What are the Documents Required for Canada Work Permit?

Documents Required for Canada Work Permit

Working in Canada is an attractive option for lots of foreign workers from all over the world. Every year, close to 200,000 foreign skilled workers come to work in Canada on Temporary Canadian Work Permits. There is no reason why this cannot be you too!

A Canadian work permit is a document issued permitting you to take a job within Canada if you are from a foreign country. A work permit is required to work in Canada, however, in some cases, you can work without a permit or job offer in Canada.


General Eligibility Requirements

No matter where you apply, you must:

  • Prove to an officer that you will leave Canada when your work permit expires
  • Demonstrate that you have enough funds to take care of yourself and your family during your stay in Canada and return home.
  • Obey the law and must have a clean record, no history of criminal activity (a police clearance certificate might be required)
  • Not be a danger to Canada’s security 
  • Be in good health and must be willing to present a medical exam if required
  • Not have intentions to work for an employer listed with the status “ineligible” on the list of employers who failed to comply with the conditions
  • Not have intentions to work for an employer who regularly, offers striptease, erotic dance, escort services, or erotic massages
  • Present the officer any other documents they ask for to prove you can enter the country.
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Global Skills Strategy applicants: You can only benefit from two-week application processing if you apply from outside of Canada.

Can I Apply for a Work Permit Outside of Canada?

Anyone can apply for a work permit before they enter Canada. In some cases, you are required to apply through a visa office outside Canada. This is usually true if you need a visa to enter Canada or must have a medical exam before you come here. 


Research and find out the type of work permit you can apply for and if you can benefit from the Global Skills Strategy’s two-week application processing. If you are applying for an open work permit, leave the employer section of the application blank.

Can I Apply for a Work Permit While I Am In Canada?

You are only eligible to apply for a work permit from inside Canada if you:

  • are currently in Canada and have a valid study or work permit, or your spouse or parents have a study or work permit
  • Have graduated from a program at a
    • Canadian university,
    • community college,
    • CÉGEP,
    • publicly funded trade/technical school, or other eligible schools
  • Have a temporary resident permit that is valid for six months or more
  • Have applied or been included in an application for permanent residence from inside Canada (you will have to pass certain stages in the main application process to be eligible for a work permit).
  • Have asked for refugee status in Canada and am waiting for a decision from the Refugee Protection Division (RPD) of Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board.
  • Have been recognized by the RPD as a convention refugee or protected person.
  • Have had your refugee claim turned down by the RPD but you cannot be removed from Canada for reasons beyond your control.
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Documents Required for Canada Work Permit

Foreign worker applicants must gather all the required documents for a Canadian work permit above their employer 

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Originally posted 2021-08-18 22:56:07. Republished by Blog Post Promoter


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