If, in the three years immediately preceding his application for a Canadian work permit, a foreigner has worked full-time and permanently with a foreign-related company for at least one year, currently works as an executive, executive, function manager or on specific knowledge, and holds a similar position in Canada, he may be eligible for a first Canadian work permit valid for up to three years, as he or she is a business purchaser. Canada is a signatory to the General Agreement on Trade in Services (“GATS”), which facilitates trade between more than 140 member countries. Business travellers, certain professionals and internal business owners who are citizens of at least one of the Member States may benefit from admission to Canada or a Canadian work permit valid for an initial period of up to 90 days under the GATS. Since June 2014, persons with Canadian study permits that meet the eligibility criteria are allowed to work on or off campus without the need for a separate work permit. The eligibility criteria for the ability to work up to 20 hours per week are as follows: under the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), professionals have the right to join professionals under the T33 exemption codes. Intra-GATS purchasers are allowed to enter under C12. Most foreign workers arriving in Canada require a Positive Labour Market Impact Study (LMIA), an authorization issued by a government agency called Employment and Social Development Canada, which allows you to apply for a work permit from a Canadian consulate abroad. For example, an LMIA is a powerful letter that is issued only after the Canadian employer has tendered that there are no Canadians to fill the gap or that Canadians who have applied do not have the required skills. In this two-step process, the employer first obtains permission for the foreigner and then sends you the LMIA so that you can formally apply for a Canadian work permit. These work permits are issued for one year and can be renewed in the event of a shortage of positions.
This “open work permit” is an important program in Canadian immigration and allows applicants to work while processing their public relations applications. We have helped thousands and thousands of people around the world successfully enter Canada with a work permit, and we are very sure that we can also help you. No one can guarantee an authorization (not even us), but with our long experience and current success rate, we are confident that we can significantly increase your chances of getting a positive result in your case. A Canadian work permit is permission to take a job within Canada if you are from a foreign country. They generally require a work permit to work in Canada. In some cases, you may work in Canada without authorization or a job offer. Employers who hire workers with open work permits are not required to make a job offer through the employers` portal and do not have to pay a fee. Public servants are generally aware of various federal-provincial or territorial foreign worker agreements or to broader federal/provincial or territorial immigration agreements. These generally include provisions allowing work permits to be granted without the need for a labour market impact assessment (LMIA). However, these provisions only apply to certain fixed-term working conditions. Spouses or partners of “skilled workers” who have a Canadian work permit valid for at least six months may be entitled to an “open” Canadian work permit valid for a period that applies at the same time as the Canadian work permit of their spouse or common law partner.
When a Common Law spouse or partner is issued an “open” Canadian work permit, he or she has the right to work for any employer in a profession (subject to a few limited exceptions) and in any q