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What is a work permit?
In order to work in Canada, the foreign national needs a work permit. However, there are circumstances that you may be able to work in Canada without a work permit.
There are 2 types of work permit: open work permits and employer specific work permits
Open work permit allows you work for any employer in Canada except those

  • Who is listed as ineligible on the list of employers who have failed to comply with the conditions OR

  • Who offers striptease, erotic dance, escort services or erotic massages

  • The most common example is the post graduate work permit (PGWP)

Closed work permit: often called employer specific work permit. An employer specific work permit allows you to work according to the conditions set out on your work
permit such as the following:

  • The name of the employer the applicant is allowed to work for

  • How long the applicant can work

  • The location where the applicant can work

  • The most common example is LMIA work permit

Why should you work in Canada?

Canada is a popular destination for foreign nationals who are seeking employment opportunities. With tens of thousands of jobs created each month, Canada has a very low unemployment rate compared to other developed countries. Canada ranks high in modern technologies and is rapidly advancing, making this the best place for IT professionals and computer scientists.

Depending on your nationality, work experience and education, there are varied work permit options to come to Canada for work. In addition to employer-sponsored work permits, there are several work permits options available to foreign workers who do not yet have a job offer, including working holidays, post-graduate work permits, and open spousal work permits.

In order to work in Canada, it is necessary to ensure you have the proper authorization as it can affect future immigration applications.


If you are interested in working in Canada, fill out a form or schedule a consultation so we can help you determine which pathway is best suited for you.

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