Whilst most newcomers arrive on a temporary work permit arrangement, others arrive supported by an employment offer from a Canadian employer.
An offer of employment is usually required before the worker can be granted a Temporary Work Permit, issued by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). In some cases, a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) may be required before an individual can enter Canada.
The steps to completing this process are:
- Employer applies for Labour Market Impact Assessment, if necessary. (LMIA)
- Employer extends Temporary Job Offer
- Foreign Worker applies for Work Permit
- Work Permit is issued
The Temporary Work Permit is ideally suited to foreign workers planning on working in Canada for a limited period and to live and work in Canada on a permanent basis, foreign workers must undertake the Canadian Immigration process.
A Temporary Work Permit is often a bridge to achieving permanent residency status and Foreign Nationals arriving in Canada on a Temporary Work Permit may qualify for Canadian immigration (permanent Residence) under the Canadian Experience Class or one of the Provincial Nominee Programs or the Skilled worker category.
If you have a job offer and in need of a Temporary work permit or if you are seeking employment, please contact a member of the Immigrat4Canada team who can assist you in finding the best route for you and your dependents.
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