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Montreal consultant for work visas, temporary work permits, form for working permit

Temporary Work Permit & Work Visa
Immigration Consultants in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The Canadian Immigration Council, which is located in the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, is one of the oldest and most reputable Canadian immigration consulting firms that specialize in Canadian immigration law. The Canadian Immigration Council focuses on several areas of immigration law including work permit applications, Canadian citizenship applications, permanent resident applications, landed immigrant applications and student visa applications, among others. We also offer clients a range of immigration litigation services via our immigration network that includes professionals like business advisors, regulated immigration consultants, accountants, paralegals, lawyers and specialists from a wide variety of fields.

The Canadian Immigration Council has been voted as the #1 immigration consulting firm by the highly esteemed Leger & Leger group for three years in a row due to its work in helping potential immigrants worldwide achieve their dream of immigrating to Canada and for offering them the best immigration services.

Canada Temporary Work Permit

Each year, close to 200,000 foreign skilled workers come to work in Canada on Temporary Work Permits.

In order to work in Canada on a temporary basis, foreign skilled workers must have a temporary offer of employment from a Canadian employer and be granted a positive labour market opinion by Human Resources and   deleted word  Development Canada (HRDC).  There are several steps to this process.

Depending upon the foreign worker's country of citizenship, a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) may also need to be obtained in order to enter Canada. 

Do you have a Canadian job offer and need a Work Permit? 

Are you a Canadian Employer who needs to obtain Work Permits for new employees?

Note that a Canada Temporary Work Permit is for those foreign skilled workers who plan on working in Canada for a finite period of time.  To work and live in Canada on a Permanent basis, foreign workers must undertake the Canadian immigration process.

However, a Temporary Work Permit may be a stepping stone to Canadian Permanent Residency.  Once in Canada on a Temporary Work Permit, a foreign worker may qualify for Canadian immigration (Permanent Residency) under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), through a Skilled Worker  category, or through one of theProvincial Nominee Programs (PNP).

Work in Canada – Basic Facts

The Open Work Permit

If you are eligible to work in Canada, accompanying family members may also be able to work in Canada due to the permit issued to you. If they plan to work while in Canada, they should find out if they are eligible for an "open" work permit. An open work permit will allow them to work in any job. The work permits of your accompanying family members will be valid for no longer than the duration of your own work permit. The eligibility of your spouse or common-law partner for an open work permit depends on the job's skill level. Dependent children as well may be entitled to an open work permit through an active pilot project.

Important information regarding Canadian Work Visas

Work visas or employment authorizations are considered as work permits in Canada. Canadian work permits are issued by officials of the Canadian Government in order to allow a foreign individual to work at a specific job or for a specific employer. Anyone who does not have a Canadian citizenship nor is a permanent resident of Canada needs a valid work permit in order to work in Canada. However, foreign workers may do some jobs in Canada without having work permits.


How to apply for a work permit, Canadian visa form & open work permit in Canada

About The Canadian Immigration Council

Richard Serour is CEO and President of the Canadian Immigration Council. He is acknowledged as one of the top immigration professionals and advocates in Canada. He has devoted his life working in order to help those who wish to immigrate to Canada. As an experienced immigration consultant, Mr. Serour has also helped thousands of families around the world reach their dream of coming to Canada to become permanent residents and eventually turn into proud Canadian citizens.

With the help of a large network of lawyers, consultants, paralegals, support specialists and an experienced staff, the Canadian Immigration Council has allowed several people's dreams to turn into a reality. Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper said: "Canada is the place where people want to come and stay, to learn, to pursue opportunities, to raise children, to enjoy natural beauty, to open new frontiers, to set the standard for the world for a high quality of life; a Canada that is a leader and example to the world."

We invite you to take advantage of our free online assessment today.
Our assessment is free, but the opportunity is priceless.
We wish you success and happiness in Canada.

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