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February 17, 2023

Canada Work Permit

If you are a foreigner or an overseas worker wish to work in Canada’s ever-booming job market, you would require a work permit. The work permit enables you to work and stay in Canada till the time it expires. Here we’ll talk about how Canadian Work Permit can benefit you and your family, the types of work permits, the application process and requirements, and most importantly how you can take your dependents to Canada as well. If you wish to learn more on the same topic visit B-imm.com.

One can obtain a work permit through 2 programs, namely, the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and International Mobility Program (IMP). If you get a positive LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment), you can get a work permit under the TFWP. IMP on the other hand does not require a positive LMIA. 

Now you must be wondering, why would one want to work in Canada? Our answer for the same is, why not?

Why work in Canada?

Getting Access to Canadian Citizenship:

The Canadian passport is one of the most valuable passports in the world. It gives you access to many different nations without a visa. You can also enjoy the Canadian citizen perks with that as well. It is easy to secure Canadian Citizenship as they are incredibly immigration friendly. Once you get your PR, you can apply for Citizenship halfway through. Once you get the PR and eventually Citizenship, you’ll also be eligible for Canadian retirement benefits. 

Employee benefits:

Unlike third-world countries, the labor laws in Canada are very strict. You can enjoy 40 hours work week and get paid more than what you get in India. Canadian Employers also have to keep the minimum wage guidelines in mind. This ensures that you’ll get the same treatment as other Canadian workers. The average pay for a person in Canada is 50000-60000 CAD with 4 weeks of paid leaves. 

Relaxed Immigration Policies:

Even though the filing and documentation process is complex and confusing, the Canadian Immigration policies, as stated above, are incredibly friendly. If you’re a skilled worker, chances are you’ll receive your work permit in no time. This will also help you get a high paid job. The PR process for skilled workers is straightforward too. 

Booming Job Market:

Some jobs that are paid the bare minimum in India are high in demand in Canada. Jobs like the following are considered low profile in India, but they earn there as much as a good-paying Indian Job.

  • Line cook
  • Server, waiter, waitress
  • Baker
  • Food service supervisor
  • Cook
  • Roofers/Roofing Labour
  • Caregivers
  • Housekeeping Supervisors
  • Front Office Manager
  • F & B Supervisors
  • Retail Foodservice 
  • Sand Blasters
  • Kitchen Helpers
  • Apprentice Tile Settler
  • Software engineer
  • ROR Fullstack Developer
  • Front End Developer

Other High paying jobs are available in India but due to competition, you may not score them. Competition in Canada is relatively low. Jobs like the following are very high in demand in the Canadian Job market. They pay approximately 35-110k CAD per year. 

  • Sales Representative
  • Accountant
  • Engineering Project Manager
  • IT Project Manager
  • Account Manager
  • Software engineer
  • HR
  • Customer Service Executive 
  • Administrative Assistant

How can the Canadian Work Permit benefit you?

  • Work and study in Canada
  • Earning in Canadian Dollars
    PR opportunities
  • You can even bring your dependents
  • You can either work under a specific employer mentioned in your work permit or you can look for jobs in the open market based on your work permit.

Types of Canadian Work Permits

Types of Canadian Work Permits
Types of Canadian Work Permits

There were two ways to secure a Canadian work permit through two different programs, there are many different kinds of work permits. 

How to Apply for a Canadian Work Permit?

Now that we know all the types of work visas available to us along with the benefits and perks of Canadian Visas in general, we can proceed to the application part. 

There are numerous ways to apply for a Canadian Work Permit, as, there are many pathways a person can choose. The eligibility and the documents are generally the same though. 

Eligibility Requirements

These requirements are more of a proof, a statement, or guidelines that one must adhere to once they step foot on Canadian soil. 

  1. The intent of leaving, or the proof of the fact that you will leave Canada once your work permit expires and are not coming to the country for permanent immigration.
  2. You need to show proof that you have enough funds available to sustain in Canada.
  3. You must be in good health and undergo a medical examination.
  4. You must show that you are not a threat to Canadian society. 
  5. You must meet all the other eligibility criteria like language skills, biometrics, and insurance. 
  6. And most importantly, you will abide by the guidelines and restrictions mentioned on the work permit. 

Documents Required

This is one of the most important things when it comes to Candian Work Permits. The documents are highly specific, meaning the format or requirements of the documents are very specific. All the needed documents are listed below:

  1. Proof of identity (Passport with travel history) and 2 photographs
  2. Proof of employment in Canada (the Offer of employment number, copy of LMIA and copy of employment contract, proof of eligibility for the job)
  3. Proof of Relationship with the accompanying members of the family
  4. Background documentation
  5. Completed application & consulate fees*

*Fee can vary depending on the type of work permit you apply for.


There are 4 major steps when it comes to the main application process. 

Step 1: Gather the Documents

All the important needed documents are listed above. Make sure that the documents are updated and new. It is important to check the validity of the documents, especially your passport. It must be valid for your entire stay and must not expire in between. 

Step 2: Fill Out the Forms

  1. Application For Work Permit Made Outside of Canada (IMM 1295) (PDF, 465.84KB)
  2. Document Checklist (IMM 5488) (PDF, 316.89KB)
  3. Family Information (IMM 5645 or IMM 5707)
  4. Statutory Declaration of Common-law Union (IMM 5409) (PDF, 636.51KB), if it applies to you
  5. Use of a Representative (IMM 5476) (PDF, 648.31KB), if it applies to you
  6. Authority to release personal information to a designated individual (IMM 5475) (PDF, 593.57KB), if it applies to you

These are all the necessary forms that one must be filled out with correct and accurate information. Any discrepancy or false information can result in many problems, hence the forms should be filled out very carefully and accurately. 

Step 3: Application Fee Payment

With the necessary documents being submitted and all the forms filled out, the next step is to pay the application fee and biometrics fee. There may be three separate fees to pay:

an application processing fee, an open work permit holder fee, and a biometric fee.

Fees for all the people accompanying the person are also to be paid in this step only. 

Step 4: Submit the application

All the things are sorted, and you are ready to submit the application. The Canadian Authorities will reach back to you if some things are not met or if something is missing. You must submit a change in information query if the same happens after you submit your application. According to the current scenario, you can expect an answer (if your occupation has a higher value in the NOC list) within 8 months of application. 

Dependent Visa and Details

The best part about the Canadian work permit is that the government allows the work permit-issued person to bring their dependents to the country as well. You can bring your spouse and/or children to Canadian Territories if you have a job offer from a Canadian Employer along with an open work permit. 

Your children will be eligible to study in Canadian Institutions as they’ll receive a study permit meanwhile your spouse can also apply for an open work permit to work in Canada as well. 

Dependents as a term comprise of the following:

  1. Spouse, spousal or common-law partners over the age of 16
  2. Both parents and grandparents
  3. Dependent children, including adopted children (under 22 and unmarried/without a common-law partner)
  4. Children under 18 whom you’d like to adopt
  5. Siblings, nephews and nieces, children under 18, orphans, and unmarried
  6. Other relatives who reside in or outside Canada

Requirements for a Dependent Visa:

  1. You need to prove that you have enough amount of funds with you to take care of your dependents and yourselves while staying and working in Canada. 
  2. The sponsored child must be under 22, unmarried/without a common-law partner, adopted/biological, and must be dependent on you financially. 
  3. Birth certificates, marriage certificates, and adoption certificates are allowed to prove your relationship with the person. 
  4. All the dependents must undergo a medical examination and get a police clearance certificate. 

Beyond Immigration and Canadian Work Permit

We at Beyond Immigration aim at completing your dreams of working in Canada. We deal with all kinds of work visas and dependent visas as well. We will take care of all your worries so you don’t have to deal with the complicated process of documentation and application. Our expert professionals will help you and your family to stay and work in the elite Great White North!

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