With the increasing demand for professionals in the IT/Tech industry in Canada, employers are actively seeking foreign workers and professionals to fill positions in this innovative field. Foreign nationals in the IT/Tech industry have a range of temporary work permit options that allow them to work in Canada.

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Professionals with IT-related skill sets may be in a good position to benefit from a variety of routes available to work in Canada, in some cases without a work permit.

Labour Market Impact Assessment-based work permits require employers to obtain a LMIA to hire a foreign worker. Learn how this process is facilitated for eligible IT workers through the Global Talent Stream on this page.

IT/Tech workers from the US and Mexico may have the opportunity to obtain a NAFTA work permit, which does not require a LMIA. For more information visit our dedicated page.

Another option that may allow IT/Tech workers to obtain a work permit without a LMIA is the Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) Program. For more details on how IT/Tech workers may benefit from the ICT program, please visit this page.

Another route available for foreign workers in the IT industry is the possibility of entering Canada as a business visitor. In most cases, business visitors may work in Canada without a work permit, so IT/Tech workers may find this option suitable for their needs. Read more about this option for IT/Tech business visitors.

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