Top 5 Questions About the Process of Obtaining a work Permit in Canada

Employer-Specific Work Permit:

This type of permit allows you to work according to the conditions on your work permit, which include the specific employer you can work for, how long you can work, and the location of your job.

Open Work Permit:

This permit allows you to work for any employer in Canada, except for those employers listed as ineligible on the list of employers who have failed to comply with the conditions or those who offer services like erotic massage or escort services.

Job Offer:

Generally, you need a valid job offer from a Canadian employer. However, some open work permits do not require a job offer.


Your employer might need to obtain a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), a document that confirms that your employment will not negatively affect the Canadian labor market.

Proof of Funds:

You need to prove that you have enough money to take care of yourself and your family members during your stay in Canada and to return home.

Health and Security:

You may need to provide proof of good health through a medical exam and a police certificate as proof of no criminal record.