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Work Permits in Canada

Understand the legal requirements for working in Canada...

Anyone who is not a Canadian resident or permanent resident requires a work permit or some form of authorisation to work in Canada. However, different programmes and processes exist for different occupations, professions and categories. A work permit does not allow a person to live in Canada permanently; to live in Canada permanently, a person must satisfy immigration criteria.

Who Needs a Work Permit?

In general, anyone intending to work in Canada temporarily must have a work permit which should be applied for from outside Canada once the applicant has received a job offer from a Canadian employer. This job must satisfy the Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) Labour Market Opinion criteria. Once these criteria have been satisfied, it is then necessary to apply for a work permit from the Canadian Embassy, Consulate or High Commission in a person's country of residence.

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Do you dream of having your own, profitable, easy-to-operate business? AngloINFO might be the solution!

Now in its fifteenth year of business, AngloINFO is the world's leading network of expat information websites - with over three million monthly visitors from around the world.
We have an established network of 88 local websites in 41 countries with many more in development.

Our 54 local franchisees are the key to our success and come from a huge range of backgrounds, ages and nationalities. The common factor is a passion for success.