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You need to have a Canadian work permit to work on a temporary basis in Canada. You must have a job offer from a Canadian employer validated by HRSDC (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada). Some young people may qualify for a working holiday visa depending on their country of residence.
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Immigroup is a private company. We are not the government. All application forms can of course be found on the relevant government websites. Applying with a private company such as Immigroup entails service fees in addition to the fees charged by the relevant government agency.
|Working in Canada|
|Getting a Job Offer in Canada|
|Getting a Labour Market Opinion|
|Applying for a Work Permit|
|Police Clearances and Medical Report|
|Work Permit Processing Time|
Each year around 150,000 foreign workers get work permits to come to Canada as temporary workers. Temporary workers help Canadian companies fill jobs where there are skill shortages and some work as a live-in caregiver. Certain occupations do not require a work permit or HRSDC validation. In some cases, temporary workers are able to work in Canada using a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV).
Once you have a job offer from a Canadian employer, the employer must take the next step in the process. In order to hire a foreign worker, Canadian Employers must first obtain a Labour Market Opinion (LMO). The LMO is an approval by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada that authorizes a Canadian employer to fill a position with a foreign worker. An LMO is not required in all cases.
Employers must complete the appropriate Labour Market Opinion application form. Applications that are not complete or are filled out incorrectly can cause delays. The employer must include the National Occupation Classification matrix. There are no government fees for obtaining an LMO. The processing time for a Labour Market Opinion is dependent on the type of employment and the province of employment. Processing times for a Labour Market Opinion can vary from a few weeks up to six months.
Once the employer has received a positive Labour Market Opinion, the employee must apply for a visa that will allow him/her to work in Canada. The work permit application must be submitted at a Canadian Embassy or consulate in a country where the employee has lived under legal status for at least one year. Prospective employees are allowed to bring their families under the work permit visa. Work permits allow only temporary work in Canada. The Work Permit application process is as follows:
Prospective employees must duly complete an application form. The application form must be completed accurately and truthfully.
Applicants must pay a government fee of $150 at the Embassy or Consulate that will be assessing their application.
A prospective employee must submit police clearances from all countries where he/she has lived in for more than six-months since turning 18. Medical exams can only be done with physicians authorized by the Canadian foreign mission as able to perform medical exams. Applicants who are married or have children must also have their spouses and children submit medical exams and police clearances (if applicable) even if they are not coming to Canada. If you fail to do this, you may experience problems later if you wishes to apply for permanent residency and wants to include your family in the application.
Work permits are processed faster for some categories of worker than others. Work permit approval really depends on the type of work that you want to do. The processing time varies among visa offices. Most applications are processed within 1 month. However, some visa offices can take longer. Applications that are incomplete or filled out incorrectly will be denied or delayed.