Canada Immigration

Thousands of International Workers Enter Canada on Temporary Work Visa Every Year

Canada whole heartedly receives numerous international migrants every year. These immigrants provide the skilled workforce to Canadian employers. Almost 200, 000 foreign workers come to Canada on Temporary Work Permit.

Temporary Work Visa

In case, you are also looking to work in Canada; you would require a temporary offer for a job from the employer based in Canada. This will help you get the Temporary Canadian Work Permit from the Human Resource and Skill Development department of the country.

International Workers Enter Canada on Temporary Work Visa

Here we are offering you information of the step by step stages that can get you a temporary work permit in Canada.

  • First, you need to qualify for the LMIA (Labor Market Impact Assessments)
  • If a Canadian employer offers you a temporary employment opportunity, then
  • you are a skilled worker and can apply for the temporary work visa
  • Besides, you can get temporary work permit from CBSA (Canada Border Security Agency)

Let us discuss these things in details

Stage 1: Qualifying LMIA (Labor Market Impact Assessments)

It is critical to qualify for the LMIA, prior to sending an application for the temporary work permit in Canada. This procedure is applicable for most of the cases in which a foreigner worker needs the temporary work visa. After all, you cannot work in Canada on the tourist visa without a work permit.

However, there are some exceptions to LMIA. Several Canadian employers can also hire TFWs (Temporary Foreign Workers) through TFWP, without the Labor Market Impact Assessments.

Other than TFWs, the following classification of workers is exempt from the LMIA

  • Skilled NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) Workers
  • Employees who are transferred through Intra-company programs
  • Workers who enter the country through Working Holiday Permit
  • Post Graduate students who have temporary work permit
  • Private Academic Participants such as visiting professors and post-doctoral associates, etc


Stage 2: When a Canadian Employer Offers You a Temporary Employment Opportunity

The employer, who selects a foreign worker, is required to forward the copy of confirming LMIA with the job offer letter to the skilled international worker they have chosen for the job position in their company.

It is important for Canadian employers to formulate an employment contract or the Job Offer Letter that should consist of

Position for which the person is hired

  • Job Title
  • Job Description
  • Salary Specifications
  • Start Date
  • Date of ending of the Contract
  • Companies Name and Address

The Immigration Service Agency in Canada ascertains that the employment offer is real and legit. After the migration department of Canada confirms the job offer with LMIA, Citizenship and Immigration Department of Canada allows the future employee of the company to work in the country. And once the LMIA permit is given, the company can give the temporary employment offer to the skilled international worker.

Stage 3: International Worker Puts an Application for Work Visa

After the skilled international worker gets the Job Offer Letter from the Canadian employer, he/she becomes eligible for applying for the Canadian Temporary Work Visa for working in the province for which you have been hired.

Several Immigrants can also get a Canadian Temporary Work Permit straight from the Canada Border Services Agency

The CBSA (Canada Border Services Agency) department is allowed to issue the Canadian Temporary Work Permit to the international skilled workers, at the time of the arrival to the Canada at the entry points based on their TRV (Temporary Resident Visa) and Nationality.


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