Canada is actively seeking foreign workers and professionals to help grow its strong national workforce. Whether you are looking for permanent or temporary work in Canada, or even if you are a Canadian employer seeking to bring in skilled professionals from abroad, below you will find some valuable online resources to help accomplish your goals.

In most cases, in order to work in Canada, the foreign worker will need a work permit. However, there are a number of circumstances where you may be able to work in Canada without a work permit. In addition, there are number of other ways to work in Canada without undergoing the traditional work permit application process, including work permits granted for working holidays, post-graduate work permits or permits issued under NAFTA.

Which Canadian work solution will meet your needs?

  • I am looking for work in Canada

    If you are looking for work in Canada or already have a job offer from a Canadian employer and are unsure of what to do next, we have the perfect tools to get you started. You may also wish to check out some of our great employment resources, such as our Job Search Tool, our Resume Builder, or our other Career Coaching Tools.

  • I already have a job offer in Canada

    If you have a job offer from a Canadian employer and are unsure of what to do next, check out our Work Permit Services to get an introduction on what you need to acquire the proper authorizations to work in Canada. We would be happy to assist you with the process from beginning to end. Please contact us so we can help you explore your options.

  • I am a Canadian business looking to hire a foreign worker

    If you are a Canadian employer who is looking to hire a worker from abroad, we would be happy to advise you on the proper steps to bring that worker to Canada. Our Work Permit specialists will discuss your business needs with you, the qualifications of the worker that you have in mind, and the options that you have for getting that worker to Canada. Depending on your needs, you may need to apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment. Alternatively, there may be specific programs that are geared toward addressing your needs on an expedited basis through an exemption, such as through an intra-company transfer. To see what options are available to you, contact us today and let us know about your business needs.

  • I am a currently studying or have recently graduated from a Canadian educational institution

    Depending on the amount of time that you have studied in Canada, you may be eligible for a post-graduation work permit in Canada. This program is an excellent opportunity for you to develop Canadian experience, especially if you are looking to apply for Canadian immigration under the Canadian Experience Class or Quebec Experience Class programs. Start your free assessment and be sure to let us know about your Canadian education.

  • I would like to work in Canada as an entrepreneur

    In addition to Entrepreneur Work Permits, be sure to look into Canada's Entrepreneur Start-Up Visa Program if you have business management or entrepreneurial experience. You should also explore our page about International Business Start-ups In Canada to learn more about using an intra-company transfer work permit to start a new business in Canada.

  • I would like to work in Canada as a self-employed individual

    There are a number of programs that allow self-employed individuals to work in Canada under certain circumstances. If you are looking to work in Canada on a self-employed basis, the process may be a bit complicated. However, we would be happy to assess your qualifications for working in Canada. Contact us to learn more about your options.

  • I am a citizen of the United States or Mexico

    Canada has a special relationship with the United States and Mexico that allows certain individuals to work in Canada. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) allows individuals to work in Canada under a NAFTA work permit. NAFTA is broken down into four categories, covering professionals, intra-company transfers, traders and investors, and allows such individuals to circumvent the traditional work permit process. Contact us today, and be sure to note that you are a citizen of the United States or Mexico.

  • I have a job offer in the province of Quebec

    The province of Quebec has its own requirements for working Quebec. To start, you are required to obtain a document called a CAQ as part of the process. You should also note that Quebec has its own list of occupations that allow for an expedited Labour Market Impact Assessment to be issued. We are familiar with the intricacies of immigration and work permit applications to the province of Quebec, with many of our specialists fluent in French. To benefit from our experience, contact us today and be sure to let us know that you have a job offer in the province of Quebec.

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Types of Canadian Work Permits

Standard Work Permits

These work permits require the employer to obtain a Labour Market Impact Assessment as part of the process.

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LMIA Exemptions

Certain circumstances allow for individuals to work in Canada without first obtaining a Labour Market Impact Assessment.

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NAFTA Work Permits

These permits are issued under the North American Free Trade Agreement, allowing work without a Labour Market Impact Assessment.

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Post-Graduation Work Permits

After graduating from a designated Canadian educational institution, international graduates may work in Canada for up to three years.

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International Experience Canada

Canada has a mutual agreement with many other countries that allow a number of individuals of a certain age to work in Canada for a time.

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Intra-Company Transfers

These permits will allow a company to bring certain employees to Canada from its offices abroad. These permits do not require a LMIA.

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Latest News

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    Today, July 19, Quebec’s Ministry of Immigration, Diversity, and Inclusion (MIDI) announced that the next intake period for the popular Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) will open on August 16, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. Montreal time, and will receive up to 5,000 applications. The intake period may remain open until August 22, or until the intake cap of 5,000 applicants is reached, whichever occurs soonest.

  • Canada’s Immigration Minister Commits to ‘Streamlining Things’ and ‘Getting rid of Silly Rules’

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