More than 300,000 people from abroad come to work in Canada each year on the basis of temporary work permits. Most of the people who want to work in Canada need a work permit to do so.

When we consider foreign workers, an offer of employment is normally required before any of the proceedings are done by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) in order to grant a work permit to the applicant. There is a complete process through which an applicant has to go through in order to attain the opportunity provided of working in Canada. Additionally, it depends on the country of citizenship that if the applicant would also need to attain a temporary Resident Visa or not in the above mentioned scenario.

The steps towards gaining the work permit are highlighted below;

  • The employer applies for the Labour Market Impact Assessment, if applicable.
  • Employer does the extension of a temporary job offer.
  • Foreign Worker has to apply for a work permit.
  • Finally the work permit is issued.