Immigrate to Canada

A Work Permit is needed for most temporary jobs in Canada, though for some positions it may not be necessary. Various programs are available that allow some workers to enter for short periods based on territorial agreements that help determine if you are eligible or not.

Most temporary foreign workers will require an employer based LMIA (labour market impact assessment) in order to apply for a work permit. Any job in Canada must be given to a Canadian who holds the qualifications, experience and credentials if they qualify for the position being advertised. Canada always supports its own citizens before looking at the foreign market. However in a lot of cases, employers cannot find the right workers they need to fill the role they have so they must go through an LMIA which is issued by Economic and Social Development Canada (ESDC). After following very strict protocol to determine that no Canadian is available, the labour market impact assessment (LMIA) confirms that the employer can fill the job with a foreign worker.

To work in Canada, you must meet the general requirements for entering the country and staying to work here, in addition to the requirements for applying and receiving a Work Permit. Many countries’ citizens require a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) to enter Canada. For those that do not need a TRV they will require an ETA or an Electronic Travel Authorization to enter. The only exception is the USA where Canadians only require a passport to enter and vice versa.

A Work Permit, however is not an immigration document. It does not allow you to live in Canada permanently. To live here permanently, you must qualify under one of the numerous permanent immigration program categories, such as skilled worker, skilled trade, or one of the provincial nominee programs just to name a few. Caregivers who have come under an LMIA prior to November 2019 or who qualified under the pilot programs for Home Support Workers or Childcare workers can stay in Canada permanently if they meet certain requirements. If you want your spouse or common-law partner and your dependent children to come with you to Canada, they must apply to do so.

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  • Eligibility To Apply From Outside Canada
  • You Must Also Do The Following
  • Eligibility To Apply As You Enter Canada

To apply for a Work Permit from outside Canada, you must submit the following documents: a job offer letter or contract from a Canadian employer a completed application, that shows that you meet the requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, and Employment, Social Development Canada (ESDC) and Service Canada that the employer can hire a foreign worker to fill the job. This confirmation is called a positive labour market impact assessment (LMIA)

There are several factors that will help satisfy a visa officer to provide a positive decision on your work permit. They will want to be assured that as a temporary worker on a temporary work permit you will:

  • Leave Canada at the end of your Work Permit.
  • You have enough money to support yourself and your family while you are in Canada.
  • Respect the law and have no criminal record - you may have to provide a police clearance certificate.
  • Show that you are not a risk to the security of Canada, and
  • Be in good health - you may have to have a medical examination.

Seems easy enough but that is why we are here to help you get it right and apply professionally.

You can apply also for a Work Permit as you enter Canada, but only if you meet the following requirements:

  • You don’t need a visa to enter Canada
  • You do not need a medical examination (or you already have a medical certificate).
  • Your job does not need a labour market impact assessment (LMIA) from Employment, Social Development Canada (ESDC) or
  • You have brought the positive labour market impact assessment and job offer with you.


You will find, below, our exclusive list of powerful employment search websites, which will give you access to thousands of potential employers in Canada as well as extremely useful tips on creating a resume and applying for employment. Please note that you should only begin actively seeking employment after your Canada immigration visa has been issued. Many of our clients have secured job offers using these sites.

There are thousands of other job sites you can find through the internet which provide information on available jobs in Canada

  • Sample Government Job Sites
  • Sample Non Government Job Sites
  • Corporate Job Sites
Alberta Government Job Postings> 
Saskatchewan Government Job Postings
Manitoba Government Job Postings
Ontario Government Job Postings
Prince Edward Island Government Job Postings
Newfoundland & Labrador Government Job Postings
Federal Government Job Postings
Ambit Search
British Columbia Hi Tech.
Calgary Career Site
Canada Online Job Search Guide
Canada Job Links
Canada Work Info Net
Manitoba Government Job Postings
Canadian Career Page
Canadian Jobs : Canada Employment Weekly
Career Edge
Career Owl
Charity Careeers
CRS Major Canadian Companies, HR Departments
CRS Cities: HR Departments cityjobs.html
Descheneaux Insurance Recruiters
Education Canada Network
Employer Jobs/
Forestry Employment Bulletin Board 
Human Resources Development Canada
"Job Bank" Human Resources Canada
Locanto Jobs Canada
Meta-list of On-Line Job-Search Resources and Services
Misconsult, Career Center
Move Over Recruitment
National Association of Career Colleges
Positionwatch, IT Positions
Student Employment Network
Tiger Jobs
Vancouver insurance jobs
Workopolis, Mega


  • Before You Apply

  • After You Apply

Immigration Consultants Calgary

Our website contains information on living in Canada, jobs in Canada and the Canadian immigration application process. We also offer a free, online, Canada immigration eligibility form to help you determine if you are a candidate for immigrating to Canada.

This Canada immigration eligibility form has no official status and there are no obligations; it simply allows us to determine whether you are eligible to immigrate to Canada or not. Take the time to review this information and to learn more; but, if this information does not provide you with the answers you require, we will be pleased to answer questions related to your Canada immigration eligibility form or to clarify any issues relating to completing the form.

Take the time to e-mail us at or take advantage of the Blogging section where you can post questions and have people who may have gone through the process help. You will be asked to provide information about your previous education and employment history, up to and including the past 10 years. You will also be asked information about family members or dependents, those immigrating to Canada with you and those who are not. You may qualify to immigrate to Canada within one of any of the numerous Canadian immigration programs. Currently this encompasses over 80 possibilities including the provincial nominee programs, Express Entry, sponsorship, student permits, work permits, and entrepreneurial opportunities.

You can also book a consultation with us and we will spend an hour discussing your options with you after we learn about your background. Consultations are useful for you if you wish to apply on your own or if you want us to do so on your behalf. Go to our booking page and schedule a meeting with us.

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Once you have successfully completed an assessment, and become a client, we will represent you and work towards preparing a successful application for you. Adventus Canada Immigration cannot and does not guarantee the results of the application but we will try to do our best for each and every client. We have been operating for over 10 years and have represented hundreds of applicants from around the world to successfully achieve their goal of becoming a Canadian Citizen.

When you do apply, there will be an Acknowledgement of Receipt Letter, which will include your File Number meaning it has been received by IRCC. Depending on the program that your application was submitted under, processing times will vary. However, since Covid affected the world, IRCC has over 2 million applications waiting for processing. However, once your Canada Immigration Application has been acknowledged by the visa office, it is placed in queue for assessment. Visa offices differ in the amount of time they take to provide an initial assessment, and different application types are processed within different time frames. Once our office has filed your Canada immigration application, you will be asked to keep our office informed of any updates, changes and developments with regards to anything that changes in your life.

Please note that not all of the points listed below may apply to you but we would like to remind you that:

If we have nothing new to tell you, you will not hear from us. However, we will be notifying you of updates we receive from IRCC with regards to your file via email.

Make sure to notify us if you change your email address. You must keep us informed of:

  • Changes in your family composition,
  • Changes to your marital status
  • Parenthood occurs,
  • Experience a death in your immediate family,
  • Change of address, job, gender or anything change of any nature

you must notify our office so that we can update the visa office with this information and instruct you as to what course of action we will take on your behalf; You must also notify our office if your legal status changes in any way. For example, if you filed your Canada Immigration Application while under a Work Permit, and then switch to a Study Permit, if your visa expires, or if you acquire a new visa from a different country, etc. you must also notify us of details such as a change of name. Keep our office informed of any changes, as this will aid us to keep track of elements pertinent to your file. Failure to update the visa office with the types of changes in information enumerated above could be detrimental to your Canada Immigration application.

All applicants for immigration to Canada are required to have medical examinations. The purpose of the medical exam is to determine whether the potential immigrant has any health conditions that are likely to be a danger to public health or safety, or that could be very demanding on Canada‘s healthcare or social services.

Once your Canada immigration application has been fully processed and finalized, the Canadian visa officers will request that you and your dependents provide your passports for the purpose of having your Canada Permanent Resident visas issued. At this time, you will need to send your original passports directly to the Canadian Consulate General/Canadian High Commission/Canadian Embassy that is handling your application. The visas will then be physically inserted into your passports and will be returned to you. Typically, the visa officers will allow for the passports to be returned via a shipping method which enables one to track the shipment. The issuance of your visas and return of your passports is typically performed within two to three weeks of your submission of the passports to the visa post.

The expiration date of your permanent resident visa or COPR (confirmation of permanent residency) will be one year from the date that you complete/completed your medical examination. You will need to land in Canada (i.e. physically enter Canada) by that date or your visa will be considered expired and you will lose your Permanent Residency status.

Since Covid, however eCOPRs are being issued and interviews are not taking place, the E-COPR is sent to you via email.