Each year, more than 300,000 foreign workers come to work in Canada on Temporary Work Permits.
In order to work in Canada on a temporary basis, most foreign workers require a work permit.
For foreign workers, an offer of employment from a Canadian employer is required before the foreign worker is granted a Temporary Work Permit.
We receive many queries from many foreign workers wanting to secure a job offer in Canada. OCSC Global is not a job placement agency and cannot assist with job placement services.
For Canada job seekers, you may find the following steps helpful in order to enter Canada on a Temporary Work Permit:
Step 1: Employer applies for a Labour Market Impact Assessment, if necessary
Step 2: Employer extends Temporary Job Offer
Step 3: Foreign Worker applies for Work Permit
Step 4: Work Permit is issued.
A Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is a document that an employer may need to get before hiring a foreign worker.
A positive LMIA will show that there is a need for a foreign worker to fill the job. It will also show that no Canadian worker is available to do the job. A positive LMIA is sometimes called a confirmation letter.
If the employer needs an LMIA, they must apply for one. Once an employer gets the LMIA, the worker can apply for a work permit.
To apply for a work permit, a worker needs:
– a job offer letter,
– a contract,
– a copy of the LMIA, and
– the LMIA number.
OCSC Global may be able to assist with your work visa application if you have a job offer letter, a contract from the hiring Canadian company, a company of the LMIA and the LMIA number.
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