Work Permits Process
Our Step-by-Step Process for Immigration and Employment in Canada
Canada admits about 100,000 people a year on Work Permits of various kinds. If you
want to work here you will likely need a job offer, a Labour Market Opinion from
HRSDC as well as a Work Permit. To obtain your permit and secure permanent residence,
we have developed a systematic process to help you land a job in Canada:
The Step-by-Step Process
- Call for a free consultation.
- Book a time to visit one of our affiliate offices to shoot your video resume. >see affiliate offices
- Bring your resume, reference letters, degrees, diplomas, and certifications.
- We’ll explain the fees and you chose a service package.
- We collect copies of your documents.
- We write/edit your resume.
- We write your video script.
- We record and upload your video profile.
- When an employer is interested in you we notify you. If you are interested in the
job we set up a telephone interview with an Employment Specialist to prepare you
for the interview with the prospective employer.
- You call the Employment Specialist in Canada who will answer all your questions
about the job, salary and other matters.
- If required, you will be interviewed on the phone by the employer.
- If you are selected by the employer, we help the employer prepare and provide a
written job offer then present it to you.
- If you accept the job, sign the offer and send it back.
- You sign an agreement with us to prepare your Work Permit and help you relocate
and settle in Canada – possibly for your permanent residence.
- Once we receive the agreements the employer files an application for a Labour Market
Opinion with Service Canada (HRSDC) which can take 2 -16 weeks to process.
- Concurrently, we will help you apply for a Work Permit.
- We provide you with a document checklist and Work Permit Application Form along
with the Authorization appointing us as your legal representative.
- We advise you if occupational licensing or certification is required. If necessary
we help you prepare these applications.
- You send us scanned copies of the documents as well as an electronic version of
the Work Permit Application which we review and amend as necessary.
- We prepare a cover letter to attach to the file.
- The Work Permit application is submitted to the appropriate Canadian Visa Post (in
person or by courier). The application includes the cover letter, application forms,
supporting documents, counsel authorization, and processing fees (usually paid in
person or by Money Order to the Receiver General for Canada).
- Candidates from “visa exempt countries” and who do not require a medical examination
may be able to apply at a Port-of-Entry.
- Medical examinations are required for Candidates: i) coming for more than six months
and have spent more than six months in the past year in a Designated Country; or
ii) are working in an occupation where health may be an issue (i.e. healthcare or
cooks). Note that only “designated doctors” can perform these medical exams. Usually,
they perform the exam only if the medical form is provided and issued by the Visa
Post. (However, some doctors who have the medical forms will perform the exam at
any time.) We will provide you with a list of Designated Doctors in your area. Medical
tests are sent to a Canadian Health Centre which analyzes and approves the tests,
usually within 1-2 months.
- You may be requested to attend a personal interview. We’ll prepare you accordingly.
- Once you receive your approval for both a Work Permit and Visitor’s Visa we’ll make
final arrangements with your employer for your arrival.
- We make arrangements for your temporary accommodations in Canada.
- When you arrive in Canada the Work Permit is issued.
- We help you arrange for temporary insurance for the first three months here or until
the provincial healthcare system covers you – which may be immediately.
- Once you’re working in Canada we start to make arrangements for your permanent residence.