A work permit or a work visa, usually issued by the Canadian government, is required for working in Canada.
Work permits and work visas to Canada can only be obtained if you have a job offer in Canada before you apply for a work visa if you are living outside of Canada. The employer appeals to the government of Canada for the employee’s work permit.
The process can take a long time and be exhausting before the application is approved, and sometimes it is even rejected outright.
In the event that the work permit is granted, the individual or employee will be able to start working in Canada within a specific period of time.
According to the type of work permit issued, open or employer-specified, you can either work for several employers simultaneously or for one company, the one listed on the temporary work permit.
Some Jobs That Do Not Require Work Permit in Canada
There are situations where you wouldn’t need a work permit to work in Canada in such cases you will need to be engaged in certain occupations.
This means there are jobs in Canada that do not require you to obtain a work permit first just that these jobs are mostly short-term employment and in specific areas.
Take for instance a footballer or an athlete entering Canada for a competition which is just for a specific period of time or a musician who has a music performance.
Some of these occupations may not require you to obtain a work permit first but you should have in mind that if your occupation is listed below it does not mean that you are automatically qualified for a work permit exemption.
However, an individual who is qualified to work without a permit must have the necessary temporary visa which will enable you to enter Canada on a temporary basis.
- Athletes and crew members
- Investors and Business guest
- Aviation inspector and controller
- Pastorates and clergies
- Show and convention coordinator
- Group part
- Crisis specialist co-op
- Analyst and evaluator
- Relative of a foreign delegate
- International government officer or Ambassador
- Medicine Student
- Judge, ref, or comparable authority
- Military personnel
- News correspondents or film and media group
- Maker or staff part taking a shot at promotions
- Artist and musicians
- Public and Community speaker
- Temporary skilled workers
- Short-term analyst
- Students working on and off-campus
By any chance a foreigner is employed in any of the aforementioned positions, then they are likely qualified for a work permit exemption.