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Do I require an eTA or Temporary Resident Visa (visitor visa) to work in Canada?

The answer depends on the citizenship of the foreign worker. Some foreign nationals require an eTA or visitor visa to be authorized to travel to Canada. Therefore, foreign workers from…

Am I required to complete a medical exam to obtain a work permit in Canada?

The answer depends on the following factors: Whether you wish to work in a sector where the protection of public health is a priority, including professions in healthcare, childcare, or…

Can I apply for a work permit at the port of entry?

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the travel restrictions the Government of Canada has put in place in response, including the closure of the Canadian border, most foreign nationals…

What types of activities are considered “work”?

Work may be any activity that you are either: Paid to do; or You are not paid, but it is a job you would either: Normally be paid for; or…

What is considered “low-skilled” work in Canada?

Low-skilled or semi-skilled work generally includes work in the trades, primary and manufacturing industries, sales and services, as well as specific clerical and assistant roles. Employment and Social Development Canada…

What is considered “skilled work” in Canada?

Skilled work is any work that requires special skills, training, qualifications and experience in a certain field or trade. More specifically, Employment and Social Development Canada (“ESDC”) has categorized skilled…

What is a Labour Market Impact Assessment and why do I need to obtain one to hire a temporary foreign worker?

A Labour Market Impact Assessment (“LMIA) is essentially an opinion from Employment and Social Development Canada (“ESDC”) that permits a Canadian employer to hire a foreign worker rather than a…

How long may a work permit be issued for?

Generally, the maximum period that a work period can be issued for is thirty-six (36) months. The validity period of the work permit will further depend on the following three…

Do I need a job offer to work in Canada?

Generally, yes. A foreign worker is required to have a valid job offer from a Canadian employer to secure a work permit. However, the exception lies where the foreign national…