. Any incomplete applications will be returned to the applicants, so make sure all the requirements are fulfilled.
  5. Check the visa processing times. Work visa processing times can vary depending on where you are applying from. Submitting the application with all required materials can speed things along.
  6. Keep the Canadian visa office updated on address changes, name changes or changes in marital status or living situation. Any changes can slow the application process if authorities are not informed of the situation.

How Can I Get A Canada Work Visa? (Canada Work Permit)

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.

Further Steps to get a Canada Work Visa

  • Find a job in Canada that is eligible to be filled by a non-Canadian. Depending on the occupation, this may mean obtaining proof of a positive labor market opinion for the position. This means that the authorities have assessed the position and determined that it may be filled by a foreign worker. The prospective employer is responsible for obtaining this status on the open position. A letter confirming positive labor market opinion is required for any positions that fall into that category and may be obtained from Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC).
  • 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.

Let Us Help You Get A Canada Work Visa

Niren and Associates have over 15 years of experience in handling immigration applications. Contact us and let us help you make your next move.

 

 

 

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Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

35 thoughts on “How to Get a Canada Work Visa in 6 Steps

  1. Vikram

    Tq so much for this information
    Actually o want to work in Canada
    But not finding right place to apply for a job which suits my qualification will you please help me to find a job I have done MBA in finance

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Vikram,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! Unfortunately, we are not a job searching site, but if you are interested in immigrating to Canada or the US, we would love to help you! Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  2. vikram singh goria

    hello michael’

    my name is vikram and i m working as assistant manager in general insurance company. my total working experience more than 10 years and i am married also . is there any chance to get work permit in canada

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Vikram,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! With your work experience, you may be eligible for a work permit, and we would love to help you during this process. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  3. S Junaid

    Hi I want to go to Canada for working purpose so how is it possible??

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi S Junaid,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! We would love to help you immigrate to Canada for work! Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  4. HK

    i am krishna from india.Currently I am holding Canada WP for one of the client but the current requirement on hold for get travel.
    Got the another requirement for me with another client.But will it possible to travel with same Workpermit.

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi HK,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! There may be a way for both clients to travel with the same work permit but first, we do need to take a closer look at you and your case. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  5. consultantsvisa

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    Reply
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  6. Richard Hussar

    Hi, I am already in Canada as turist. I have ready all papers for work permit. How I can get the paper work permit? What I should to do?

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Richard,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! We would love to help you secure a work permit, but we do have to take a closer look at your case. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  7. Nasiratu Issah

    Please am Nasiratu issah , currentely leaving in ghana.i want come to canada and work

    Reply
  8. Sibi Krishnan V

    Hi mam/ sir,
    I got a offer from Canadian oil corporation for the post of mechanical​ engineer I do not know what to do after that they offered me that they will refund the processing fee for visa and flight I just want to confirm weather that is fake or a real one

    They said that a person from Canadian high commission will call for the further process of Visa stamping and visa process ..

    I just want to know how much have to pay in Indian money. And what about the temporary visa ..

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Sibi,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! Each case is processed and evaluated with unique and individual care. The processing and visa fees are unique to each case and will be determined after speaking with you about your case. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

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  9. Dilip Nerpagar

    after that employer send me Canada attorney details which is in charge of my file in India after that attorney send me visa form and some document list. I was submit it ,after next day attorney send me visa application fees ,
    now how can I find its true or wrong .

    Reply
  10. Dilip Nerpagar

    dear sir,

    from one moth ago my resume is hired by a Canada employer and do all producer to came to Canada, LMIA, Canada labor certificate , agreement ,job offer letter, etc.
    how to find its true or wrong.

    please guide me.

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Dilip,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! Maybe there is a number that you can call so you can speak with someone. Unfortunately, we are not allowed to give online advice unless you are a client of Niren & Associates. If you are looking to immigrate, we would be more than happy to help you. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  11. consultantsvisa

    hi your blog is very nice & thanks for sharing the information.

    Reply
  12. Marilyn N. Criss

    Hi,im a caregiver here in the Philippines,and my employer are based on toronto canada.They want me to take care of their mother and go with them in toronto. How can i apply for my working visa in canada. Thank you very much!

    Reply
  13. Vijaikumar Babu

    Hi This is Vijaikumar Babu, I got employment letter from Canadian employer and what’s the next step/ procedure from my side.

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Vijaikumar,
      Congratulations on your job offer! We will help you along this journey for employment and making it to Canada. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  14. Parth Patel

    Hello there,

    My name is parth patel from india. I m married. I just want to know that is it possible that of i get visitors visa after that can i convert into work visa?

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Parth,
      Thank you for contacting us! I would love to help you immigrate to Canada with a work permit. We have helped thousands of clients in your similar situation and we may be able to help you! Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions plus it will also increase the chance of approval of the visa you are inquiring. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  15. Samuel

    I’m Sam.. I work as a professional nurse in Nigeria… I want to get a work permit in Canada.. I want to ask if I was given an employment in Canada do I still need to obtain NNAS before I can be granted work permit visa

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Samuel,
      Thank you for your inquiry, I’m glad you contacted us! With your advanced work experience you may qualify for a Canadian work permit. We have helped thousands of clients in similar situations like yours, and we may be able to help you! I do need to take a closer look at your case. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions plus it will also increase the chance of approval of the visa you are inquiring. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  16. Shaik fareed

    Hi i got a job offer and agreement letter in house work from canadian employer , And employer ask me to send the job offer with documents to the some of officer in high commision of canada in new delhi which i got a contact in india from canadian employer , also i sent all documents to the person who is in india then next day that officer send me email hi we are approved your documents u will send 510 canadian dollar immediately then we will start process of ur visa faster and you getting 10 to 15days your work permit visa in high commision of canada in delhi
    Also the officer said no need for medical examinations and PCC for applying temporary work permit.

    Is it true or fake please reply me asap.

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Shaik,
      Thank you for your inquiry, I’m glad you have contacted us! Although I do not know the details of your case, there are many immigration scams like these. Your best bet is to hire a qualified, experienced lawyer. Hiring one of our immigration lawyers helps you during your visa process by providing step by step legal advice and conversation about your case.

      Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  17. Manto

    I am a civil engineer . How can i get Canadian work visa.please told about this.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Manto. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  18. dhanashri kale

    i applied for computer operator i Canada. they gave me offer letter and told pay 28000 thousand rupees for visa application and emigration in hrs. i sent MSG to him for LMIA letter. after than he told that for only people that are legible to provide the LMIA clearance documents are professional workers like medical field, engineers, security force. so how can i found this is authorised not

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Dhanaskale. Thank you for writing to us. The LMIA is a document that is submitted by the Canadian employer that explains to the Canadian Immigration why they need you to fill a position that they cannot fill with a Canadian resident. There is nothing classified about it. You should have a copy. You cannot get a work visa in Canada without an LMIA that has been approved. We always recommend that you should be dealing with a legitimate legal immigration law firm for matters as important as taking the next step to starting a new life in Canada.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
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