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December 15, 2023

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How can I get Canadian Work visa from India

Know How about Work Permits in Canada

A work visa allows you to travel to another nation and work for a set amount of time. For work permit visas, different nations may have distinct procedures and qualifying requirements. These visas are available in two types: temporary and permanent. A temporary work visa is only valid for a set amount of time and must be renewed if the visa holder wants to extend his stay. In most cases, the employer is the one who applies for a work permit visa. The employer will submit a visa application to the immigration authority of a specific country.

Furthermore, an international assignment can make your resume stand out among other candidates. Employers recognize the challenges and unique experiences that come with working in a foreign country, and they may view such experiences as an asset.

Beyond the general benefits, specific skills gained during an international assignment, such as language proficiency, can significantly enhance your resume. Multilingualism is a valuable skill in many industries and can open new opportunities and markets for employers.


In summary, having an international assignment on your resume not only demonstrates your adaptability and independence but also positions you as a candidate who possesses valuable skills and experiences that align with the increasingly global nature of many professions.


How do I get a work visa in Canada?

To get a work visa, you need to follow the application steps listed below:

Find a job. Before applying for your work permit, you must find a job in a foreign country. You must provide evidence of a work contract when you submit your visa application.

Make an appointment at the embassy or consulate. Find a representative office that issues work visas for your destination country. You must make an appointment to attend your visa interview.

Prepare your documents. You need to have your documents prepared by translating them and verifying as required.

Submit your application. In most cases, the employer applies for the work permit on your behalf, but there are instances where you may have to submit your application on your own.

Attend the visa interview. Once the date of your appointment comes, you must go to the consulate and finish your visa interview. Some visa offices may ask you to submit the visa payment the same day as your interview; make sure you check with the visa office.

What documents are required to apply for a Canadian work permit?

The documents required for a work permit in Canada will depend on the type of permit you are applying for. Applicants may need to provide the following documents as part of their work permit application:

  • Proof of status in Canada (if applicable)
  • Family member’s proof of status (if applicable)
  • Labor Market Impact Assessment (if applicable)
  • Written offer of employment (if applicable)
  • CV or resume
  • Certificate acceptation du Québec (CAQ) (if applicable)
  • Proof that you meet the job requirements.
  • Valid copy of your passport
  • Copy of education credential
  • Medical exam results (if requested)
  • Evidence of financial means to stay in Canada and return to home country.
  • Proof of payment for applicable government fees
  • Recent passport-sized photos

How long will it take to process the work permit application?

The processing time for a work permit application depends on the type of permit and the applicant’s country of residence at the time of application. Processing times range anywhere from a few weeks to several months.


Intra-Company Transferee (ICT) Work Permit

This work permit allows foreign business owners, senior managers, and workers with specialized knowledge to work at (or establish) their company’s branch, affiliate, or subsidiary in Canada.

  • Purpose of Work Permit: Allows foreign business owners, senior managers, and specialized workers to work in or establish a company’s branch, affiliate, or subsidiary in Canada.
  • Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA): ICT applicants are exempt from LMIA, saving both money and processing time.
  • Immigration Options: Eligible applicants and their spouses can apply for permanent immigration to Canada through the Express Entry system or Provincial Nomination program.
  • Application Timeline: The process can take 3-6 months, so starting early is recommended, especially for incorporating a new Canadian company.
  • Eligibility Criteria:

  • Working for an international company.
  • Will work at the parent, subsidiary, branch, or affiliate of that company in Canada.
  • Transferred to a company with a qualifying relationship with the current employer.
  • Being transferred to an executive, senior managerial, or specialized knowledge position.
  • Employed outside Canada in a similar full-time position for at least one year in the last three years.
  • Requirements for a Newly Established Canadian Company:

  • Secure a physical area for operations.
  • Have plans to hire employees.
  • Prove the necessary funds to start the business in Canada and pay wages.
  • Demonstrate that the business will be large enough to support executive or management functions (if applicable).
  • Demonstrate that operations are guided and directed by Canadian management (if applicable)

How long is the ICT Work Permit valid?

ICT Work permits last for one year or two years, as determined by the visa officer. Visa holders can renew their work permits for up to seven years if the business continues to operate as planned.


LMIA Application Requirements


LMIA Application Submission

Applications for Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs) are submitted in hard copy via mail to the appropriate Service Canada Processing Centre.

 Processing Fee

A non-refundable $1000 CAD processing fee is required for all LMIA applications. Some applicants, particularly those for in-home caregivers, may be exempt from this fee.

Business Legitimacy Documents

Applicants must provide documents demonstrating the legitimacy of the Canadian employer’s business status.


Transition Plan

Employers need to submit a plan outlining how they plan to eventually hire Canadian citizens and permanent residents instead of Temporary Foreign Workers (TFWs).


Recruitment Efforts

Employers must show evidence of substantial efforts made to recruit Canadian citizens and permanent residents for the position before resorting to hiring a temporary foreign worker.



LMIA applications must include information about the wages for temporary foreign workers, distinguishing between high-wage and low-wage positions. This ensures that TFWs are paid comparably to their Canadian counterparts.


Workplace Safety

Employers must provide evidence that TFWs will receive the same standards of workplace health and safety as Canadians in similar positions. This includes having insurance coverage at least equivalent to the health coverage offered by the province or territory where the business is located.


Exemptions to LMIA Requirements

In certain cases, it may not be necessary for an employer to obtain an LMIA in order to hire a foreign worker. The majority of LMIA exemptions are managed through the International Mobility Program.

 How to apply for a spouse open work permit

The spouse open work permit application procedure will differ depending on which type of spouse open work permit you need. The first step is determining which work permit is best for you. If you need help figuring out the application, simply contact us and a member of our team will assist you with scheduling a consultation.

Can I work anywhere in Canada on a spouse open work permit?

Holders of spouse open work permits may work anywhere in Canada, for any employer, with limited restrictions.

What happens if my spouse open work permit is refused?

If your spousal open work permit is refused, you may be eligible to re-apply. You should only re-apply if you can provide additional information or documentation to address the reason or refusal. Contact us to learn more about your option.


Receive professional advice on any of your questions regarding Canadian immigration. get in touch with us, experienced immigration consultants from SPS Canada. For additional information, contact support@spscanada.com (Canada), support.amd@spscanada.com (Ahmedabad), or by phone at (1)905-362-9393 (Canada) or +9195862 26232 (Ahmedabad)


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