In most situations you will have to apply for a temporary work permit before travelling to Canada.
Working on a temporary work permit
There are two kinds of work permits:
- Work permits that are based on a written confirmation, known as a Labour Market Opinion (LMO), from the Department of Human Resources and Skills Development (HRSDC) that the employer may hire a foreign worker.
- Work permits without an LMO. This applies to special circumstances such as:
- Intra-company transfers;
- Exchange programs for students and young workers.
Please contact us to discuss which work permit best fits your specific situation.
Working without a temporary work permit
In certain cases, a temporary work permit may not be required. These include the following:
- News reporters, film and media crews;
- Athletes and coaches;
- Business visitors;
- Clergy (priests, ministers, rabbis, imams, etc.);
- Performing artists.
Check beforehand whether you will require a temporary work permit. You may also contact us for more information.