How to apply and get Canadian Work Permit without stress in 2021
Getting a work permit is one of the easiest ways to migrate to Canada in 2021, as such the question “how to apply and get a Canadian work permit without stress in 2021” becomes a valid one.
So, as an intended Canadian immigrant, I bring to you all the information you need to know on how to apply and get a Canadian work permit that can transcend to having a permanent residence later in the future.
What are the types of Canadian work permits?
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There are two major Canadian work permits. They are:
- Employer-specific work permit
- Postgraduate open work permit
Employer-Specific Work Permit
This Employer Specific work permit allows you to work for a specific employer in Canada in agreement with the conditions stated in the work permit:
Information contained in the work permit includes:
- The name of your employer
- The location of the job
- The duration which you will live and work in Canada
Open Work Permit
This particular type of work permit allows you to work for any employer at any location in Canada; here you are tiled down to any specific employer or job. But the job must be a legit one that lies by the laws of the land.
What are the documents required for one to apply and get a Canadian work permit without stress in 2021?
The documents include:
- A valid travel passport or document
- Proof of offered job/letter of employment
- Proof of funds (basically for IEC visa applicants);
- Police clearance certificate (no older than 6-months
In the case where your work permit program requires a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), you will be required to submit the following documents.
- A copy of the LMIA provided by your employer and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).
- A letter of the job offer from your employer.
In the case where your work permit program will not require a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) you be required to submit the following documents:
- A copy of your Employment to a Foreign National Exempt from a Labour Market Impact Assessment [IMM5802 document].
- A copy of your employment contract.
In addition to the above documents, you will be requiring to fill a “Work Permit made Outside of Canada (IMM 1295)”. This includes filling “the Family Information form (IMM 5707),”
Steps to applying for a Canadian work permit in 2021
Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, everything has been pushed online including the application process. So filling of your profile will be done online. However, you will be required to do your biometrics in a designated office in the Canadian embassy in your respective countries.
Furthermore, you can also fill and submit your application offline if you don’t want to do online.
However, the online application is beneficial to the other because, in the online application, there is no:
- No courier fees
- No mail delivery times,
- You can quickly upload any required document without delay
- You can easily track and check your application status.
After application, the next is biometrics. Once your application has been accepted, you will be sent a notification to come for your biometrics. The date, time and venue for the capturing will also be sent to you.
However, you will be required to pay some fees. To process your application and biometrics capturing, you will need to pay a good sum of money. So prepare ahead.
After the biometric capturing, you will be called upon for an interview with an immigration officer in your designated country. This interview will require you to provide a medical exam. This including your COVID 19 test status and vaccination certificate.
If successfully approved, you will be sent a letter either to your email or through your immigration agency. That letter is a letter of confirmation that states that you are allowed to work in Canada and the list of conditions; you will be required to abide by.
However, this confirmation letter does not equate to your work permit. the customs officials will immediately issue your work permit you arrive in Canada.
The issued work permit will clearly state the type of work you are permitted to do, the employer you will work under, where (description of the office) you will be working and the duration of time you can legally work in Canada.
I hope this article, “how to apply and get a Canadian work permit without stress in 2021” is helpful. We look forward to hearing from you.