The work permit can be employer-specific work permit or open work permit. Temporary foreign worker may be eligible to apply for employer-specific work permit once the employer gets a positive LMIA to hire that foreign national.
An LMIA is a Labour Market Impact Assessment that an employer has to get from ESDC in order to hire a foreign national. A positive or neutral LMIA will let employer hire a foreign worker if it defines that hiring a foreign national will have no impact on the Canadian labour market. Most employers in Canada will need an LMIA before hiring a temporary foreign worker with few exceptions.
Employer-specific work permit
An employer-specific work Permit lets you work in Canada according to the conditions on your work permit, such as:
Before you submit your application for an employer-specific work permit, the employer who wants to hire you must fulfil few requirements and give you either a copy of a Labour Market Impact Assessment or an offer of employment number to include in your application.
Open work permit
An open work permit lets you work for any employer in Canada and you may be exempt from the requirement of getting an LMIA. You can only get an open work permit in specific situations like below.
Depending on the type of LMIA, your employer may need to take some or all of these steps to get an LMIA from ESDC and then you can proceed with a work permit application to IRCC:
We at Immisa Immigration can assist employer with LMIA application and can also help foreign national to get the work permit.
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