You need a work visa to allow you to legally reside in Canada if you are looking to move to Canada. You can apply online for a work visa for some nationalities in as little as 5 minutes. This will make it simple and quick to begin your life as an expat in Canada. You can contact The Residence Group with any questions you may have about the application process. We’re also happy to provide more information about living and working in Canada.
What you will need
Complete the Canada Visa Application Form online. Pay a $CAD 110 service fee + $CAD 5.00 anti-fraud fee. Attach a passport photo and a copy of your Passport (or travel document) to this form. Three people who know you personally for at most 2 years will be required to submit your personal references.
Once you have completed your application, you will be given a Canada passport number. Use your Canada Visa number to attach your passport/travel document (if applicable) to any Canadian government website that requires proof.
Complete the online application form
First, you must complete an online application to apply for a Canadian work visa. The online application process takes only a few minutes. You will need to fill out basic information, as well as details about your job, financial situation, and any relevant experience. It will take less than five days to receive an email confirmation that your submission has been received. The next step is to take a printout of all pertinent documents and attach them to your visa application package.
Pass a security check
Many people are unaware that Canadian businesses seeking to hire foreign nationals must first be registered with and approved by, IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada). The actual application process is online and free of charge. To begin your registration, fill out a Preliminary Assessment form on IRCC’s website. If you meet all necessary requirements and have already obtained an LMIA from your prospective employer, you can then use IRCC’s online system to apply for a work permit.
Provide an offer of employment
Once you’ve spoken to potential employers and discussed your job description, you can calculate how much you will earn. It’s a good idea that you have a job opportunity, but it’s a bad time to apply for LMIA. There is a good chance that your Canadian employer won’t approve your application unless they offer you a legitimate job here at above minimum wage (before any tax).
Submit your application package
Once you have decided where you want to live or work in Canada, you can apply for a visa. Online submission is the best way to apply for a visa. Fill out the online application form to provide information about yourself, your trip and how you will financially support yourself during your stay.
Wait while your application is reviewed
LMIA can be used to help Canadian employers hire foreign workers only when Canadian citizens and permanent residents are not available. While waiting for your application’s review can be frustrating, it’s essential that you do nothing that could affect your chances of being granted an LMIA. A valid work permit issued on the basis a positive LMIA may be revoked if you change jobs prior to receiving a new one in Canada. This could affect your chances of getting another one in the future.
Receive a decision from IRCC
In most cases, IRCC will respond by email. Online, you can check the status of your application or call the IRCC Call Centre at 1-888-242-2100. Information is available in English and French. You will be informed by the officer if your application was approved or denied. You may have your case referred to an embassy in another country or visa office abroad.
Receive your LMIA certificate, if required
Once your job offer has been accepted and you have arrived in Canada, it is time to get your Labour Market Impact Assessment certificate (LMIA). If you are offered a job by a Canadian employer and require a visa or work permit, an LMIA certificate is required. You should get an email notification if you submitted your online application. Usually, it is within four weeks.