Work Permit



Work Permit Visa in Mississauga

Work Permit Visa in Mississauga,Brampton

A work permit is a legal document which authorizes a foreign worker to work legally in Canada. Barring certain exceptions, most foreign temporary workers need this document to work. Obtain a Work Permit Visa in Brampton or Mississauga to legally work and reside in Canada for a specified period. Based on your country of residence or citizenship, you may need to obtain a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) to enter Canada.

There are two different types of work permits:

  • Open Work Permit
  • Employer Specific Work Permit

Open Work Permit:

With an open work permit you can work for any employer in Canada except one ones who have failed to comply with employment standards or businesses who engage in the sex trade such as strip clubs, escort services, or erotic massage parlours. An open work-permit is non-job specific, therefore you will not need a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) in order to apply.

You may be eligible for an open work permit if you are in one of the following situations:

  • Permanent resident applicants who have applied to an office in Canada
  • Dependent family members of some permanent residence applicants
  • Spouses and common-law partners of some workers and international students
  • Refugees, refugee claimants, protected persons and their family members,
  • Some temporary resident permit holders, or
  • Some young workers participate in special programs.

In each of these situations, you must meet additional criteria to be eligible.

Employer-Specific Work Permit:

An employer-specific work permit allows a foreign worker to work for a specific employer for a certain amount of time. This type of work permit will include the name of the employer you can work for, the duration and location of work if applicable. Also referred to as a closed work permit, this type of work permit requires a job offer from a Canadian employer, along with a positive LMIA that demonstrates the unavailability of Canadian citizens or permanent residents for the offered position.


To find out if you are eligible to apply for a work permit, certain conditions need to be met. There are some general eligibility criteria and some of them depend on where you are applying for the work permit from.

General Requirements:

  • You must be able to prove that you will leave the country after your work permit expires.
  • Must not work for any employers who have failed to comply with employment standards or businesses who engage in sex trade such as strip clubs, escort services, or erotic massage parlours.
  • You must get your security and background check done and submit your police clearance certificate.
  • Must get your medical exam done.
  • Must have enough funds required to support yourself and your family members for the entire stay in Canada.

If Applying from Outside Canada:

Depending on your country of residence or origin, you can apply for a work permit through your visa office outside Canada. They will be able to guide you on the documentation, fee and procedure. You must obtain a police clearance certificate from your consulate and undergo a medical examination conducted by a designated medical officer.

If Applying from Inside Canada:

You are eligible to apply for a work permit while you are in Canada if :

  • You or your spouse are currently living in Canada on a valid study or work permit.
  • You have graduated from a designated educational institution in Canada. You are eligible for a Post-Graduate Work Permit in Brampton.
  • You have applied for permanent residency and are waiting for a decision to be made. You can apply for a Bridging Open Work Permit.
  • You have asked for refugee status inside Canada and are waiting for a final decision, or when you have been granted the status of a conventional refugee or a protected person.

You will receive a work permit upon landing in Canada if you are from a visa-exempt country and possess a valid medical certificate, or if you meet the eligibility criteria for an open work permit.

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