Canadian Work and Live Visa- an Introduction, Requirements, and Benefits

by By Rajneesh Kumar

Posted on March 15, 2017

Canada Work Permit Details

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Canada is the paradise of skilled workers with multiple job options, vibrant cities, diversified culture, liberal communities, stable democracy, and high standards of living, etc. Fast growing Canadian industries and organizations every year employ thousands of foreign skilled workers due to the existing skill shortage in the country. A Canadian Temporary visa is the key pathway to work in Canada on a temporary basis.

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Canadian Work and Live Visa

This Canadian temporary visa allows the foreign skilled workers to live and work in Canada for up to four years. However to apply for the work visa, you first need to get a job offer from Canada with LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment) approval. The LMIA is a document that employer in Canada requires obtaining from ESDC (Employment and Social Development Canada). The LMIA certifies that no local employee or worker was available for the position offered to a foreign skilled worker. However, a few Canadian jobs are exempt from LMIA approval.

Key requirements to apply for work and live visa in Canada

The eligibility requirements of this visa are as follows:

  • You must obtain the Job offer from a Canadian employer
  • Your Canadian employer requires acquiring the LMIA approval from ESDC
  • LMIA is not required for Open Work Visa or for jobs exempted from LMIA
  • Convince the immigration officer that you will leave Canada once your employment contract is over or work visa expires (whichever earlier)
  • You must be in good health
  • You shouldn’t have any criminal record and need to prove that you won’t be a threat to Canada
  • Convince that you won’t be working for an employer that appears in the list of ineligible employers
  • Need to show the proof of funds to financially support the stay of you and your family in Canada.
  • Fulfill all other criteria of a temporary work visa

If you meet all the above conditions, you are eligible to obtain a temporary work visa in Canada.

How to get direct PR visa in Canada instead of applying for Temporary Visa

You can apply for PR visa in Canada through Express Entry System, Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), and Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP), etc.  If you apply in some specific streams of above mentioned programs, you can obtain Permanent Residency (PR) in Canada.

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Canadian Work and Live Visa may get processed faster in 2017 as part of Global Skills Strategy

by By Rajneesh Kumar

Posted on December 9, 2016

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The federal government in Canada plans to process the Work and Live Visa faster than the usual in next year. This step will be taken as a part of a Global Skills Strategy that’s likely to be initiated in the year 2017.

Certain Work and Live Visas to be processed in 2 weeks under GSS

As a vital part of Global Skills Strategy initiative, the priority processing time of 2 weeks shall begin in 2017, for a few specific Work and Live Visas that fall in high demand and low risk category.

The Global Skill Strategy measures will include the following:

  • A committed service channel shall be formed for organizations looking to make huge investments in Canada for job creation
  • In low-risk fields, Work and Live Visa requirement for very short-term work (i.e. 30 days or less) to be dropped. Short academic stays would also be included in this.
  • A dedicated two-week average to be set up for processing highly in demand and low risk Work and Live Visas and visas for the Canadian organizations

Key Objectives of Global Skills Strategy

As per the Fall Economic Statement issued last month, the lengthy processing time for Canadian Work and Live Visas making it difficult for the business industry of Canada to lure the skill and talent required to thrive. And to tackle this issue, Global Skills Strategy is a vital measure or response, as it will surely help magnetize the talent from overseas.

Canada Plans to Attract Global Talent

Speaking about Global Skills Strategy in a associated event, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Navdeep Bains mentioned that the GSS (Global Skills Strategy) aims to make it simpler for the organizations and industries in Canada to hire highly skilled, trained, talented and in demand people from overseas.

Backing the Global Skill Strategy he further added that acquiring the talent from the group of highly skilled and trained individuals from Canada and overseas, will surely empower the country to be a global leader in innovation and technology.

The GSS at now is eying at a few key sector to flourish and thrive, i.e. Technology Sector, etc.

Pathway to PR

The Canadian Work and Live Visa also provide a key pathway to permanent residency in Canada. In fact, several applicants coming on Work and Live Visa, later on utilize it to settle permanently in Canada. The work experience that a Work and Live Visa holder gets in Canada becomes a key factor when it comes to obtaining Canadian permanent residency.

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How to Immigrate to Canada without job offer

However, obtaining Work and Live Visa or Temporary Visa can be difficult in view of LMIA requirement. You can also move to Canada by applying for Canadian PR visa directly. You can apply in Federal Express Entry system – a key pathway to obtain PR in Canada. It is a point based online system to submit EOI (Expression of Interest) and apply PR visa in Canada.

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If you wish to get inclusive support and assistance to apply for permanent residency (PR), you coordinate with a registered immigration expert at Visas Avenue.

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Arriving To Work In Canada? Find The Key Points To Get Prepared For Arrival In Canada

by By Rajneesh Kumar

Posted on December 29, 2015

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Canada is a hot favorite country for the skilled immigrants over the last few years. And after the induction of newly elected Liberal government in Canada, the immigration policies have become even more lenient, encouraging the skilled migrants for Canadian Immigration. However, if you are arriving in Canada to work, you must need to do some basic preparation in view of immigration policies and other formalities the foreign workers need to accomplish in Canada.


Get your documents ready

On your arrival in Canada, the BSO (Border Services Officer) would require below documents

  • Get all your essential documents ready and bring them with you, i.e.

Proof of fulfilling the requisites of the job

  • LOI received from Canadian Visa Office (if any) saying that you are approved to work in Canada
  • A copy of LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment) received by employer depending on the occupation you have been appointed for
  • If occupation is LMIA exempt than ID number is requisite which your employer must have got when he submitted an offer of employment on employer portal on the CIC website
  • On successful verification of your documents, you will get the work permit from the BSO

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Social Insurance Number (SIN)

The SIN (Social Insurance Number) is a 9 digit number you would require to work or avail the government benefits in Canada. You need to apply for SIN as early as possible, once you arrive in Canada. Gather all your identity proof documents in original and visit the nearest Service Canada point of service, if all your documents are complete and satisfactory you will get the SIN on the spot. Remember to keep your SIN confidential at all times as it can be misused if stolen, etc.

Health Insurance and Worker’s Compensation

Once you arrive in Canada, your employer need to ensure that you are covered by a health insurance as well as by the worker’s compensation.

Accompanying Spouse and Children

If your spouse or children also accompanying you to Canada, and also looking to work or study, they also need to apply for the work or study permit in Canada. The spouse or common law partner have to complete the same formalities as you for the work permit, although your partner can apply for open work permit too.

It is advisable to get an Assistance from a Reliable Immigration Consultant for Immigration to Canada

There are various aspects and internal things, which needs clear understanding before you actually submit Expression of Interest (EOI) in any of the immigration programs or apply for the Canadian Visa under a particular category on receipt of the invitation. In such a scenario, help and assistance from a reliable Visa Consultancy Services can prove immensely vital in understanding the complex immigration procedure and also to know about the post landing services, i.e. Federal benefits & Services, housing and accommodation, jobs, community services, etc.

Visas Avenue is one of the leading Immigration Consultancy Services that has been guiding and assisting thousands of Immigration Applicants regarding immigration to hotspot immigration countries, i.e. Canada, Australia, USA, UK, New Zealand, South Africa, Germany, Hong Kong, etc. for the last few years.

You may contact the Immigration Expert at Visas Avenue or can fill the free assessment form available on its website to get the vital help and assistance regarding filing a visa application under the most suitable category and getting a guaranteed approval well within time.

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