Do you want to work in Canada but are discouraged by the current travel restrictions due to the ongoing pandemic? Don’t be discouraged! You may still be able to get a work permit in Canada for an occupation that isn’t exclusive to healthcare or other essential sectors.
Currently, only certain individuals are exempted from travel restrictions. This includes Canadian citizens, permanent residents, their family members, certain international students and temporary foreign workers, protected persons, and other individuals seeking refugee status on humanitarian and compassionate grounds.
Can You Still Travel to Canada for Work?
Coming to Canada for work during the pandemic will require you to have a letter of introduction for a work permit issued by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and a valid medical examination result.
You must also have a negative Covid-19 test result and a 14-day mandatory quarantine plan. You will also require a prearranged offer of employment unless you will be working with a Bridging Open Work Permit (BOWP) as a spousal sponsorship applicant. Not having a valid job offer, having an expired medical examination test or having your employer's business close down due to Covid-19 will get you denied entry to Canada.