Temporary Work Visa Canada
A Temporary Work visa is a popular choice for applicants who wish to come to work and live in Canada as soon as possible. Within the first half of 2013, over 125,000 workers came to Canada. This visa will allow applicants to work and live in Canada, and gain Canadian work experience. The Federal government's expansive Temporary Foreign Worker Program allows eligible foreign workers to work in Canada for an authorized period of time if their employers can demonstrate that they are unable to find suitable Canadians/permanent residents to fill the jobs and that the entry of these workers will not have a negative impact on the Canadian labour market.
Foreign workers for all types of businesses and with a wide range of skills can be recruited to meet temporary labour shortages. Once granted, work visa holder will be allowed to come and work in Canada for the designated employer in the specified role. Accompanying partners and children may also be eligible to work and study.Assessment for Businesses Assessment for Employees
Temporary Work Basic Visa Requirements
Some temporary workers require a work visa and some do not. For some categories of workers, visas are approved more quickly. The requirements and processing times depend on the sort of work the applicant will do when they come to Canada.
To be employed in Canada, foreign workers must generally obtain a positive Labour Market Opinion (LMO) from Service Canada, unless the work category is exempt from the LMO process. A Labour Market Opinion confirms that the Canadian employer is authorised to employ a foreign worker. Thereafter, foreign workers must generally apply for a work visa at a Canadian visa office abroad. Depending on the type of work they will undertake in Canada and where they have resided in the last year, foreign workers may also require a medical examination before entering Canada.Assessment for Businesses Assessment for Employees
Temporary Work Visa Entitlements
Once a Temporary Work visa has been issued, a Temporary Worker visa holder will be allowed to live and work in Canada for a specified period of time, generally between 6 months and 2 years. The spouse and children may also be eligible to work and study during the stay. While dependent on the specific job offer, it may be possible to extend the Temporary Work visa for workers seeking to continue working in Canada.
A Foreign Worker may also be eligible to have their application for permanent residence processed during their temporary stay in Canada, allowing them to become permanent residents of Canada, once the application is approved.Assessment for Businesses Assessment for Employees
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- Other Temporary Work Visas
The Live-in Caregiver Work visa allows applicants to live and work with a Canadian family, while taking care of children, the sick or elderly.
An International Youth Exchange visa allows students and young adults from reciprocating countries to supplement travel with temporary work in Canada.
The Lower-Skilled Occupations program allows for the temporary entry of foreign workers into lower-skilled occupations for a period of up to 2 years.
The Off-Campus Work visa allows foreign students to work off-campus for specified periods of time while completing their studies.
The Partner of Work/Study Permit Holder visa allows partners of study and work permit holders to live and work in Canada.
The Religious or Charitable Work visa allows workers to be employed in religious or charitable organizations in Canada.
The Cultural, Academic or Research Work visa allows applicants with relevant work experience and education to engage in cultural, academic or research activities in Canada
The International Free Trade Agreements visa allows foreign workers to enter Canada to fulfill the purposes of specific reciprocal agreements and foster international trade.
The Post-Graduation Work visa allows graduated foreign students in Canada to remain and obtain valuable work experience for up to three years.
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