A Canada work permit visa is issued to eligible overseas individuals to work in the country for a specific time period. It is a legal document which authorizes a foreign worker to work legally in Canada. Excluding certain exceptions, most foreign temporary workers require this legal document to work. A Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) might also be required to enter Canada depending on your country of residence or citizenship.

Work permits are of two types:

  • • Open Work Permit
  • • Employer Specific Work Permit

Open Work Permit: Open work permit allows you to work for any employer in Canada except the ones who have failed to comply with the employment standards or businesses who engage in sex trade such as strip clubs, escort services, or erotic massage parlours. An open work-permit is non-job specific, hence you will not need a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) in order to apply for an open work permit. The open work permit is for spouses of international students/working permanent residents in Canada. It is also easy for a student to get work permit in Canada.

Employer-Specific Work Permit: An employer-specific work permit legally allows a foreign worker to work for a specific employer for a certain period of time. This type of work permit includes the name of the employer you will work for, the duration and location of work if applicable. It is also called a closed-work permit and is subject to a job offer by a Canadian employer supported by a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) which shows as evidence that there is no Canadian citizen or permanent resident available to do the job which is being offered to the applicant. This is eligibility factor to work in Canada .

. Who can apply for an open work permit?

Ans. You may be eligible for an open work permit if you:

  • • are an international student who graduated from a designated learning institution and are eligible for the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program.
  • • are a student who’s no longer able to meet the costs of your studies (destitute student).
  • • have an employer-specific work permit and are being abused or at risk of being abused in relation to your job in Canada.
  • • applied for permanent residence in Canada.
  • • are a dependent of someone who has applied for permanent residence.
  • • are the spouse or common-law partner of a skilled worker or international student
  • • are a refugee, refugee claimant, protected person or their family member
  • • are a temporary resident permit holder.
  • • are a young worker participating in special programs.

In each of these situations, you must meet additional criteria to be eligible.

. Can my spouse get open work permit in Canada from India?

Ans. Yes, in most cases, your spouse can work in Canada. However, they will usually need a work permit to work in Canada. They must apply for their own work permit.

In some cases, your spouse or common-law partner may be able to apply for an open work permit—allowing him or her to accept any job with any employer.

In other cases, your spouse or common-law partner must apply for a work permit for a specific employer. The employer may have to get a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). An LMIA allows an employer to hire someone for a specific job. Find out if your spouse or common-law partner's employer needs an LMIA to hire them.

. who are the best Canada work permit consultants in Bangalore??

Ans. There are an incredible amount of immigration "consultancies" in India, but very few have the credentials and the authorization to practice. Only ICCRC members and Canadian lawyers have the right to charge for Canadian immigration advice. It is a criminal offence to practice without authorization. Many Indians might think that Canadian law doesn't apply in India or prefer to go with big "consultancies" who have several offices but when doing that one is encouraging fraud and their rights are not respected. "Consultants" in India make a lot of empty promises but one has to understand that they have no control whatsoever over what is happening at the Canadian embassy and furthermore, they are not allowed to contact the embassy on the client's behalf if they are not authorized. Check out the video below to understand the reality.