An Employer-Specific Work Permit in Canada allows temporary foreign workers to work under specific conditions with a job offer.
An employer- specific work permit is the most common type of work permits and it will let you work in Canada according to the conditions on your work permit such as:
The name of the specific employer you can work for
How long you can work
The location where you can work
Your employer typically needs to get a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment which shows that you can work in Canada as a temporary foreign worker (TFW). This must be done BEFORE you submit your application.
You may be not need a work permit if you are:
Working for a religious organization
An agricultural worker
Working for the film industry
Before you submit your application, your employer must give you:
A copy of the positive LMIA letter
Your job offer letter or contract
How It Works
- 1Create An Account
Do an eligibility check, or pick a visa, or just sign up directly to create an account. Then you can see all the documents needed, questions you must answer, and fee payments for our services and to the government. If you have any questions, it is easy to contact our sales team or to schedule a call.
- 2Eligibility Confirmation Before Payment
First you will answer a few questions to ensure you are eligible for the visa. Only if you are eligible will the payment unlock. Making payment assigns an immigration lawyer or regulated consultant to your application. We are transparent in our process and pricing, and clearly list all the fees and processing times for your visa. Read our Transparency Pledge. We use Stripe for credit or debit card payment processing, which is secure and encrypted.
- 3Complete Your Application Online
You can complete as many of the application tasks you wish before payment. Take your time. Some visas require a lot of information, which requires answering questionnaires and uploading of documents. Our system ensures everything necessary is gathered depending on your situation - preventing errors and omissions - and saving you time.
- 4Visa Preparation and Submission
Once all the tasks are completed, our experts will review your answers and start preparing your application so that the best case is best presented. Government fees are also due once the application is completed and we can correctly calculate the government fees due. After a final review by you, and by our experts, your application will be submitted! You will have peace of mind that only comes with an accurate application.
- 5Approval and Renewals
We notify you when your visa is approved! If there are any questions or rejections from the government, we will answer them and resubmit without any further fees from us. We securely store your immigration documents for 7 years and provide alerts well before any expiry dates. Renewing or taking the next step toward citizenship is easy when all your immigration history is in one place.
Some documents you will need to provide, and some documents we may prepare for you.
- CV (résumé)
- Digital Photo
- Employment Contract
- Employment Record
- Employment Reference Letter
- Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA) from ESDC or Proof of Submission
- Police Certificate
- Proof that you Meet the Requirements of the Job Being Offered