Canada Temporary Work Permit 2017-11-20T05:02:04+00:00

Temporary Work Permit

Every year, over 250,000 Foreign workers come to work in Canada on a Temporary work permit arrangement

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.

We have a full suite of services that can be customized and tailored to meet your specific needs.

The Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)

Prior to a Temporary Work Permit being issued, Canadian employers seeking to hire a temporary foreign worker may need to apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) LMIA are granted by ESDC. The LMIA is needed to determine a Canadian citizen or permanent resident is available to do the same work.

For more information about the LMIA process and for help in finding the best program that suites your needs, please contact a member of the Immigrate4Canada team.