If you plan to live and work in Canada temporarily you need a work permit. There are two types of work permits: Open Work Permits and Employer – Specific Work Permits.
Open Work Permit allows you to work for any employer in Canada.
This type of visa can be:
Visas which include Open Work Permit
Employer - Specific Work Permit allows you to work for certain employers in Canada. In general the employer should get a Labour Market Impact Assessment so the applicant could apply for this type of visa.
There are certain conditions that need to be met in order to get a work permit for Canada and they depend on whether you apply for this visa inside or outside of Canada. The general conditions you need to meet in order to get a work permit in both ways are:
This type of visa allows you to work and stay temporarily in Canada. If there is a shortage in your profession in Canada and you have enough work experience and professional skills, work experience you gain during your stay in Canada can help you apply for permanent stay in this country.
Work visa is being issued on a period of time which is agreed on with the employer and that is at least six months.
You can apply for work visa online via official website of Canada’s Home Affairs or at the nearest Visa Application Centre-u (VAC).
Visa fee for work visa application is 255CAD and average processing time for this visa is around 3 weeks.