Temporary Foreign Workers

Work Permit is a document issued by the Canadian government that permits a foreign worker to legally work in Canada for a temporary period. Before being able to apply for a Work Permit, applicants are in most cases, required to obtain what is known as LMO issued by Service Canada. Once the validation has been approved, the foreign worker can apply for a Work Permit at a Canadian Consulate or High Commission outside of Canada. In some cases, the foreign worker will be required to attend an interview with a visa officer. Work Permit will be issued, if the Visa Officer is satisfied that the foreign worker’s employment will not adversely affect employment prospects for Canadians, and if the foreign worker qualifies for the position.

Temporary Foreign Workers often have the qualities to make a successful transition from temporary to permanent resident status in Canada.   Foreign worker shell proof 24 months of full-time or full-time equivalent (one week is 37.5 hours of work) skilled work experience at NOC Skill Type 0, or Skill Level A or B. This work experience must have been acquired in Canada (within 36 monthspreceding the date the application is made*).They are familiar with Canadian society and can contribute to the Canadian economy. Each applicant must demonstrate that they meet the minimum language requirements according to their occupational skill level by providing evidence of their abilities in English or French (IELTS test in speaking, reading, listening and writing).

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