Are you a professional athlete? Wondering if you need to obtain a Work Permit for Canada? if so, watch our video and find out if you are exempt from the requirement of an Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).
Do Professional Athletes need a work permit for Canada
If you are professional athlete you do not require Work Permit. Who is considered a professional athlete? To determine ask yourself the below questions:
- are you considered a professional or amateur
- are you known in sports
- are you a coach
- are you trainer
Examples of who does not need a work permit:
- amateur players on Canadian teams
- foreign pet owners entering their own animal in a show - eg. dog handler
- jockeys racing horses from foreign-based stables
- racing car drivers
- persons attending professional team tryouts
If you are not sure if you are exempt from the Work Permit as an athlete then contact Akrami & Associates to determine your options.
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