To come to Canada as a temporary foreign worker, you must get a work permit. There are different kinds of work permits.
If you are not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you need a work permit to work legally in Canada.
In general, you need to apply for a work permit from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) or a Canadian visa office before you come to Canada. For these work permits:
You need to get a job offer from a Canadian employer before you apply.
The employer must apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).
ESDC will decide whether the employer can hire a foreign worker to fill the job.
Do you have a Canadian job offer and need a Work Permit?
In almost all cases, individuals with a job offer from a Canadian employer must secure a Temporary Work Permit to perform work in Canada.
A Temporary Work Permit may be issued for a period of time ranging from a few days to a few years. In most cases, the process of applying for a Work Permit is twofold. First, the Canadian employer must receive government permission to hire outside Canada. Once this permission has been granted, the designated employee must apply for and receive his/her Work Permit.
A Work Permit granted for a specific job in Canada will be tied to that job. Consequently, an employee may only work for the employer specified on his or her Work Permit. If he or she finds different employment and does not yet have permanent resident status, he or she must apply for and receive a new Work Permit before performing another job in Canada.
There are a number of different ways to secure a Work Permit. Depending on one’s nationality, occupation, and intended work in Canada, there may be possibilities for expediting the process.
Extend or change the conditions on your work permit
If you have a work permit that’s about to expire or you need to make changes to it, you need to apply to extend it or change the conditions on it. You need to apply at least 30 days before your current work permit expires.
You can’t extend your work permit beyond the expiry date of your passport.
Government fee from $155
Representation fee from $349
Biometrics collection fee starting from $85
Medical examination maybe required for this type of application
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