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WANT TO WORK IN CANADA?
TFA MAY  HELP YOU

The idea of ​Working in Canada is quite attractive.It is a lifelong goal for many foreign workers looking for an enriching multicultural professional experience. Every year, more than 300,000 people are allowed to work in Canada. The Work Permit, or Work Visa, allows foreign nationals, such as certain foreign workers and students, to work in Canada on a temporary basis.

Check below the options for visa/permit should you wish to come to Canada to Work.

Count on the assistance of the TFA team to take care of your process, conducting your entire application correctly and safely.

WORK VISA (W-1)
The W-1 is the visa granted to a foreign worker allowing them to enter Canada already with a worker status. After obtaining this visa, the worker will receive the work permit at the Port of Entry to Canada. There are two types of work permits: one that can be issued for an open to an employer (Open Work Permit) and one that is related to a specific employer (Employer-Specific Work Permit).
OPEN WORK PERMIT (OWP)
The Open Work Permit is a document issued within Canada that allows certain foreigners to work for any Canadian company. To be eligible you must be the spouse of an international student enrolled full-time at a Canadian college (mostly public) or university, or be the spouse of a person who has worker status with job offer at NOC 0, A or B. You can also obtain an open work permit, if you are part of a International Experience Canada program.
WORK WHILE STUDY
For those who do not meet the requirements of other types of work visas, studying at a college remains one of the easiest ways to work legally in Canada. Study Permit allows undergraduate and graduate students to work for up to 20 hours per week and its validity is correlated with the length of study.
CO-OP WORK PERMIT (SW-1)
Students applying for a study visa for undergraduate or graduate programs who have a mandatory internship (Internship/Co-op) as one of the components of their course will receive the SW-1 visa and upon arrival in Canada must have the your Co-op Work Permit issued.
POST-GRADUATION WORK PERMIT (PGWP)
The famous PGWP is a work permit that allows international students who have graduated from certain Canadian institutions of higher education to stay and work in Canada (for any company) for a period of 1 to 3 years after completing their studies.
YOUTH INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE CANADA - IEC
This program offers young people between 18 and 35 years old, from certain countries that have such an agreement with Canada, the opportunity to travel and work in the country, through the Young Professionals, Work & Holiday Visa and International Internship categories. Currently, Brazil is unfortunately not part of the list of countries in this agreement. However, if you have dual nationality with one of the partner countries, such as Portugal, you may be eligible to apply.
LABOUR MARKET IMPACT ASSESSMENT (LMIA)
LMIA is an assessment that an employer in Canada must apply and obtained an approval before hiring a foreign worker. A positive LMIA will show that there is a need for a foreign worker to be hired to fill the position, as no Canadian worker or permanent resident is adequately qualified to do so. Only after the employer obtains the approval of the LMIA can the worker apply for a work permit, called the Employer-Specific Work Permit.
EMPLOYER-SPECIFIC WORK PERMIT
This application type allows you to work with a specific employer who has an approved LMIA or provincial nomination. It is worth noting that in this case, you will be strictly bound to work only for that employer. If you are laid off or change jobs, you will need to apply immediately for another job offer.
BRIDGING OPEN WORK PERMIT (BOWP)
This is a work permit that enables applicants for permanent residency to work for any company in Canada while awaiting the processing and issuance of their COPR. To be considered eligible, you must have received the AOR confirming your application for permanent residence or be the spouse of the lead applicant who received the AOR (in which case the principal applicant must have a job offer at NOC 0, A or B.)
TEMPORARY WORKERS VISA
This type of visa has the following public: speakers, singers, performers, among others and it is suitable for professionals who will perform a specific activity in the country for a short period of time (same as the Business Visitor visa). For work permit-exempt jobs, ideally coding would be B-1 or WX-1; however, if the visa is coded V-1, this would have no legal impact on the foreign national’s ability (or inability) to work without a permit. If you intend to work in the long term in Canada, you must apply for a regular work permit (if eligible).
RELIGIOUS WORK PERMIT
Work permit for foreigners whose work in Canada is of a religious nature, where their activity normally involves being part or sharing the beliefs of the religious community in which they will work or having the ability to teach or share religious beliefs, as required by the employer, which are usually local religious institutions
CAREGIVER - TEMPORARY WORKER
Visa aimed at foreign caregivers who have a job offer in an occupation of NOC 441 (Home Child-Care Provider) or NOC 4412(Home Support Worker). Recommended if you do not meet the requirements to apply directly to permanent residency as a caregiver and wish to experience the Canadian market. However, your employer will first need to apply to receive a positive LMIA

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Frequently Asked Questions about Working in Canada

Frequently Asked Questions about Working in Canada

No. The spouse/spouse holding the Open Work Permit may work until the permit expires.

Yes, you can work as a self-employed person.

Yes, you can work for multiple employers in multiple locations across Canada.

Yes, it is necessary to update several documents as well as acquire new ones (such as compliance fee payment by the employer). We will be able to reuse as much as possible, but it is essential to try to keep all documents as up-to-date as possible.

An Employer-Specific Work Permit only allows you to work for a specific employer who was previously informed in the LMIA or provincial appointment process, so you cannot work for another employer other than the one listed on your Employer-Specific Work Permit.

The validity of the PGWP can be issued based on the duration of the study program from a minimum of 8 months to a maximum of 3 years. Generally speaking, if you are graduating from a one-year equivalency course, you can apply for a one-year PGWP. If your program’s equivalency is 18 months or more, you can apply for a PGWP for 3 years. Exceptions apply*.

To apply to extend the spouse’s work permit, the primary applicant must have a job offer at NOC 0, A or B, evidenced with a letter from the employer and the most recent 3 paychecks.

Applications for visas/work permits do not require financial proof, but if there is a member of your family who will apply for a Visitor Record or Study Permit, it is recommended to add proof as these types of applications do.

Applications for PGWP for Child Care and Caregiver positions, or related to healthcare jobs, require inclusion of the Immigration Medical Exam to be processed, even if the person is already in Canada.

If applied via outside, the medical examination is required for people who intend to stay for more than 6 months. Internally, currently only work permit applications made for work or internship for Child Care, Caregiver and other Health Care sectors usually require inclusion of the Medical Exam to be processed, even if the person is already in Canada.

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