Work in Canada allows foreign workers to qualify for permanent residence. The country’s population is ageing and there are not enough new workers to replace those who retire. As a result of such a demographic problem, the government of Canada allows Canadian employers to hire foreign workers. In order to work in Canada, a foreign national must obtain a work permit.
The employment of foreign workers is regulated under the two umbrella programs: Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and International Mobility Program (IMP). In addition, foreign nationals who filed a claim for refugee protection and are waiting for the decision about asylum in Canada may also get a work permit under Humanitarian and Compassionate grounds. Work permits can be open, which allow working for any employer, or employer- or occupation-restricted, allowing to work only for a specific employer or in a specific occupation
To apply for a work permit under the TFWP, a foreign national needs to find an employer who obtained a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). IMP-work permits are exempt from LMIA and are mainly intended for spouses of international students and foreign workers, sponsored spouses who are waiting for the decision on the sponsorship application within Canada, international graduates from Canadian colleges and universities and some other categories of foreigners.
Schindler Visa Services can help you to obtain a work permit appropriate in your case. We can also assist your employer to get an LMIA.
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