Acquiring a work permit under section 200 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR) in Canada is a detailed process that requires meeting specific eligibility criteria. Hereinbelow is a comprehensive guide, provided by seasoned immigration lawyers at LexLords Canada Immigration Lawyers:
Eligibility Criteria for Work Permit under Section 200 of IRPR
- Status in Canada: You must have a valid status in Canada.
- Job Offer: A valid job offer from a Canadian employer is mandatory.
- Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA): In most cases, the Canadian employer will need to get an LMIA from Employment and Social Development Canada.
- Health and security requirements: You must meet the health and safety requirements set out by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
- Experience and Skills: You need the required skill set and/or work experience for the job.
Application process for Work Permit under Section 200 of IRPR
- Gathering Documents: Compile all necessary documents including passport, proof of job offer, educational qualifications, etc.
- Filling the Application: Fill out the application for work permit diligently, ensuring all details are accurate.
- Avoid misrepresentation as it can lead to application refusal or even a ban from applying to Canada for five years.
- Paying Fees: Complete payment of processing fee for the work permit application.
- Submission of Application: Submit the application online or via mail as per preference.
- Status Tracking: You can track the status of your application online.
- Preparation for Arrival: Once your application is approved, prepare for arrival in Canada by gathering necessary documents and familiarising yourself with the Canadian customs and regulations.
Please note that this information is subject to change and should not be construed as legal advice. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, please consult with an immigration expert or lawyer.