September 25, 2023


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Price, requirements, duration and how to process

Price, requirements, duration and how to process

(CNN Spanish) – WhatWho can work in Canada and how can a foreigner obtain a work permit or visa?

According to the Canadian government, although there are exceptions to working as a foreigner in Canada, a work permit is usually required. For example, you are a religious leader, artist, public speaker or health student.

In addition, since Canada has two types, the process depends on the type of permit required:

  • Open Work Permit: This permit allows you to work for any employer in Canada. Includes individuals who can apply for an open work permit Eligible international studentsStudents who are unable to purchase their studies, family members of those who have applied for permanent residency, spouse or partner of a skilled worker or international students, refugees, Among others.
  • Employer Specific Work Permit: This permit only allows you to work as stated in your work permit, which indicates the name of the employer you will be working for, how long you can work and where you will be working. For example, if you are an educator, a television or film producer, a professional athlete, or an entrepreneur, You may be eligible for an employer-specific work permit.

Government of Canada website There is a questionnaire It allows you to know the type of work permit you need, depending on the job you intend to do.

Eligibility requirements for work permit

Prior to applying for a work permit, a letter of employment, contract, and copy should be sent to the applicant Evaluation of the impact on the labor market (EIMT) and EIMT number.

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According to the Canadian governmentIn most cases, employers require EIMT, which is the documentation required to employ foreign workers. However, there are jobs that are exempt from the labor market impact assessment. For example: if they are under an international agreement – such as CUSMA (Agreement between Mexico, USA and Canada) or GATS (General Agreement relating to trade in services) -, exempt from termination by agreement between Canada and a province or territory or on the basis of “Canadian interests”.

However, even if a job is exempt from EIMT, the applicant must meet the eligibility requirements for the work permit. Therefore, no matter what type of job is requested, wherever requested, the person must:

  • Prove that you will be leaving Canada when your work permit expires
  • Show that you have enough money to cover your and your family’s expenses while you are staying in Canada and return to your home country
  • No history of criminal activity
  • Should not endanger the security of Canada
  • Have good health
  • Didn’t work for an employer who was listed as “not eligible”
  • I do not plan to work with an employer who regularly offers striptease, lab dance, escort services or erotic massages.
  • Provide the officer with any documents requested to prove that you can enter the country

One to apply for one person Agricultural work in CanadaThey must be eligible for a work permit and meet certain qualification conditions.

If you are eligible for a work permit, you can apply for it Online application. You must provide your biometric data upon submission.

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The Citizens of Venezuela They may need to complete additional steps when completing their application. For example, if the expiration date printed on the passport expires, you can add an explanatory letter to the application and add 5 years: “I am a Venezuelan citizen with a Venezuelan passport, which has been extended to 5 years.”

How do I find a job vacancy?

There is the Canadian government A working bank It lists Canadian employers who want to hire temporary foreign workers. Listed workers have already received or claimed EIMT.

Restrictions due to Govt-19

All travelers 5 years of age or older are required to submit proof of a negative Covit-19 test result to enter Canada due to a Covit-19 infection.

Evidence must be submitted even if fully vaccinated against Govt-19. However, temporary foreign workers who are fully vaccinated are exempt from isolation and testing on the eighth day.

In front Omicron variant of the corona virusGovernment of Canada Prohibited entry of foreign nationals Those who were in Botswana, Egypt, Swatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa and Zimbabwe 15 days before arriving in North America.