Work Permits (WP)

Types of Work Permits

Working in Canada typically requires foreign nationals to obtain a work permit. There are several different types of work permits available in Canada. Here are some common types

Closed Work Permit

Closed Work Permit requires foreign nationals to work for a specific company in Canada

Open Work Permit

Open Work Permit allows foreign nationals to work anywhere in Canada and for any employer or in any field.

Open work permits are often issued to foreign nationals with family members living, studying, or working in Canada

Intra-Company Work Permit

Intra-Company Transfer is used for special cases, such as foreign employees of a parent company with a branch in Canada.

Post-Graduation Work Permit

Post-Graduation Work Permit is designed for international students who have graduated from Canadian universities, colleges, or vocational schools. This permit allows them to work in Canada for a specified period after completing their studies

How to apply for a Work Permit

Applying for a work permit in Canada can be a multi-step process, depending on your situation and the type of work permit you require. Here are the general steps to follow

Identifying the type of work permit you need is a crucial step in the process of working legally in a foreign country, such as Canada. The choice of work permit largely depends on the nature and duration of your intended employment. Understanding the various categories and requirements for work permits is essential to ensure you meet the specific criteria and regulations that apply to your situation.

It's important to research and consult with immigration authorities as GTR Worldwide to determine the right work permit for your needs. Ensuring that you have the correct work permit is not only a legal requirement but also crucial for your overall work experience, your rights, and your ability to take advantage of other opportunities, such as pathways to permanent residency in Canada

You'll typically need a job offer from a Canadian employer before applying for a work permit (LMIA/ JAL process may needed).

Foreigners can apply for a work permit in Canada without a job offer under specific circumstances. One of the primary pathways to obtaining a work permit without a job offer is through Canada's Express Entry system and Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs).

Collect all necessary documents to support your application. These documents may include:

  • A valid passport.
  • The job offer letter from your Canadian employer, if required.
  • A Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), if required.
    Educational credentials and qualifications.
  • Proof of financial support.
  • Passport-sized photos.
  • Other supporting documents specific to your application

Once you have completed the application form and gathered all necessary documents, submit your application through your online account. Ensure that you have included all relevant information and supporting materials.

Properly completing the application and gathering the required documents accurately is key to a successful work permit application in Canada


Processing times can vary depending on the type of work permit and your home country. You may be asked for an interview or additional documentation to support your application.

You will receive a decision regarding your work permit application. If approved, you will receive a Port of Entry (POE) Letter of Introduction or a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) in your passport, depending on your country of residence.

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For personalized assistance and expert guidance, contact GreenTech Resources Worldwide Canada so our experts can help you navigate the work permit application process and ensure a smooth transition to working in Canada

Profile Assessment

Our RCIC and expert team can evaluate your qualifications, work experience, and personal circumstances to identify your potential jobs and employers in Canada.

Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs)

We can advise on PNPs and help you prepare for provincial nominations, which is suitable with your experiences.

Educational credential assessment

We can help you navigate the process of obtaining an ECA for your foreign educational credentials,

Secure a Job Offers

We can assist in searching for job in Canada. We can also help you understand the requirements for a valid job offer, resume preparation and interview coaching.

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