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Work Permit

Canada accepts applications from creative professionals who want to help develop the country’s business climate and community. This venture has prompted a large number of future employees to pursue their dreams.

Employment permits can be obtained by meeting the requirements for the job and completing the application process.

A work permit is a legal document that allows an international worker to legally work in Canada. Most international temporary employees, with a few exceptions, need this document in order to operate. Because of your country of origin, residency, or citizenship, you may need a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) to enter Canada.

There are two different types of work permits:

Open Work Permit

An open work permit allows you to work for any employer in Canada, with the exception of those that have violated job standards or companies that participate in the sex trade, such as strip clubs, escort services, or exotic massage parlours. Since an open work permit isn’t job-specific, you won’t need a favourable Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) to apply.


If you are in one of the following cases, you might be qualified for an open work permit:

Employer-Specific Work Permit:

This type of work permit allows a foreign worker to work for a specific employer for a set period of time. This form of work permit would list the name of the employer for which you are permitted to work, as well as the period and location of the work, if applicable. It’s also known as a closed-work visa, and it’s usually accompanied by a job offer from a Canadian employer and a positive LMIA proving that no Canadian citizen or permanent resident is available to do the job.


There are some general requirements which may fulfil