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How to get a Work abroad Visa and Permit in Canada

According to the most recent statistics, it’s recorded that every year over 200,000 foreign workers migrate to work in Canada on a temporary work abroad permit or visa. However, immigrants don’t need to undergo the point-based assessment as the Canadian work visa also known as the Canadian work permit is the key to working in Canada.

To obtain a temporary work visa or permit, there are some criteria on a checklist to be granted a work abroad visa or permit. Also, before you can travel to Canada, depending on the country of citizenship, you’ll need to get a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV).

Labour Market Impact Assessment should be obtained, If necessary

Most job offers require the employer to apply for the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). The LMIA is obtained from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). So, the employer must cooperate with the employee to complete this process. However, some job offers don’t require LMIA; these are LMIA exempt work permit, meaning you can work in Canada with just the work abroad visa.

Once a positive or neutral LMIA is granted, the Canadian employer would then provide a copy of the LMIA to the employee, which would be used to apply for the work abroad visa or permit in Canada. After the above process is satisfied, then you can apply for a work abroad visa or permit for Canada. I already published an article that details everything you need to know about Labour Market Impact Assessment, I advise you to go through it.

Applying for work abroad visa or permit

  1. Simply Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) to apply for a work abroad visa or permit in Canada
  2. Submit your LMIA approved letter
  3. Depending on your country, you may need to obtain the temporary resident visa
  4. Monitor your application status and processing time
  5. Work abroad visa granted.

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LMIA Exempt Job offers

As stated above, some job offers don’t require employees to obtain the LMIA letter in other to apply for a work visa in Canada. Below is a checklist;

  1. ​International Agreements (NAFTA, GATS, Canada-Columbia FTA, Canada-Peru FTA)
  2. Entrepreneurs/Self-Employed Candidates
  3. Religious Workers
  4. Academics
  5. Intra-Company Transferees
  6. French-Speaking Skilled Workers
  7. Spouse and Dependents Of Foreign Workers
  8. International Exchange Programs
  9. Provincial LMIA Exemptions, etc.

Read also: Universities Offering Scholarships in Canada for International Students

Job offers that don’t require a work visa or permit in Canada

Some other job offers don’t require you to get even the work abroad visa or permit in Canada. In my previous article, I revealed 20 jobs for immigrants in Canada that don’t require a work visa or permit. I advise you to go through the content so if your job offer falls into that category, you won’t need to stress yourself over getting a work visa or permit. Also, you can get to work while studying in Canada, read articles on how to get a study permit or visa in Canada.

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  1. I want to take advantage of the program to work in Canada. How can your organization be a help? What are the requirements? What is the duration to complete the process?

    • Firstly, you need to apply for a job in Canada, check the work abroad category for job opportunity, once you get one, you can then apply for a work permit and LMIA in the process. Let me know if you need further assistance.

  2. Thanks for the opportunity. I am prince jlateh from liberia .I will like to work in any of the available jobs .How can you be a help?

  3. I would like to stay in Canada because I don’t see any future in Africa especially for people like me who come from Rwanda I just wish I can stay somewhere like in Canada so that I can study and work there and build a bright future from there

  4. Hello! I am a Liberian , Will like to study abroad most especially Canada. I am so happy to meet this opportunity. Interested in studying civil engineering and also a undergraduate. How can are apply?

  5. I want to study in Canada for a brighter feature and to see myself and my family succeeding in live through the power of God. Because were I am the education sector is stressful to reach my dream.

  6. I want to take advantage of the program to work in Canada. How can your organization be a help? What are the requirements? What is the duration to complete the process?

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