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Not everyone is looking to immigrate to Canada; however, instances do arise whereby a dream job or irresistible offer is too good to pass on. You may be reading this article attempting to decipher which documents are required.

Do you require assistance from our experienced Immigration Lawyers at Minhas Lawyers LLP?

What is a Work Permit?

Foreign individuals who are seeking to work in Canada temporarily require a work permit. A work permit may also be often referred to as a work visa, and can be attained for any eligible foreign worker to work in Canada for a set period. If you are a student, business personnel, a caregiver, or a temporary worker, you will require a work permit.

In order to receive a work permit, you will be required to apply to the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). A work permit will state the location and duties of your respective work, as well as the hours, and can potentially last between 1 to 2 years in duration.

What do you need in order to get a Work Permit?

In order to receive a work permit in Canada, you must produce proof you are able to accept the offer. You must also produce documents that show you have no past record of criminal activity, proving that you are not a security risk. More, you must demonstrate that you have enough funds for your stay in Canada; compounded by proof that you will move out of Canada once your permit expires. As a work permit applicant, you must be in good health, and ready to produce a medical examination if requested. It is crucial that you only work for an employer who is eligible and bears by the conditions set by the Government of Canada.

The following are the documents in which you require when applying for a work permit:

  • Valid passport
  • Education certificates, work experience, and professional qualifications
  • Proof of financial resources to cover your stay in Canada, and the intent to leave once the permit expires
  • Medical examination from a registered hospital
  • Funds required for the application fee

How do Immigration Lawyers help with Work Permits?

It is beneficial to consider the services available at Minhas Lawyers when applying for a work permit as we are experienced and privy to laws, requirements and strategies which are often not readily available to individual applicants; reducing the overall duration of the process and making the process enjoyable and stress-free for our clients. Effectively, our assistance will allow you to instead focus on the next chapter of your life in Canada. In addition, Immigration Lawyers at Minhas Lawyers are able to assist with the translation of documents and the submission of forms to appropriate agencies.

Let Minhas Lawyers guide and help you get your work permit so you too can enjoy employment in Canada!

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