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Application for Work Permits Including Open Work Permits

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Application for Work Permits Including Open Work Permits

Each year, more than 300,000 foreign workers come to work in Canada on Temporary Work Permits.

In order to work in Canada on a temporary basis, most foreign workers require a work permit. For foreign workers, an offer of employment from a Canadian employer is usually required before the worker may be granted a Temporary Work Permit by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). There are several steps to this process. Depending upon the foreign worker’s country of citizenship, a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) may also need to be obtained in order to enter Canada.

Step 1: Employer applies for Labour Market Impact Assessment, if necessary.

Step 2: Employer extends Temporary Job Offer.

Step 3: Foreign Worker applies for Work Permit.

Step 4: Work Permit is issued.

Alexene Immigration & Employment Services Inc have been working with employers in Canada and have been providing qualified workers to fill some job offer requirements. You can contact us to submit your application for a job posting and we can discuss how your application will be processed, the waiting times and the requirements that we need to process your application.

Extend your work permit – Bridging open work permit

This type of work permit lets you keep working while you wait for the results of your permanent residence application.

You may be eligible for a bridging open work permit if:

•  you applied for permanent residence
•  your current work permit expires in 4 months or less
•  you have valid status on your work permit
•  you are currently in Canada

You can only qualify if you applied to one of these permanent residence programs:

•  Federal Skilled Worker Program,
•  Canadian Experience Class,
•  Federal Skilled Trades Program,
•  Provincial Nominee Program,
•  Caring for Children Class, or
•  Caring for People with High Medical Needs Class.

Alexene Immigration and Employment Services can alleviate the stress of understanding the legislation and dealing with government procedures, allowing you to free up time and resources and focus on your work.

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