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How to Receive a Work Permit

How to Receive a Work Permit

There are many steps to follow before receiving a Work Permit. Before applying for a Work Permit the following aspects must be considered and researched, eligibility for a Work Permit, Determine the requirements, determine which category you come under i.e. student, care giver, foreign workers and etc. and how to apply. After the application process is complete, the work is still not done. The next steps that need to be taken after applying can be checking processing times, medical exams, or an interview with Citizenship and Immigration Canada officials in the country to send more information. In this blog, Work Permits and its requirement and eligibility will be discussed for caregivers and students.

There are many requirements to be eligible for the Live-in Caregiver program, in Canada. The requirements that are needed are:

  • A positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from an employer in Canada
  • A written contract with the future employer that is signed by both the employee and the employer
  • Achievement of the equivalent of a Canadian secondary school education
  • Minimum of six months’ training or one year of full paid work experience as a caregiver or in a related field or occupation (Including six months with one employer) in the past 3 years.
  • A good knowledge of English and/or French

Inadmissibility might occur for some people and they would not be allowed to enter Canada. A number of things can make a person inadmissible such as, involvement in a criminal activity, in human rights violations or in organized crime. Inadmissibility may also occur because of security reasoning’s, health or financial reasons.

For students, a Work Permit is not required if they work on campus at the institution they study at if they are a full-time student at a public post-secondary, i.e. college or university, a private post-secondary institution that operates with the same rules and regulation as a public institution and it must receive minimum of 50 per cent of it’s financing for it’s operation from government grants, a Canadian private institution authorized by a provincial statute degrees and having a valid study permit. Similarly, Students who work off campus may also work without a permit if they qualify. To qualify they must have valid study permit, be a full-time student, be registered at a designated learning institution at the post secondary level or, in Quebec, a vocational program at the secondary level and be studying in an academic program that leads to degree, diploma, or certificate that has a minimum of six months duration. When the person no longer meets one or more of the requirements they must stop working on campus that day.

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