Canadian Work Visas and Permits

Work in Canada

Are you interested in pursuing a new career in Canada? If so, you will need a Canadian work visa, which is a permit that allows you to legally work in Canada as a foreigner.

Thousands of skilled and unskilled foreign workers apply for visas every year, not only because they are looking for new prospects in one of the most multicultural and welcoming countries in the world but because of the job opportunities and the incredible work benefits that come with them.

Canada’s national average salary for full-time workers is approximately $54,630 per year and with an unemployment rate of just 7.5 percent, the odds of landing a good job in Canada are extremely high compared to other countries.    

And did we mention the benefits? Take a look at just some of the perks that await you once you decide to accept that dream job offer. 

Do I Need a Canadian Work Visa?

Most people need a specific type of work permit and there are various types to choose from. If you aren’t sure if you need one, the information provided on the various types below will help you determine which work visa may be right for you. 

There are two major types of work permits in Canada:


Those receiving an ITA must quickly submit a full application and pay processing fees, within a delay of 90-days. The federal government aims to process complete PR applications in only 6 months.

What Can I Expect to Earn Working in Canada?

The national average for full-time employees working in Canada is approximately $1,050.59 per week or $54,630 per year. This is of course dependent on your occupation, level of skill, work experience as well as the province or the territory you are working in.  

Who Else Can Apply for a Canadian Work Permit?

You may be eligible to apply for a work permit if you are:

Frequently Asked Questions

Canada is holding Express Entry draws regularly throughout the coronavirus pandemic and is inviting the highest levels of immigrants since Express Entry was launched in 2015.

Canada exceeded its Express Entry invitation target in 2020 due to its steadfast commitment to immigration. Canada needs high levels of skilled workers to build a new life in the country to support a healthy economy and society.

Express Entry immigration is set to grow even further in 2021, 2022, and 2023.

No, you do not need a job offer to be successful under Express Entry. Obtaining a job offer does not guarantee you will succeed, however it will help to increase your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. You can obtain either 50 or 200 additional CRS points if you receive a job offer that is eligible under Express Entry.

An Express Entry profile can be valid for up to one year. Candidates who receive an ITA can expect the Canadian government to process their permanent residence applications within six months. The government begins to measure the processing time when a complete permanent residence application is received. The processing time ends when a final decision is made on the application. If a candidate does not receive an ITA within one year of creating their Express Entry profile, they can simply re-submit their profile if they are still eligible.

Each year, Canada welcomes immigrants through Express Entry from over 100 different countries. There are so many talented people around the globe, and Canada has a diverse economy, Canada welcomes people from a diversity of different countries, skillsets, and occupational backgrounds every year.

The Express Entry CRS cut-off score is dynamic and varies from draw to draw. You should always identify how to maximize your CRS score, irrespective of what it is. This means ensuring you claim all the points you are eligible for based on your education, work experience, language skills, and other CRS criteria. If you believe your current CRS score is too low, identify what steps you can take to improve it, such as by retaking your language test, obtaining more work experience and/or education, as well as obtaining a provincial nomination or a job offer that is valid under Express Entry.

You do not need to hire a lawyer to go through the Express Entry process but it can be beneficial for you to do so. An experienced, professional, and trustworthy Canadian immigration lawyer can maximize your chances of succeeding under Express Entry for a modest legal fee.

Yes. Under Express Entry, you can include your wife, husband, or common-law partner. In addition, you can include your dependent children, your spouse or common-law partner's dependent children, and the dependent children of dependent children. If you are successful under Express Entry, your accompanying family members will also receive permanent residence.

Yes. A 2020 studycompleted by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) finds that Express Entry immigrants are very successful in Canada's job market since they have the human capital characteristics that are desired by Canada's employers. The study finds that Express Entry immigrants tend to earn higher salaries than the average Canadian worker and have high rates of employment and low rates of unemployment.

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