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Canada Work Permit (Job Offer)

A Canadian work permit is issued on a temporary basis only and on the condition that you work for the specific employer who is sponsoring you.

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Your employer will take the following steps before applying for a Canadian Work Permit:

• Needs to confirm the position is suitable in order to apply for a Canadian Work Permit by making an application for a Labour Market Opinion (LMO) to Service Canada.
• Your employer must then offer you the confirmed position.
• Will make an application to Citizenship and Immigration Canada for a Work Permit for Canada.

Service Canada’s role is to confirm that your position will be of benefit to the Canadian Labour Market and of no threat to Canadian citizen’s employment opportunities before an application for a Canada Work Permit can be considered.

Once you have been authorized to work by a visa office outside of Canada, you will receive a letter of authorization stating that you are permitted to work in Canada. That letter is not a work permit. When you arrive in Canada, you must show your letter of authorization to the immigration officer. You must also show your passport and any travel documents you are carrying (such as airline tickets). The immigration officer will then give you a work permit that sets out the conditions of your stay and work in Canada. These will include your job title, name of your employer, and the length of time that you can work in Canada.

Why 1st Contact?

When you apply for a visa, you have two options:

  1. You can take the DIY route and work directly through the UK Border Agency website  
  2. You can work through an agency like 1st Contact Visas.

While doing things yourself could save you money in the short term, the benefits of working with us could outweigh many risks and implications that you could face in the long run.

With us, you get:

  • Help with your specific application. We don't believe that any visa application is generic – you have a different background and may have very unique needs from the next applicant.
  • Industry expertise. We're known for being specialists in the immigration industry. With over 250 staff in our London, Melbourne and Cape Town offices, we have the knowledge and resources to make sure your migration journey runs smoothly.
  • Dedicated consultants, here to talk you through your visa options.
  • Less stress. We apply on your behalf, and take care of the admin for you.
  • No gimmicks. If you don't get the visa, we don’t charge for our services.