Work Permit Inside Canada

Work Permit Inside Canada

You need a Canadian work permit if you are a foreign national and wish to work in Canada. To work temporarily in Canada, the majority of international workers require a work permit.


There are mainly two types of work permits:

  • Open Work Permit
  • Employer or Industry-specific Work Permit (Closed-Work Permit)


You may work in Canada under the terms of your permit with an employer-specific work permit (closed-work permit):

  • Time duration of Work Permit.
  • Location
  • Name of the specific employer.


A closed-work permit is another name for this kind of employment. It is contingent upon the applicant receiving a work offer from a Canadian company, accompanied by a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) that demonstrates that no Canadian citizen is now available to fill the position. This is a requirement for employment in Canada. In order to meet their special demands, Canadian firms temporarily recruit overseas workers. This work permit includes some categories that qualify for employer-specific work permits.

Open Work Permit

With an Open Work Permit, candidates can work in Canada for any authorized employer; there are no job restrictions. A job offer or a favorable Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from the applicant were not necessary for an Open Work Permit.

Open Work Permit May Be Applied By:

  • Spouses or common-law partners of international students enrolled full-time in academic programmes
  • A temporary foreign worker’s spouse or common-law partner who works in a level O, A, or B occupation. The National Occupation Classification claims that (NOC)
  • International graduates from post-secondary institutions in Canada.
  • A potential resident who has applied for permanent status.

How To Apply

  • Step 1: The application for a labour market impact assessment is the first step in getting a permission to work.
  • Step 2: After receiving a favourable LMIA, the applicant may apply for a work visa in Canada.

Basic Eligibility Requirements To Obtain A Temporary Work Permit.

  • You have a working work permit and are presently residing in Canada.
  • Graduated from a university or college in Canada
  • You are awaiting CIC to handle your application for permanent residence.

Program Under The Open Work Permit Category:

  • World Youth Program Permit
  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program Spouse Permit
  • Regular Open Work Permit
  • Bridging Open Work Permit
  • Temporary Work Permit for spouses and partners
  • Post-graduation Work Permit
  • Temporary Resident Permit

General Eligibility Requirements

  • Good health and, if necessary, a medical examination
  • No work plan with an employer who is designated as ineligible
  • Evidence that you have the resources necessary to support your family and yourself
  • No history of criminal behavior


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The best employment prospects exist in Canada, so if you’re interested in working there or want to learn more about how to apply for a work permit, contact us. Our immigration and visa professionals are the best experts on the immigration procedure. We are aware of the needs and offer our clients the most practical answer.