Frequently asked questions about work in Canada.
- A temporary job offer is an offer of Canadian employment that is made for a specific period of time – 6 months, 1 year, etc… You can only begin working, in most cases, after you receive a Temporary Work Permit.
- A permanent job offer is an offer of Canadian employment that is made for an indeterminate period of time. You can only begin working after you receive your Canada Immigration Visa.
- Increased opportunity for a successful application under the Skilled Worker/ Professional category and the Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) category.
- Canadian Immigration Visa Offices "fast-track" applications submitted under the Skilled Worker/ Professional category, where the applicant has received a validated job offer from a Canadian employer. Likewise, priority processing is given to all applications submitted under the Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) category. In both situations a Canada Immigration Visa should be issued in less than one year unless there are medical and/or security issues.
- Under the Skilled Worker/ Professional category, if you do not have at least one year (within the last 10 years) of paid work experience in one of these 29 qualifying occupations, you must have a Canadian job offer in order to qualify for a Canada Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa. Moreover, there is no limit on the number of applications that will be considered for processing when accompanied by a permanent, full-time job offer (Arranged Employment).
- A job offer is the starting point for obtaining a Temporary Work Permit.
- Coming to Canada on a Work Permit is the quickest way to enter Canada and work. The Work Permit application process can usually be completed in a matter of days or weeks.
- The Canadian employer of a Work Permit holder in Canada can offer the individual a permanent full-time job of indeterminate length and the new job offer will be considered Arranged Employment in Canada under the Skilled Worker/ Professional category of immigration.
- We welcome everyone who is considering immigration to Canada to use our Canada Job Search Tool. Simply indicate the occupation and area of Canada that interests you and you will be instantly provided with a full listing and contact information of employers that are currently hiring. Our Canada Job Search Tool is updated in real-time and can be accessed as often as needed.
- Use the Canadavisa Resume Builder Tool to create your custom Canadian resume. You can store your Canadian Resume in the Canadavisa Resume Bank. Canadian employers browse resumes in the Canadavisa Resume Bank to search for potential employees.
- On request of our clients, we will communicate with potential Canadian employers to explain the simplicity of the "job offer process" from a Canadian immigration perspective. We will provide step by step guidance to each potential employer.
- We invite you to visit Canadavisa's Work in Canada Zone, where you will find valuable information and tips about finding a Canadian job and working in Canada.
It is important to note that, while your qualifications are supposed to be the determining factor in the success of your work permit application, the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) Officer's discretion can play a crucial role in the final outcome of your case. Under Canadian immigration regulations, CIC Officers are given a great deal of discretion in the handling of your work permit application.
We will manage your application to optimize the likelihood of successfully obtaining a work permit. We will present evidence to the CIC Officer of your neutral or beneficial impact on the labour market in Canada so that the CIC Officer will consider your application in the best light.
Because we do this every day, all day long, and have done so for over 25 years, we are well aware of the rhythms and changes of the Canadian Government's processing service standards. Any undue delay in your application will quickly become evident to us, and allow us to act immediately.