Canada is very short of people. There are hundreds of thousands of job vacancies, and there are thousands of people who want to work in Canada. Therefore, it is recommended that people who are eager to go to Canada do not need to blindly believe some propaganda, and do not need to worry about being refused a visa. of. Applying for a Canadian work visa is not a difficult matter, nor is it a simple matter that can be solved with money.
Canada has a complex immigration system. For people with different conditions and different needs, the immigration plans are also different. Sometimes there are even situations where people apply for the same project but are handled in different ways. Therefore, there is no need to worry about what others do during the application process. Worry too much about your application.
Canada is currently in short supply of chefs, nannies, construction workers, truck drivers, waiters, etc. These jobs are suitable for most people in the country. If it is just a work permit, there is no mandatory English requirement. If you are 18-50 years old, in good health, and have no Criminal records can be applied for.
Foreigners who want to work in Canada need to hold a valid work visa in most cases before they can work legally in Canada. A work visa can be applied for within Canada or abroad. Distinguished according to the scope of work that can be performed, Canadian work visas are divided into two major categories. One is the open work visa, and the holder can work for different employers. The common work visas of this type are what we usually call Graduation work permit, spouse work permit; the other type is a closed work visa, that is, the holder works for a designated employer and cannot change employers during the validity period of the work visa. The most common one is what we usually call the LMIA work permit.
Graduation work permit
The post-graduation work permit is one of the most common work visas in Canada. International students who have graduated from designated universities in Canada can apply for a post-graduation work permit after graduation. What needs to be noted here is that some schools are qualified to recruit international students, but the school does not necessarily have the qualifications to apply for a post-graduation work permit after graduation. In addition, a person can only apply for a post-graduation work permit once in Canada. If an international student has already applied for a graduation work permit and then goes to school again, he cannot apply for a second graduation work permit after graduation.
How long the graduation work permit is valid has always been a topic of concern to many people. The official website of the Immigration Bureau has a clear explanation of the length of the graduation work permit: The length of the graduation work permit depends on the length of your professional course.
If the professional course is shorter than 8 months, you are not eligible to apply for a post-graduation work permit;
If the professional course is longer than 8 months and shorter than 2 years, the length of the graduation work permit may be the same as the length of the professional course.
If the professional course is equal to or greater than two years, the length of the post-graduation work permit may be three years.
In reality, there are also cases where international students have studied two professional courses in Canada, and the length of the graduation work permit they may be able to obtain is the combined length of the two professional courses. But the main premise is that the school where you study must be qualified to apply for a graduate work permit, and the duration of each professional course must not be less than 8 months.
The application for a graduation work permit must be submitted within 180 days after the school issues a letter confirming graduation. It can be applied at home or abroad. In the country, applicants holding a valid study permit can start working in Canada from the time they submit their graduation work permit to the stage when their graduation work permit is approved. If the applicant has graduated in China but has not submitted a graduation work permit but the study permit has expired, he must first obtain legal status in Canada and then submit a graduation work permit. In this case, he must wait until the graduation work permit is approved. Start working within the country.
Internship work permit
When studying in Canada, some majors require students to complete internships, such as some engineering majors and hotel management majors. Please note that the internship here is not what we usually say when you study in Canada and you can work 20 hours a week. The internship here refers to a part of your study that you must complete in order to graduate.
The internship work permit is an open work permit and is usually applied for at the same time as the study permit. The validity period of the internship work permit is usually the same as the validity period of the study permit. It should be noted that the work performed by a holder of an internship work permit must be approved by the school, and the working hours cannot exceed 50% of the total study period.
In addition, international students who are taking language courses (English or French) in Canada, taking courses without academic diplomas, or taking prerequisite courses for professional courses are not eligible to apply for an internship work permit.
Spouse work permit
In Canada, foreigners who hold a valid study visa or work visa can apply for a spouse work permit for their spouse. If you are already a Canadian citizen or the spouse of a permanent resident, and you are applying for family reunion immigration in Canada and your status is legal, you can also apply for a spouse work permit.
The spouse work permit is an open work permit. You can work for any Canadian employer without restrictions during the validity period of the work permit, and you can also be self-employed. Spouse is defined here as a legal marriage partner or a legal common-law partner. In Canada, a common-law partner is an intimate relationship that has lived together for more than one year. In addition, same-sex marriages or same-sex cohabiting couples are also recognized in Canada.
The validity period of the spouse work permit will generally be the same as the validity period on the study visa or work visa. If the applicant’s passport is valid before the spouse’s study visa or work visa expires, then generally the spouse’s work visa will be valid until the passport expiration date. Spouse work visas for reunification immigrants are usually granted for two years.
LMIA work permit
Simply put, an LMIA is a document that is applied to Labor and Social Development Canada (ESDC) by an employer who wants to recruit foreign employees. When submitting an LMIA application to ESDC, the employer must prove that there are no suitable Canadians suitable for the position and that it needs to rely on foreign labor to fill the vacancies. After the employer obtains a valid LMIA, qualified foreign employees can apply for a work visa based on the LMIA and the labor contract or employment letter provided by the employer. The work visa applied for in this case is closed, requiring the applicant to work for the designated employer during the validity period of the work visa and not to change work units.
But does not applying for a closed work permit require an LMIA? The answer is that you don’t necessarily need an LMIA. There are a few cases where you can apply for a work permit without an LMIA. We call it an LMIA-free work permit. For example, some people who engage in religious activities and visiting scholars have already obtained a work permit. Foreign workers who have obtained a provincial nomination certificate can renew their work permit.
The above are some common work visas in Canada. Before submitting a work visa, you must be clear about the prerequisites and necessary documents for applying for a work visa. Misunderstanding or missing documents can easily lead to visa rejection, which will have a major impact on the applicant’s work life in Canada and even immigration.