Available Options to Work in Canada on Temporary Basis

An open work permit allows a candidate to work for any employer in Canada. Open work permits are issued in specific situations.

In most of the cases, Canadian Employers need to apply for Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA) to hire foreign workers. A positive LMIA is the result of the employer proving adequate evidence to the Canadian government that the hiring of a foreign worker will have a positive or neutral impact on the labour market of Canada. The Canadian employer must also prove that they could not find a suitable Canadian citizen or a permanent resident to fill up the job for which they have applied the LMIA.

A job offer validated though a positive LMIA can be called as a ‘valid job offer’ for a candidate to apply for a work permit.

An employer specific work permit allows a candidate to work according to the conditions specified on the work permit.