Seeking greener pastures is something that you must have been hearing about for a
long time and if you are reading this article, it is because you are ready and interested
in seeking greener pastures in places other than your home country, to be precise,
You see, every year, there are a lot of job vacancies in Canada for international
applicants and this year is no exception. These job offers are available in working
areas with the least possible entry requirements.
You would agree that Canada is one of the dream countries for people seeking
employment all over the world because of its better employment offers, better
standards of living and the possibility of a future that is sure to improve as time goes
Compared to other countries people migrate to, the cost of living in Canada is on the
low side and for international applicants from developing countries, Canada could
pass as a great comparison to paradise.
Every year, no less than 250,000 immigrants come to get jobs in Canada. Canada also
has an immigrant program that is active and beneficial because it allows immigrants
to become Canadian citizens, which is not the case in some countries.
Canada Visa and Work Permit
Now, if you have been researching working in Canada, I’m pretty sure you must have
come across the terms “visa” and “work permit”.
Some people assume that these terms mean the same thing or can be used
interchangeably whereas this is not so.
What is a Visa?
A Visa is a document given to you by the government of Canada or from their embassy
in your country. This document simply means that you have been allowed to travel
and enter Canada or make a stop at a Canadian airport.
A Visa is like a physical sticker that is put inside your passport. Your visa should
contain your name, date of birth and important information like your occupational
status ( student or worker), the dates the visa was issued when it be expiring and if
you are a visitor.
A Visa doesn’t give you access to work and study in Canada. It only allows you to enter
the country legally regardless of if you are a worker or a student. Without your visa,
you will be denied access to boarding the plane.
Types of Visa
Now, there are two types of Visa and it is important you know the difference. They are:
●Single Entry Visa and
●Multiple Entry Visa
- Single Entry Visa
The first one is the Simple entry visa. This type of visa is given to you for you to move
in and stay in Canada for six months.
- Multiple Entry Visa
Just as the name suggests, this second type of visa, when issued to you allows you to
go in and out of Canada for six months (at a time) as many times as possible and this
visa is valid for ten years or a month before your passport expires.
Eligibility Requirements to get a Canadian Visa
Some of the requirements that make you eligible to get a Canadian Visa are:
1.A valid passport with an expiry date of more than 6 months from the time of
2.Medical statement to prove that you are in good health.
3.No record of criminal history of immigration-related conviction.
4.Prove that you have intentions of returning to your home country by stating
that you have ties such as a job, family, financial asset or a home in your home
5.Proof of funds to sustain you while you are in Canada.
6.A statement indicating how long you want to stay in Canada and where you are
going to reside during your stay.
7.Two recent passport-size photographs with a white background. A passport
photograph should not be more than 90 days.
8.An invitation letter from your relatives if you plan to stay with them.
9.A photocopy of a return ticket or travel itinerary when applying for the visa.
What is a Work Permit?
The term ” work permit” also referred to as a “work visa” is a document that is
different from your visa. A work permit contains more information about the things
you can and cannot do in Canada and for how long you will be staying in Canada as a
worker. Depending on the type of payment you have, it can contain any restrictions or
conditions on where you can and cannot work.
The work permit is what authorizes you to work in Canada and you have to present
this to your employer regardless of the type of visa you have.
A work permit does not give you access to get into Canada so you need to have both a
Visa and a work permit to work in Canada.
Types of Work Permit In Canada
Just like visas, there are two types of work permits. They are:
- Open work permit and
- An employer-specific permit.
Open Work Permit
This work permit type gives you a chance to work for any employer. This visa is not for
a specific job so you do not need a Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) or an offer
letter from an employer that has paid the compliance fee.
Employer-Specific Work Permit
This type of permit allows you to work for a specific worker.
Documents required for A Canadian Work Permit Application
1.A valid passport whose date of expiry exceeds six months after arrival.
2.Two passport-size photographs that must be no less than 90 days.
3.Educational qualification certificates.
4.Proof of your job qualifications including your work experience.
5.Bank statement showing that you have enough financial resources to take care
of yourself while you are in Canada.
6.Medical statement showing that you are in good health.
7.Proof that you will return to your own home country when your employment
comes to an end.
8.Application fee of $155 per person (including extension applicants) while $100
for the open work permit fee.
9.Labor Market Impact Assessment (if needed).
10.Proof that you meet the job requirements.
11.Marriage certificate (if needed).
12.Proof that you have a tie to your home country.
13.A written letter of employment.
14.Proof of Quebec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ). [backlink to study in Canada
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When you provide your bank statement, the least amount of money that should be in
your Canadian bank account created for you by someone that is in Canada should be
$13,000. $13,000 is the amount for one person. For every family member or friend that
joins you, an extra $3,000 is needed for them.
Some of the job vacancies in Canada and their pay per year
An average paycheck of $55,000 to $62,971 per year.
2.HRM (Human Resources Manager).
This job gives you an average paycheck of $65,000 to $70,000.
3.Engineer in the Aerospace Industry.
Because of the complexity of this job and the work requirements, people that do
this work get average pay of $98,500 every year.
4.Cleaners and Maintenance workers.
Many people tend to look down on this job offer because they feel it’s not what
they want to do or it doesn’t fit their status quo. The yearly average pay is
A paycheck of $38,009 to $42,903.
The pay for this job is $39,340 to $50,700.
Pay of $34,171 to $40,950.
This job pays $44, 836 to $55,785 yearly.
For overseeing and managing projects, you get average pay of $83, 708.
10.Teaching or Vocational Instructor.
This is one occupation many people come to Canada to do. For this job, you get
a salary of $46,709.
This is one job opportunity in the tech space that is taking over. This job pays
$50,700-$85,00 per annum.
12.Automobile Industry jobs
The starting salary for this job is $40,000.
13.Fashion Industry jobs
The fashion industry keeps growing every day, and there are a lot of untapped
resources in this niche. You get paid $30,000 to $150,000 a year for working in
14.Food Chain Industry jobs.
This industry takes care of everything that has to do with the flow of food in
and out of a state. The annual salary is $47,000.
15.Healthcare Industry jobs
The paycheck is between $30,000 and $70,000.
Because of the nature of this job, you get a yearly salary of $70,000 with bonuses.
These are some of the most common job vacancies available. You can research more
job offers available in Canada.
Before moving to Canada and applying for a visa and work permit, it is important that
you have an idea of the type of job you want to do, where you are going to stay, and
that you take care of yourself.
Also, do a little background check on the state you reside in. Every state has rules and
regulations that the citizens must abide by. Make sure that you are familiar with these
rules and regulations to avoid being caught off guard, as the punishment for this
might be sending you back to your home country. Once you are sent back to your home
country for an immigration conviction, it will be very hard to go back to Canada again.
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