In order to work in the provinces of canada each and every person requires a work approval in the form of work-permits. These are usually provided if certain conditions are met. And usually all the foreign immigrants who are not under the permanent residency or Citizens of canada require this document in order to work in canada.

In order to apply for a work permit applicants usually need a job offer. There are different ways of getting work permits like if someone is coming to canada for studies they can apply for work-permits and another way is LMIA which is Labour Market Impact Assessment.Work permits are employer specific, unless a worker has an open work permit.  If a worker wants to change employers, they must obtain a new Work Permit before performing another job in Canada.  Canadian work permits are also limited in duration. The maximum duration for a work-permit is four years or 48 months. As the time duration completes they will have to leave the country and cannot work in canada for another four years.

They also have open work permits which are different from other work permits. In this there is no specification for a particular job or employer.In this applicant can work for any employer and they do not have to restrict to one particular employer and can do any job. In these cases there is no need for LMIA and job offers.

As per Canadian immigration regulations, Open Work Permits may be applied for by:

  • Spouses or common-law partners of temporary foreign workers in a level 0, A or B occupation, according to the National Occupation Classification (NOC);
  • The spouses or common-law partners of foreign students engaged in full-time study;
  • International students who have recently graduated from a Canadian post-secondary institution

So these are some of the ways by which an applicant can apply for work-permits in order to work in Canada.

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