Most people need a work permit to work in Canada.
- Graduate Work Permit
After successful completion of college education from designated college or institute applicant is eligible to get minimum of one year of work permit or a maximum of 3 years.
- Employer-specific work permits: An employer-specific work permit allows you to work according to the conditions on your work permit, which include:
- the name of the employer you can work for,
- how long you can work, and
- the location where you can work (if applicable)
- Bridging Work Permit
if the applicant already got approved by Province Nomination or already applied for Permanent residence file than one can extend their work permit.
- Openwork permit: An open work permit allows you to work for any employer in Canada, except for an employer:
- who is listed as ineligible on the list of employers who have failed to comply with the conditions, or
- who regularly offers striptease, erotic dance, escort services or erotic massages.
No matter where you apply, you must:
- prove to an officer that you will leave Canada when your work permit expires,
- show that you have enough money to take care of yourself and your family members during your stay in Canada and to return home,
- obey the law and have no record of criminal not be a danger to Canada’s security,
- be in good health and have a medical exam, if needed,
- not plan to work for an employer listed with the status “ineligible” on the list of employers who failed to comply with the conditions,
- not plan to work for an employer who, on a regular basis, offers striptease, erotic dance, escort services or erotic massages, and
- give the officer any other documents they ask for to prove you can enter the country.
You can only apply for a work permit from inside Canada if you:
- are currently in Canada and have a valid study or work permit, or your spouse or parents have a study or work permit,
- have graduated from a program at a
- Canadian university,
- community college,
- publicly funded trade/technical school, or
- another eligible school
- have a temporary resident permit that is valid for six months or more,
- have applied or been included in an application for permanent residence from inside Canada
- have asked for refugee status in Canada and are waiting for a decision from the Refugee Protection Division (RPD) of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada,
- have been recognized by the RPD as a convention refugee or protected person,
- have had your refugee claim turned down by the RPD but you cannot be removed from Canada for reasons beyond your control, or
- are allowed to work in Canada without a work permit but you need a work permit to work in a different job.
You can ask to be allowed to work in Canada when you enter Canada but only if: