In addition, some countries may require individuals to obtain a temporary resident visa. A work permit is issued if the application is approved. It is important to note, the processing time of an application may vary from one visa office to another. Work Permit Requirements In order to qualify for a work permit, individuals must show the officer that you meet the requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act IRPA and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations and that you will be in Canada for a temporary stay. You must also: Prove to the immigration officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your employment. Show proof that you have enough money during your stay in Canada to take care of yourself and your family members and plan to return home.

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Most people currently residing outside of Canada who wish to work in Canada temporarily - and who are not "business visitors" - need to complete a work permit application ; the IMM application is the standard work permit form.

A business visitor is anyone who is travelling to Canada for business but who will not "directly enter the Canadian labour market". Business visitors are those who are attending conferences, meetings, and the like. There are many professional occupations that are normally exempt from requiring work permits. In order to practice one of the below professions in Canada temporarily, you may need to get some other form of permission to enter Canada, such as a visa.

Here is the list: Athletes and their coaches Aviation inspectors and accident investigators Clergy Convention organizers Crew members of planes, boats, buses and trucks, as long as you are working on vehicles owned by a foreign company and you are working as crew Diplomats Emergency Service Providers assisting with disasters Expert witnesses or investigators coming to testify some Health Care students provided you meet the criteria Judges for international competitions Performing artists provided you meet the criteria Professors and other academic experts Public speakers attending events less than 5 days long Foreign Students working on campus require a different kind of work permit If you are eligible to apply for an "open work permit", you still have to complete this form.

If you are currently in Canada, you should not use this form. If you hire a representative, such as Immigroup , to help you with your application, the representative will often provide you with the forms. IRCC provides instructions for applying online so here we will cover what to do with the pdf form. Also, to apply online you must possess a scanner and have a valid credit card.

If your browser is up to date and you have the current plugin, you can complete the pdf in your browser and then print it off. If not, you should "save a copy" or download it. Once you have done that, you can complete the form on your computer, or you can print off the form and complete it by hand. You must also pick which language you want Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada to respond to you in. Canada is a bilingual country and the federal government must provide service in either English or French.

Personal Details IRCC needs to confirm your identity, so in this section your vital information, such as your full name and your citizenship. The residence questions are used to establish if you have lived in Canada within the past few years. If you have previously worked in Canada on a work permit, you may not be eligible to work in Canada until the proper time has elapsed.

You must provide your marital information regardless of whether or not your spouse - if you have one - is accompanying you. You must also provide your native language and your passport information.

Contact Information In case there are issues with your application, IRCC will need to get in touch with you, so you must provide current contact information. The information you provide in this section will be the only information IRCC uses in any correspondence they send to you. Details of Intended Work in Canada This form is used for multiple types of work permits.

If you are applying under a specific program, you should select that here. You must also attach your job offer if applicable. Education and Employment Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada needs information about your education and employment history so that they confirm you are being hired for an appropriate position. Background Information People who wish to come to Canada re subject to certain standards: Canada will not accept those with criminal histories, with certain medical conditions, or those who have attempted to immigrate to Canada illegally.

If you are bringing family members with you, they must complete their own forms if they are intending to work in Canada. You should note that, in addition to the forms listed at the beginning of this article, your local visa office may require you to submit additional documents. If you are not using a representative, you should contact the local office to get all the details.

For the complete list of where to apply, see the end of this article. Result: Work Permit Vs. Temporary Resident Visa If your application is approved, you will either be issued a work permit or a temporary resident visa TRV. If you are from a country whose nationals do not normally require a visa to enter Canada, you will be issued a work permit and then you will be able to travel to Canada.

If you are from a country whose nationals normally require a visa to enter Canada, you will be issued a temporary resident visa TRV and you will receive your work permit at the port of entry as you entering Canada provided you are granted entry.

If your application is denied, you will be informed in writing. Citizens of the following countries do not need a visitor visa to visit Canada, provided they are carrying valid, correct travel documents: Andorra.


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