When you want to get a permanent residence visa, dealing with information overload can lead to great frustration. Even worse, if you act on incorrect information, you might end up having your entire application become invalid, which can lead to long delays as you attempt to sort out the problem with your application. Canadian work permits for temporary residence are highly prized in Canada because of the status that they grant to newcomers and those returning to Canada to work.
Getting a Canadian Work Permit
For many people, the opportunities to use their trade in Canada aren’t present in their country of origin, leading to a situation where both the new arrival and the Canadian economy benefits from the person obtaining a Canadian work permit.
Due to the fact that the visa is designed to benefit the Canadian economy, the person who is applying for the work permit has to obtain sponsorship from a private party or the Canadian government.
Other sources of sponsorship include provincial governments, such as PEI, which attempt to attract skilled workers to fill vital roles that will help the economy of the province grow.
Requirements for sponsorship will differ, according to the type of visa that you’re attempting to obtain. For example, employer sponsored visas involve a specific reason to bring a foreign worker into the country. Those who go to the front of the application line tend to be one of the following types of workers:
- Senior managers transferred from foreign subsidiaries to a Canadian office.
- Researchers who have earned a PhD and enter Canada to conduct specific research.
- Professors part of exchange programs.
- Performers who have a contract for a show.
- Film artists who shoot Canadian docs or travel shows.
- Volunteers for charities and religious organizations.
In addition to being sponsored by a particular program or private entity, those applying for work permits have to meet these requirements:
- Prove that you have the means to care for yourself when entering the country.
- Show that you will leave the country once your work permit ends.
- Pass medical clearance to show that you’re in good health.
- Work for an eligible company that hasn’t been listed as non-compliant.
- Plan to avoid work “for an employer who, on a regular basis, offers striptease, erotic dance, escort services or erotic massages.”
- Candidate must not be considered a danger to national security.
- Candidate must show a lack of a criminal record, presenting a police clearance certificate, if required.
- Person must not have worked in Canada for a four-year period since April 1, 2011.
- Provide all requested documentation throughout the process.