Work Permit & LMIA

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Over 100,000 temporary work permits are issued every year, and thousands more work in Canada without a work permit. Lets explore types of work permits and who is exempted from obtaining work permit and LMIA to work in Canada

Types of Work Permit

  • Open Work Permit

  • Employer-Specific Work Permit

There are some jobs which do not require work permit and, those jobs include clergy, crew members in the transportation industry, expert witnesses, performing artists, news reporters, film crews, and athletes and their coaches. 

Who does not require work permit to work in Canada?

LMIA (Labor Market Impact Assessment) formerly known as LMO (Labor Market Opinion)

A Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is a document that an employer in Canada may need to get before hiring a foreign worker. A positive LMIA will show that there is a need for a foreign worker to fill the job. It will also show that no Canadian worker is available to do the job. A positive LMIA is sometimes called a confirmation letter. For more detailed information on LMIA, Click here and, we will get back to you in next 24 hours

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A skilled work visa is for people who want to live and work in Canada.

Work (Skilled)

  • LMIA / Hiring Foreign workers

  • Open Work Permit

  • Employer Specific Work Permit

  • Live-in-caregiver