There are over 70 immigration programs in Canada. These are simply over 70 immigration options available to immigrants who seek to relocate to Canada for work. Applying for a Canadian Work Permit will be your first major step towards a successful migration plan.
Canada has different types of work permit depending on your occupation and purpose of coming into the country and nature or duration of job. For instance if your reason for coming to Canada is a one-off transaction or service e.g. TV host you would have to apply for an Employer Specific Work Permit.
Categories of Canadian Work Permits
- Temporary Work Permits for Spouses;
- Post Graduation Work Permit;
- Temporary Resident Permit;
- World Youth Program Permit;
- Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program Spousal Permit;
- Regular Open Work Permit; and.
- Birding Open Work Permit.
Details on a Canadian Work Permit
- Name of the employer;
- The type of work you will do;
- The location where you can work; and
- The amount of time you can legally work in the country
Types of Canadian Work Permit
Your work permit will largely depend on your qualifications and occupation. There are basically two types of Canadian Work Permit which are:
Open Work Permit: is issued by the Immigration Office to an immigrant who wish to work for any employer for a certain or specific period of time.
There are two subcategories for Open Work Permits (OWP):
- Unrestricted and
- Restricted Permits.
The difference between the two is that Unrestricted Permits allows you to work in any occupation and location, while the restricted work permit does not. The Restricted Permit allows you to work in a specific job and consequently does give you as much freedom of mobility or movement to work in different areas of Canada.
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