Canada Work Permit, or a Work Visa, is issued to eligible foreign workers of skilled workers to work in Canada for a specific time period.

Applicant can apply for a Work permit Visa only after getting a job offer or an employment contract from the Canadian employer. The employer must obtain from ESDC (Employment and Social Development Canada) an LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment), which gives them permission to recruit foreign skilled workers for occupations that cannot be filled in by citizens or permanent residents of Canada.

As we all know Canada is a great destination for individuals seeking to work abroad. The Canadian Work Permit Visa allows business people, permanent workers, temporary workers, students and others to work in Canada.  So applicants need to have a job offer in hand in order to apply for the work permit visa.    


Every year more than 290,000 individuals gets granted permits to work in Canada. This is a huge opportunity for foreign workers seeking to make a better life. Under the Canada Work Permit Visa applicant will be the following benifits:

  • Work in Canada under the employer you have mentioned in your work permit application
  • Have the ability to apply for Dependent Visas to call your dependents
  • Earn in dollars
  • Travel across Canada
  • Apply for a PR visa at a later date


To apply for a Canada Work Permit from India, Candidate must have certain   Documents in hand. The Canada Work Permit Visa is ideal for temporary workers, foreign graduates from Canadian universities, businessmen and others who need to work in Canada.


  • Have no plans to work for an employer listed as ineligible by the government because they failed to comply with certain conditions
  • Have no record of any criminal activity and submit a police clearance certificate as proof
  • Give proof to an officer that you will move out of Canada on the expiry of your Work Permit
  • Have no plans to work for an employer who offers erotic dance, escort services, striptease, or erotic massages
  • Must be ready to provide any documents demanded by officers to qualify your entry to Canada
  • Have documents showing that you have enough funds to support yourself and your family during your stay in Canada


  • Educational qualification certificates
  • Medical examination required to be done from registered hospitals.
  • Application fee
  • Two recent passport sized photographs
  • A valid passport with a validity of more than 6 months from the planned date of arrival in Canada.
  • Proof of having adequate financial resources to cover their expenses during their stay in Canada

How many types of work permits candidate can apply from India?

There are two types of work permits given by Canadian authorities- open work permit and an employer specific work permit. An open work permit basically allows you to work for any employer. This visa is not job-specific, so applicants do not require the Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) or an offer letter from an employer who has paid the compliance fee.

With an open work permit you can work for any employer in Canada except for those companies that do not comply with labor requirements or are involved in services like escort services, erotic massage or exotic dancing.

The employer specific work permit as the name suggests is a permit that allows you to work for a specific employer. While the employer specific work permit pertains to a single employer, the open work permit can come with certain conditions which will be written on it.

 Type of work

  1. Places where you can work
  2. Duration of work
  3. Holders of the following visas can apply for an Open Work Permit:
    1. Temporary Work Permits for spouses
    2. Post-Graduation Work Permit
    3. Temporary Resident Permit
    4. World Youth Program Permit
    5. Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program Spousal Permit
    6. Regular Open Work Permit
    7. Bridging Open Work Permit

Conditions for the open work permit:

  • Meet eligibility conditions such as language skills, biometric data, and insurance
  • Proof of financial resources that can support yours and your family’s stay in Canada during the work permit validity
  • Proof that you have no history of a criminal record
  • Proof that you are in good health
  • Willingness to adhere to the conditions of your work permit even if you are given a restricted work permit

Our office is in South Delhi. You can come in the office directly for any immigration process query. But it will be beneficial for you complete your free assessment visa form before the meeting. So that the consultant has all the knowledge about your profile and he can guide you properly.

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