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Trabajo para extranjeros en Canada: Niñeros, enseñanza de idioma y otros empleos

 No es fácil encontrar un trabajo ‘normal’ como extranjero en Canada, pero hay algunos trabajos que te permiten financiar tu estadía en Canada.

Au pairing
Un ‘au pair’ es contratado para cuidar niños. El trato que ofrecen es alojamiento gratis, comida y una pequeña ayuda económica por ayudar con los niños y en ocasiones otras labores del hogar. La ventaja de este empleo es que practicas mucho el idioma, ya que estas en contacto diario con este.

Normalmente, no es requerido ningún tipo de aptitud especial y por lo mismo un au pair no debe ser estar al cuidado de niños menores a dos años. Las familias que aceptan un chico, joven o varon son raras, las experiencias con niños son sujetas a emisión de visa, ciudadanos de USA, Inglaterra, Australia y  Europa, regularmente tienen ventaja. El servicio dura un mínimo de 2 meses y máximo de 2 años.

Requisitos y responsabilidades típicos

•conocimiento básico del idioma (Ingles y/o  Frances) para comunicación con los niños desde el principio
•levantar y llevar a los niños para la escuela
•jugar con los niños
•preparar y darles sus alimentos
•limpiar sus cuartos y áreas de juego
•cuidado de ellos en las noches cuando salen los padres
Responsabilidades comunes de las familias

•dar un máximo de 25 – 35 horas de trabajo por semana
•dos días libres por semana
•no tratar al au pair como un sirviente doméstico no pagado
•dar su propia habitación
•pagar semalmente (unos $90)
•registrar al au pair con el doctor de la familia
•registrar al au pair en seguro de la casa
Las siguientes organizaciones relacionan au pairs con familias – estas suelen cobrar una cuota de registro a la familia y/o al au pair:

•IAPA (Asociación Internacional de Au Pair): www.iapa.org 
•IAPO (Organización Internacional de Au Pair):
www.au-pair.org 
• Au pair in Canada: http://www.newaupair.com/nanny_jobs_canada.aspx

Enseñanza de idioma extranjero
La enseñanza de tu idioma como idioma extranjero es un área donde puedes tener una ventaja en mercado laboral.  Español, Italiano, Chino o el mismo Frances son idiomas con demanda alta en Ontario, el resto de Canada siempre estar interesado en Frances. Conseguir empleo en el sistema de educación pública en Canadianse sule ser muy difícil, ya que solitan algunos requisitos y el proceso de selección es competido (generalmente le ofrecen las vacantes a los canadienses).

Sin embargo, existen algunas escuelas de idiomas y agencias de prácticas que dan empleo a extranjeros. Algunos ni siquiera piden requisitos (como el TOEFL, IETLS  para el Inglés), pero depende de la institución. La poseción de un certificado o título te da una ventaja. No hay requisitos para clases privadas pero certificados o cursos en TEFL TESOL son una gran ayuda donde quiera.

La enseñanza de idiomas no es la mejor pagada con salarios muy variables. Clases privadas por sesión pagan unos $11-20/por hora, pero tienes que contemplar administración de estudiantes, agenda y viajes. Chequea en las escuelas de idiomas y universidades as oportunidades para dar clases o echa un vistazo en la base de datos para trabajadores profesionales para Canada.

Trabajos temporales en la agricultura
Se estima que más de 120,000 extranjeros vienen a Canada cada año para ayudar en la temporada de trabajo intensivo como es la cosecha. La temporada de la berries, manzanas, etc es  hasta de 6 meses – Abril/Septiembre (dependiendo en tiempo y provincia), otras temparadas de frutas son de Mayo hasta principios de Noviembre.

Es relativamente fácil obtener un permiso para realizar estos trabajos legalmente. El trabajo es bien duro y la paga es poca, pero mucha gente regresa año tras año a los mismos lugares, así que puede difícil obtener un trabajo.

Industria turística
Hay muchas oportunidades en el sector turístico durante verano. Encontrar trabajo es un proceso que comienza desde Marzo especificamente, epecialmente en Vancouver, Montreal  y otros sitios llenos de turistas como la region del Niagara en Ontario, donde suele ser fácil, ya también los canadienses  se van vacaciones. Los servicios más comunes para empleo son hoteles, restaurantes y otros sitios de comidas.

Dependiendo de la experiencia y aptitudes, los trabajos son: limpieza, mesero, cocinero, cajero y recepcionista. Los fáciles para encontrar empleo son las cadenas de comida rápida y firmas reconocidas como McDonald’s, Tim Hortons, Wendy’s Taco Bell, etc, ya que suelen estar siempre contratando personal. Las habilidades con el idioma te pueden ayudar en este país, dandote una ventaja competitiva sobre los Canadienses. En invierno, las oportunidades de trabajo se concentran en los centros de ski en Seymour,Cypress,Whistler,Grouse y British Columbia.

Prácticas estudiantiles
Las prácticas estudiantiles (stage d’études) o prácticas asignadas no son consideradas legalmente como trabajos, así que un permiso de trabajo (TWP) no  es requerido, mayormente son conocidas como internship o pasantias no pagadas. Mantienes tu estado de estudiante durante las prácticas profesionales. Un acuerdo de prácticas (convention de stage) entre tu institución académica, la compañía y tu debe ser completada. En este se definen lo que estarás haciendo, horas de trabajo, condiciones así como cualquier remuneración.

 

 

Marisol Diaz  is  an experienced workshop presenter, Editor-in-Chief, IA and  a SOHO specialist. She also  has been writing on Canada settlement and  immigration law since 2006. contact her @ hinenisyndicator@gmail.com. You can improve your Canada job search through the Canadian database  for Int’l Employers  here ,  an informational services run by Hineni Media
 

Note and disclaimer: No attorney/client relationship is formed through the submission or viewing of this article. This article is not intended as a substitute for legal advice from a licensed attorney. The facts of every case are different and individualized advice should be sought from an attorney before proceeding with any case.

  

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What type of positions are being recruited in Canada?

In Canada, the projection of employment demand for occupations is undertaken through the Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPS). This information system is designed to provide historical, current and projected data both nationally and provincially. The focus of COPS is on long-term occupational needs and supply trends. The model provides the most comprehensive source of forward-looking employment demand data by occupation and by industry for B.C.

This model is maintained by Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC), in close consultation with partners in provincial governments and Service Canada regions.  The B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development is the COPS provincial partner in B.C., and prepares the COPS BC Unique Scenario with their federal counterparts from Service Canada.

So positions on skilled trades, pharmacist, finance, dental hygienist and others below are the ones being recruited in Canada.
 

  •  Healthcare information technology. Technicians are needed for such emerging jobs as healthcare integration engineer, healthcare systems analyst, clinical IT consultant, and technology support specialist.
  •  Clinical Trials Design and Management for Oncology. Biopharmaceutical drug companies have more than doubled investment in research and development in the past decade. Managing clinical trials include choosing appropriate dosages, designing treatment plans and recruiting patients.
  •  Allied Health – Medical Technicians, Technologists and Assistants:
    Many allied health careers are well-paid, and in high demand. Therefore, if you have an associate’s degree, or a four-year college degree, you can choose from a wide variety of nearly 100 allied health careers
  • Medical Office Administrative and Support Jobs such as:
  • Medical transcriptionists
  • Home Health and Hospice Care:
  • Home health, including in-home hospice care and home health aides for the elderly and disabled, are set to experience a whopping 50+% growth!
  • Registered nurse
    Canada’s aging population means this sector’s a dynamic place to be. A combination of factors will ensure a wealth of opportunity for nurses with college or university nursing degrees.
  • Geriatric healthcare. Hey, everybody is getting older which means there are more opportunities for jobs for pharmacists, geriatric care managers, geriatric nurses and managing facilities for seniors.
  • Computer and information systems managers
    The 2001 slowdown in the computer industry didn’t put a dent in this field. Wage growth is still better than average, as are actual wages (almost double the national average), while the unemployment rate is well below the national average.
  • Mobile media. Graphic designers, videographers, video editors, app developers and software engineers are needed to design and provide all the stuff that we now cram in our cell phones.
  • Embedded engineering. There are career options for software developers willing to learn some new tricks. Phones, appliances, televisions, automobiles and iPods all use processors to run. These complex digital processors are embedded systems, often built around a microprocessor core, that are designed by software engineers.
  • Data mining. Data mining is the technique for extracting specific types of information or patterns from large databases.
  • Human resource specialist or manager
    Demand for human resources specialists and managers is increasing and expected to stay strong, as companies place greater emphasis than ever before on human resources issues such as recruitment, training, employee relations and retention.
  • Occupational health and safety. More specialists are needed to cope with technological advances in safety equipment, changing regulations and increasing public expectations.
  • French/English translation and interpretation.
    Canada is officially a bilingual country but, with nearly 60% of the population speaking English as their mother-tongue, and only 24% speaking French as their first language. There are 77 million first language speakers and another 51 million second language speakers, according to the Ethnologue Report. (1) French is the second most commonly-taught second language in the world (after English).The 2001 Census total of francophones, those who report their mother tongue as French, was 6.8 million, or 22.9 percent of the population, down from 23.5 percent in 1996. The strongest demand for French speakers is in the health care, business and legal fields.
  • Content Writing/ Copyeditors/ paid blogging gigs/  freelancers focusing on business, travel and environmental subjects. Feature writing on the web. Is this where all those journalist for print media or newspaper reporters who have lost their jobs will end up.
  • Sustainable business practices and greening of all jobs. Green collar jobs can be found in every profession – even those you wouldn’t suspect. For instance, accountants are needed who understand what carbon accounting is.

 

Marisol Diaz  is  an experienced workshop presenter, bilingual information designer, info-Preneuer;  career and  a business facilitator . She  has been writing on legal research and Canada immigration law since 2006. contact her @ hinenisyndicator@gmail.com

NOTE: No attorney/client relationship is formed through the submission or viewing of this article. This article is not intended as a substitute for legal advice from a licensed attorney. The facts of every case are different and individualized advice should be sought from an attorney before proceeding with any case.

Work Visas and Immigration Visa in Canada

 

Work Visas and Immigration Visa in Canada  
  • Work Visa and Permanent Visa Options in Canada 
  • Hints for Work Visa / Immigration Visa Documentations
  • Ask An Immigration Attorney  

WORK VISA OPTIONS:

Temporary Work Visa:

For many people entering the workforce, this is the visa of choice. One benefit is that it can often be obtained in a very short time. To oversimplify the requirements, an TW visa can be applied for if you have at least a four-year bachelor’s degree or higher, and the position in which you will work requires at least a four-year degree. The general requirements for the TW visa are set forth on the CIC website. These visas used to be easy to obtain; nowadays nothing is easy to obtain from the CIC ( Canada Immigration). This firm is familiar with all aspects of applying for TW visas, including ensuring that the job description meets the TW visa requirements, the prevailing wage is properly met, and the applicant meets the legal requirements. We also set it up to lay a foundation for a later permanent visa, should you want one. TW visas can be issued for up to two years at a time, to a maximum of three years. Many people use that three years to obtain Canadian permanent residency, and the TW (Temporary Work Visa) is a good platform from which to do so.

Another benefit of the TW visa, at least for university teaching positions, is that in some instances the same job, even the same advertising campaign and search committee process, can be the basis for both a successful TW application and a permanent resident visa application. This is explained more fully under some universities Faculty  and should be carefully examined, so that a great opportunity is not lost. 

Visa Waiver for Individuals of Extraordinary Ability:

For some, another work visa option is the  Visa for Foreign People of Extraordinary Ability. This visa category is available to those whose accomplishments are truly outstanding, as shown by a higher level of accomplishment than their peers in such areas as the quality and number of their publications and the prestige of the journals in which they are published, the number and importance of reviews the applicant has performed on the work of others, the amount of salary, receipt of prominent awards, presentations at prestigious colloquia, membership in prestigious organizations, articles about the applicant, and major contributions made by the applicant in his or her field of endeavor, among others. Extensive documentation must be provided, to prove a level of sustained national, and sometimes international, acclaim. 

This visa requires a lot more than merely submitting a copy of one’s C.V. and a few letters from colleagues stating that the individual is of high caliber. For an example of how difficult these applications can be, check these administrative decisions that show the grounds for rejection, even of very highly accomplished individuals. Our linked law firm stays abreast of the requirements for successful WV visa applications, and understands how to “package” one’s accomplishments in a way that is palatable to the immigration authorities. One benefit of the WV visa category is that successful applicants will have laid a good foundation for a permanent visa based, for instance an Outstanding Professor or Researcher application, or an Extraordinary Ability Application. 

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TN Visa:

Certain professionals from U.S. and Mexico qualify for TN or “Treaty NAFTA” visas, valid for one year, renewable for as long as the individual continues to qualify. To oversimplify, the visa is issued to those with at least a Bachelor’s degree, in a position that requires a Bachelor’s degree. It cannot be used for self-employment. One qualification is that the individual must maintain a residence in, and must prove an intent to return to, his or her homeland in U.S. or Mexico. Filing an application for AEO Certification,  or for Permanent Residence demonstrates an intention to remain in Canada, and can lead to prompt termination of TN status. For U.S., TN visas are faster and easier to obtain than SW visas and are often useful as intermediate visas; for Mexicans they are almost as difficult as SW visas to obtain and often, but not always, are not worth the trouble.

International Treaties such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Canada Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA), or the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS);

SKILLED WORKER:

Employment Opinion (AEO) Certification

Canada Arranged Employment Opinion (AEO) to CIC factors into the assessment of a Skilled Worker application for Permanent Residency that no qualified Canadian wants the job that you want as the basis for your permanent visa. AEO is not required for TW, Business Class, or Religious nonimmigrant visas. AEO for professionals is only required if you are seeking a Permanent Resident Visa (“Resident Card”). AEO cetification is a complex process. AEO requires the full cooperation of your employer; the application must be filed by an employer who wants to hire you on a permanent basis. The employer must engage in a campaign of advertising that is designed to locate qualified Canadian workers; if no qualified, willing and able Canadian workers apply; and if the job requirements set forth in the ad are not unfair to Canadian. workers (citizens and resident card holders); and if the salary is in keeping with the level of the work; and other requirements are met; the HRSDC issues a AEO. With this, and proof that you meet the qualifications for the job, you can apply for permanent residency. The rules for advertising for AEO certification are complicated and they vary, depending on which of the three approaches is used: Regular AEO Certification, Reduction in Recruitment, or Special Handling AEO Certification. They also vary province-by-province and by regions within Canada. These rules are about to undergo extensive reworking when Canada HRSDC promulgates “WORK” regulations, after 2003. If you can apply prior to that time, it may be more beneficial, particularly for college faculty positions.

 

AEO for College, university Faculty or Research Associates:

For those of you who obtain a full-time position at a high institution either a college or an university, whether a research position or a teaching position, that involves teaching at least one college level class, you may qualify for the fastest AEO Certification process, “Special Handling”. For others, you may qualify for the second-fastest, “Reduction in Recruitment”. If you presently have an TW visa, you should promptly determine whether your present position may also qualify you for a AEO certificate, for two important reasons. First, there are strict time limits within which your application must be filed, for Reduction in Recruitment 6 months, for Special Handling positions 18 months. Second, the WORK regulations will eliminate the special handling program for college faculty. The point is – don’t delay in finding out if your newly-acquired job, or the job you got 17 months ago on a temporary visa, might also be the basis for your permanent residency. 

Permanent Visa without AEO Certification:

There are three ways of obtaining permanent residency without having to first offer the position to a Canadian worker – and all three depend on proving that you are such a desirable individual, that the government should not require you to do so.

Outstanding Researchers and Professors and Applicants of Extraordinary Ability:
As a broad, general observation, the requirements for these categories are the same as for the Special visa. In actual practice, the degree of “outstanding” or “extraordinary” caliber you need to prove for a nonimmigrant (i.e. temporary) Special visa, is lower than for the issuance of permanent residency under these similarly-worded programs. Also, you must be in a tenured or tenure-track position. 

National Interest Waivers:
In addition to meeting similar requirements for the categories immediately above, National Interest Waivers may be issued to individuals who have ten years of experience in their field, whose work benefits  Canada, whose work has substantial intrinsic merit, and who can demonstrate that Canada would be adversely affected if a AEO certification were required. These are difficult to obtain, but under the right circumstances are a viable option.

TW Waivers:
Some TW visa holders are required to return to their homeland for two years before being allowed to change to another visa status. One avenue worth considering is a waiver of this two-year return requirement.

Which path is for me?

It is very hard to generalize about your options under Canada immigration law, because there are so many variables: One variable is your present visa status. If your international student visa is about to run out, the lack of time may limit your options, requiring you to seek a visa that is quick to obtain, and applying for residency later on. If your on a tourist or business visa and is about to run out, before you can change visa status it may be advisable to verify whether you are bound by the two year return requirement by asking for an Advisory Opinion from an attorney before approaching CIC.

Another variable is the willingness of your employer to file an application for your permanent resident visa. Very often, employers want to have you work for them for a while on TW or internship (“TW“) or an Work Visa (WV) before they will agree to sponsor you for a permanent position. Another variable is what part of the country you will be working in, because this determines which Immigration center will adjudicate your petition, and the processing times vary widely at these Canadian Centers.
If you qualify for TW or W internship, you have one year during which to position yourself for your next work visa. Some of you will be able to go directly from a student visa to a permanent visa (“resident card”). You are more likely to require an intermediate visa between your student visa and your permanent visa, such as an TW visa or SK visa.

Premium Processing 

SK visas are taking two to seven months to process, depending on where you will be working in Canada, and thus which of the Service Centers will handle your application. If you pay an extra and file a form , the immigration authorities will process your case in two weeks. Business Class visas can also receive this accelerated treatment.
If you are in  International student status on TW, you must receive your SW change of status approval notice prior to the last day of validity of your TW document, or you will have to stop working until you receive it. (Or you can file for Premium Processing and pay an extra to accelerate the process and get a result in under two weeks).

Note: 
The information herein is of a general nature and may not apply to any particular set of facts or circumstances, nor should this information be construed as legal advice. For an evaluation about your case, please consult with an immigration attorney.

 

Marisol Diaz has been writing on legal research and Canada immigration law since 2006.

NOTE: No attorney/client relationship is formed through the submission or viewing of this article. This article is not intended as a substitute for legal advice from a licensed attorney. The facts of every case are different and individualized advice should be sought from an attorney before proceeding with any case.

Canada: Immigration Through Employment

Permanent Residence through Employment
(Permanent Residence in Canada)

The CiC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada ) has developed a points system that determines the quota or number of visas that are allocated to a particular preference category. This points system was developed to give an order to the way CIC approves applications each year and creates a difference in the application process by category.  This category includes:

* Foreign national Professionals with a bachelor degree who do not qualify for a higher preference category.
* Foreign national Skilled Workers with a minimum of two years training and experience.
* Other Workers and Unskilled workers requiring less than two years of higher education (including Live-in Domestic Workers). Tons of ladies enter and reside in Canada through this scheme.

Who Can Apply?

Professionals without an Advanced Degree*

*It means an university degree, such as a master’s or doctorate, that is higher than a bachelor’s.

* You must hold a Foreign Equivalent to a Canadian Bachelor Degree. No advance degree is necessary and the Bachelor’s degree must not necessarily be in the field of the offered employment.
* (OR) You must hold a Degree that is normally required for this profession so it could be acredited.
* If so, you must be in the position to prove that you are recognized as a professional of that profession.
* You must be offered a full-time, permanent position in Canada.
* Your potential employer must apply for and receive approved by HRDC that proves that no other qualified Canadian workers are available for that employment position and the wages and working conditions offered will not adversely affect those of similarly employed Canadian workers.

Skilled Workers
* Skilled workers are those working in a specific field that requires certain skills and who have had at least two years of training or experience. This classification does not include temporary or seasonal employment.
* You must have evidence of two years of training or experience. This may be met through relevant post-secondary education.
* You must be offered a full-time, permanent position in Canada.
* You must be filling a position that requires 2 years of training or experience.
* Your potential employer must apply for and receive approved by HRDC ( Human Resources Development Canada )currently known as AEO approval from Service Canada).
* Academic Credential Evaluations may be required in certain cases.

Unskilled Workers

Live-In Domestic Workers
* You must have at least one year of experience as a household domestic worker.
* You must be offered a full-time, permanent position in Canada.
* Your potential employer must apply for and receive approved HRDC.
* Your employer must prove that your employment as a live in household worker is a “business necessity”.

Other Workers
* You may have less than two years of training or experience.
* Your job does not require two years of training or experience.
* You must have completed your training for the job prior to starting the permanent Residence application process.
* You must be offered a full-time, permanent position in Canada.
* You must be ready to wait a longer time for your visa due to the long back-log of applications already filed under this category.
* Your potential employer must apply for and receive approved HRDC. However HRDC aproval is generally not made available for the list of jobs listed below called certain occupations in the ocupational national job list.
* Complete list of  Natianal Occupations

How do I Apply?

There are 3 general steps in the application process for lawful permanent residence for skilled workers. The first two steps must be initiated by your potential employer, and the last step by you and your accompanying relatives. The application procedures may be carried out either within Canada at a CIC office, or abroad at the Canadian offices or consulate of your country of residence.

* The first step involves your employer who files for a HRDC job offer approval on your behalf. The reason that you are required to do this is so that the  Canadian Government can confirm that there are no qualified Canadian citizens available and willing to take the specific job that has been offered and that the working conditions and wages offered for the position will not have an adverse effect on Canadian job labor market. Therefore, you will be working with both CIC and Human Resources Development Canada.
* If the HRDC job offer approval is approved, you will then have to prove that you are qualified for this particular visa. Your employer will then file an Skilled Immigrant Petition for  Foreign Worker.
* If the Petition is approved, you will then file a formal request for lawful temporary or permanent working visa or permanent residency application. This process can take place from the Country of Residence at the Canadian consulate or from within Canada.

There are several factors that could impact the time it takes for the application to be approved. These factors may include, but may not be limited to: (a)Using the correct procedures when filing each type of application; and (b) quota availability. For example quotas are set by both visa type and by country, so, the country you were born in can also impact your timing.

What do I do Now?

* Get the answers you need with our Self-Help Canada immigration Kit.
* Read more information on eligibility requirements.

Marisol Diaz
Settlement & Integration Resources Publisher/Int’l Employment & Career Columnist.
She has been writing on legal research and immigration law since 2004.

NOTE: No attorney/client relationship is formed through the submission or viewing of this article. This article is not intended as a substitute for legal advice from a licensed attorney. The facts of every case are different and individualized advice should be sought from an attorney before proceeding with any case.

How to get through Canada immigration without a Job offer letter.

The secret to job hunting in Canada is to understand that the real job market is hidden. The degree to which this is true in Canada often surprises newcomers. The vast majority of jobs are never advertised. Unless you know where to look, you will never even see most of the jobs that are available.

Think about what that means. All those online job boards, all those newspaper ads and all those help-wanted sings are only showing you a tiny fraction of the jobs which are available. These are all valuable places to start your job hunt. However, if you limit yourself to watching for jobs that are advertised you will be greatly limiting your options. You need access to the hidden job market.

So, how do you access the hidden job market? The answer is “networking”.

What is a networking?

A network is who you know. Chances are you already have a network, you just don’t know it. Your network is your family, it is people that you know through previous jobs, people you went to school with or know from professional associations. Your network is your friends, your friend’s friends, and their friends. You are connected to all of these people by who you know. They are the secret to accessing the hidden job market.

Before you arrive in Canada start to build a network via Facebook, search for Canadian groups, pages and join these and contribute and build up friends and contacts. Join a proffessional network such as LinkedIn and like FaceBook join Canadian related groups, search out contacts in your industry and link up with them. Ask for recommendations and make sure your profile is up to date and current.

Marisol Diaz
Settlement & Integration Resources Publisher
Int’l Employment & Career Columnist

Canada: From Work Permit To Permanent Residence

Working temporarily in Canada can be used as a step towards gaining residence and settling here permanently.

If your talents are needed by Canadian employers, or you have exceptional talent in the arts, culture or sports, you can apply to work in Canada under our Work to Residence category.

The rules for residing and working in Canada depend on your country of origin and the purpose and length of your stay in Canada. There are separate rules for USA and Mexican citizens, EU/EEA citizens, and citizens of other countries.

Canada work opportunities

For general information, advice and links to do with finding work in Canada, take a look at the work opportunities section of our Living in Canada: a Guide for Migrants.

Requirements

Find out about the different Work to Residence policies, and the requirements that you will need to meet to get a Work to Residence visa and/or permit.

How to apply
Start the application process.

After you are accepted
If you are already in Canada on a Work to Residence permit, after two years you can apply for residence.

If you have been in Canada for a while and your circumstances have changed, find out how your visa or permit may be affected.

If you have your Work to Residence visa and you want to find out what to do to prepare for departure and what to expect when you arrive, take a look at our I’m accepted – tell me more pages.

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