Work in Canada

Do you want to work in Canada? 

FARHA CONSULTING assists you during the process.

 

Foreign workers and professionals: Canada is looking for skilled workers. To work in Canada, you will need to obtain a temporary work permit.

 

As soon as you get a job offer from a Canadian company, you can apply, and we will be there to guide you.

WHAT CRITERIA FOR APPLYING FOR A
WORK PERMIT

Standard work permit, working holiday visa, post-diploma work permit…

 

Many solutions exist to allow you to carry out your professional project in Canada. We are here to guide you and verify that all the requirements are met to obtain your work permit.

 

The Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) services observe several criteria on the work permit applicant's file: 

- Have a job offer in Canada 

- The proposed job offer corresponds to the candidate's diploma or experience 

- The nationality of the candidate 

- The candidate's current country of residence 

- The jurisdiction where the candidate will exercise his employment 

- Any permits and authorizations necessary to exercise this job

 

These criteria are the basis of your application for a work permit. It is from these elements that the ESDC will decide to issue (or not) the long-awaited permit. For this, it will also be necessary to respect the steps of the procedure.

THE 4 STEPS TO WORKING
IN CANADA

To get the work permit you want, you and your future employer will have to follow a few steps so that the procedure goes smoothly. 

STEP 1 

The employer requests a labor market impact study (LMIA), with some exceptions

STEP 2 

The employer extends the job offer to the international labour market

STEP 3 
 

Foreign worker applies for work permit

STEP 4

 

The work permit is issued

You are a company ?

We can assist you during

the process of recuiting

foreign workers.

THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF WORK PERMIT

Standard work permit 

The standard work permit is, as the name suggests, the most common document. Each year, nearly 200,000 foreign workers come to Canada with this permit issued by the Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) services.

 

NAFTA work permits 

US and Mexican citizens can apply for a NAFTA work permit, as provided for in the North American Free Trade Agreement. The advantage: companies do not have to carry out a Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). This agreement only concerns 3 types of workers: the listed professions, internal company transfers, businesspeople and investors.

 

International experience Canada 

Through mutual agreements with other countries, Canada promotes the mobility of young workers. This program concerns young people between 18 and 35 years old. This can take three forms: 

- Holiday / Work Visa 

- Young professionals 

- Co-op internships abroad. 

The duration may vary depending on the form chosen and the agreement between each country.

 

Intercompany transfers 

For intercompany transfers, we assist both companies and employees in the process.

You can find more details on our FOREIGN COMPANIES page.

Post-diploma work permit 

Are you a graduate of a Canadian institution? If the institution is referenced by the post-diploma work permit, then you can apply for it.

 

You can find more details on our STUDY IN CANADA page.

BE EXEMPTED FROM A LABOR MARKET IMPACT ASSESSMENT (LMIA)

For any employer, the first step is to obtain a labor market impact study, with a positive result. However, there are a few situations where this is not necessary: 

- International agreements (ex: NAFTA) 

- entrepreneurs Candidate / self-employed workers 

- Transfers within a company 

- International exchange programs 

- Dependents of foreign workers 

- Religious workers 

- Academics (researchers, guest lecturers and visiting professors.) 

- Provincial LMIA exemptions

 

If the company you are going to work for falls into one of these categories, then you will not need a labor market impact study.

CONDITIONS FOR WORKING IN CANADA WITHOUT A WORK PERMIT

What are the cases where a foreign worker does not need to apply for a temporary work permit?

 

Canadian institutions have listed several situations that do not require a work permit.

 

Here they are: 

- Workers on business visits 

- Employees for short-term work (15 to 30 days) 

- Employees of foreign companies, signing contracts with Canadian companies.

- Foreign representatives and their family members 

- Military personnel 

- The diplomats 

- American officers responsible for the application of cross-border maritime laws

 

However, being exempt from a work permit does not mean being exempt from a visa, like a temporary resident visa.

 

>>>  See all visa information.

OUR ASSISTANCE 
FOR WORK PERMIT

At FARHA CONSULTING, we assist both workers and companies

throughout the work permit procedure. 

 

Preliminary study of your application file 

 

First, we review your application and assess your eligibility for one (or more) of the programs.

 

This study defines your chances of success in obtaining a Canadian work permit.

 

The study of the job offer 

Next step: once you receive a job offer, we verify that it meets the requested criteria and will be taken into account by the Canadian authorities.

 

Monitoring of administrative procedures 

Our experts assist you in the preparation of administrative forms in order to apply for a work permit. Of course, our goal is to advise you on the documents to provide so that your file is the most complete and attractive.

 

We are convinced that integration starts from the first steps.

 

Therefore, we are committed to advising you and assisting you in the best way to obtain your work permit and so that you can realize your professional projects. 

 

We offer personalized assistance during the process.

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