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In accordance with section 196 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, it is necessary for all foreign nationals who wish to work in Canada to have a work permit. A Canada work permit is not a Permanent Residency but once a person works in Canada for a stipulated period of time, they can apply for a Permanent Residency. However, until then one remains on temporary status in Canada. Work permit for Canada allows one to work in Canada and thus gives status related to work only. One would still need other permissions to stay or remain in Canada.
There are two types of work permits: employer-specific work permits and open work permits. Employer specific work permit allows the foreign worker to work in Canada for a specific employer as per certain conditions mentioned on the Canada work permit. In most cases, the employer needs to procure a LMIA before the worker submits the application for an employer-specific work permit for Canada. An open work permit allows the worker to work in Canada for any employer, except the ones who are listed as ineligible for not complying with the regulatory conditions. However, there are specified situations under which the workers can obtain an open work permit for Canada.
Obtaining a Canada work permit for a position that matches all criteria can be an overwhelming process. Our RCIC is qualified and knowledgeable to help you reach your professional goals. Being certified by ICCRC (now transitioned to CICC), they are able to follow all due diligence while applying for your work permit for Canada and ensure that you are able to work in Canada without any hassles. Further, if you decide to make Canada your home and apply for Permanent Residency, then we can also assist you with your PR process through an express entry or any other suitable program for you.
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