Foreign nationals will always find themselves welcome in Canada both by the state bodies and the Canadian people. Canadians are one of the most friendly and happy people who are also extremely accommodating. For the purpose of procuring a work permit to work in Canada, an applicant must apply under the Temporary worker program. Those who wish to work in Canada and immigrate to Canada on that account must have a strong submission, appropriate education, work experience, training and language ability. Applicants would also require an arranged employment to be able to apply under this program.
If you interested in visiting Canada to find a job, you must show proof of some interviews that are scheduled during the time of your visit in Canada. Additionally, you must also convincingly demonstrate that you intend to be in Canada temporarily and gave strong ties to your native country, or country of residence. You must also demonstrate that you are financial stable and would be able to support yourself during your stay in Canada. In case you are applying at the port-of-entry, then you can show your return ticket and prove that you have the intention of returning. It is best to contact an immigration legal firm if you intend to travel to Canada for employment opportunities. Any legal firm in business for many years would be able to help you. A law firm, such as ours, also has its own network through which they might get you some contacts that you can see during your visit.
Types of Work Permits: A visitor cannot start working in Canada without getting a valid work permit. There are different work permits as per the skill set of the individual. The various types of work permits are –
- The Temporary Foreign Work Program: Under the Immigration, Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), a foreign worker can conveniently shift to Canada by obtaining a positive LMIA. Whether an LMIA-exempt category is applicable or nor can be determined after an initial examination of the case. If no such category applies, then the Service Canada, upon application, determines if there is a paucity of human resources locally leading to the need for a temporary foreign worker. Once a positive LMIA is received, a foreign national can apply for a work permit.
- The International Mobility Program: In the second procedure, i.e., the IMP (International Mobility Program), work permits do not require an LMIA. This includes work permits under the mentioned categories – spousal, post-graduation, intra-company transfers, global work permits for youth, NAFTA and other free trade agreements, and many more. The International Experience Canada program is also a part of this program. The IEC permits applicants from abroad to obtain work permits for a couple of years if they are between 18-30 years (or 18-35 for some countries).
It is best to consult an immigration lawyer while assessing your potential as a foreign worker. An experienced immigration lawyer will lay out the best possibilities for you to choose from and will also help you to make a compelling submission for nomination, or for an arranged employment. That can make your immigration to Canada a very smooth and hassle-free process.