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Timeline for Work Permit Approval

ilee1

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Dec 22, 2015
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Hi there,

I am currently situated outside Canada. An employer in Vancouver BC intended to hire me and was asking about the timeline for the work permit to be approved.

1. Assuming the employer has had the LMIA, how long does it take for the approval?
2. Where to apply for the work permit? What is the website? Can I apply it myself?

Thanks in advance,
Chris
 

scylla

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Hi there,

I am currently situated outside Canada. An employer in Vancouver BC intended to hire me and was asking about the timeline for the work permit to be approved.

1. Assuming the employer has had the LMIA, how long does it take for the approval?
2. Where to apply for the work permit? What is the website? Can I apply it myself?

Thanks in advance,
Chris
1. Depends where you are living. Anywhere from a few days to several months. Estimated processing times can be found below.
https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/application/check-processing-times.html

2. Yes - you apply yourself.
https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/application/application-forms-guides/apply-work-permit-outside-canada.html