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.