"Successful people are the one who are breaking the rules."
- Seth Godin, American author
Looking to work in Canada for a select period of time and in a select profession, then you have to consider applying for a work visa/permit which allows you entry for a certain period of time, after which you would need to return home to your native place. In this post, we examine a bit more in detail about the work visa procedure, etc.
The Canadian government gives out work visas to foreign nationals under its Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). Four categories of workers are allowed into the country under the scheme: High skilled, low skilled, seasonal agricultural, and live-in caregiver. These four categories must have a job offer and a work permit before entering Canada. Workers under this scheme are allowed into the country and if you are interested and qualify, you too can apply for a Canada work visa after COVID-19 pandemic ebbs.
High skilled positions include management, professional, scientific, technical, or trade occupations (National Occupational Classification (NOC), skill type 0, and skill levels A and B).
Low skilled positions include chefs, cooks, bakers, butchers, processing, manufacturing and utility supervisors and central control operators, supervisors and technical jobs in natural resources, agriculture and related production and so on. One must show proven experience in these lines of work to be eligible to get the visa. These are all B type of skills.
The two types of open work permits are:
• Unrestricted permit (free to work in any occupation and location)
• Restricted (Limited to a particular occupation or the location such a region/province)
Also Read: Work Permit Process for Canada
Eligibility conditions for who all can apply for a work visa/permit:
- Prove to an officer that you will the country once the work permit expires
- Prove of funds to sustain yourself and for the return journey home
- Obtain a local police clearance certificate
- Good health with a medical exam to prove it
- No plan to work with an employer deemed “ineligible”
- No plans to work with an employer in the sexual flesh trade
Steps to get a work visa for Canada:
1. Find a job that is eligible for the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and which won’t be filled by a local. Get a job offer letter from the employer which is a mandate for filing your application with the high commission.
2. Meet the requirements for the work visa
3. Get a temporary work visa application package from the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website or from the Canadian High Commission.
If you are not proficient in English or French, start brushing up now. The fluent you are in any or both the languages, the easier it is for getting any visa to the country including work visas.
Start your homework in the right earnest to obtain a work visa under the Canadian government’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). For more information on the same, get in touch with us today.