Canada offers various types of work permits to foreign nationals. Some of the lesser-known and common work permits include:
1. Global Skills Strategy Work Permit: This permit allows skilled workers to come to Canada and work for a specified employer in a specific occupation. It is part of the Global Skills Strategy, which aims to help Canadian companies attract top global talent.
2. Bridging Open Work Permit: This permit is for individuals who are already in Canada and have applied for permanent residence. It allows them to continue working while they wait for a decision on their application.
3. International Experience Canada (IEC) Work Permit: This permit is for young people who want to travel and work in Canada. It is available to individuals from countries that have a bilateral youth mobility arrangement with Canada.
4. Post-Graduation Work Permit: This permit is for international students who have graduated from a designated learning institution in Canada. It allows them to work in Canada for up to three years after graduation.
5. Intra-Company Transfer Work Permit: This permit is for employees of a multinational company who are being transferred to a Canadian branch, subsidiary, or affiliate of the company. It allows them to work in Canada for a specified period of time.
6. Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP): Under this program, families in Canada can hire foreign workers to work as caregivers. The caregivers must provide care on a full-time basis (minimum 30 hours per week), work in the private household where the care is being provided, and meet the requirements set by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
These are just a few examples of the types of work permits available in Canada. Each permit has its own eligibility criteria and application process, so it’s important to thoroughly research the specific requirements for the permit you are interested in.