Important points to note while applying for a work permit
People who are not permanent residents or Citizens of Canada can apply for work permit to work and stay in Canada on temporary basis. In majority of cases the work permits are applied from outside Canada and requires the employer’s involvement in the application processing. The principal applicant must complete and sign his/her own individual form and the dependents that are travelling should follow the same procedure. However, those who are below 18 years of age must get their form signed by a parent or guardian. For more information on how to apply for a work permit in Canada, it is important to refer the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website.
Along with the work permit, applicants in some countries also require temporary resident visa to enter and work in Canada. People who require this official document need not apply or pay for it separately. Once the work permit is approved, the temporary resident visa will automatically be issued to the applicant to enter Canada as a legal worker. Citizens and permanent residents of United States, Greenland or Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon need not go through this procedure for resident visa. For complete details on how to apply for a work permit in Canada and where to get the application form visit the Canadian Immigration website.
Submitting Application for Work Permit:
• Applicants must submit their completed form along with the processing fee at the
visa offices in the country or region where they are living. However, in some exceptional
cases they may also apply for work permit when they enter Canada or from inside
• The application processing time is not predictable and depends on the location of the application submission. However, there is possibility to speed up the process by providing photocopies and documents that are correct and legible. To verify acceptable methods of payment and get clarity on how to apply for a work permit in Canada it is advisable to consult Canadian visa office website.