Canadian Visa and Work Permits
There are different types of visas available to international applicants. According to your goal, you need to choose your path and GSI is here to guide you through. You need to choose the type of visa carefully since this is what determines your future in Canada. Canada’s visa is only issued by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Canada’s student visa
IRCC issues this visa to a student who is accepted to an authorized university by the Canadian government and holds an LOA (Letter of acceptance). There are many countries which their residents need a visa to enter Canada. To become aware of whether your country is on Canada’s visa expected countries, please visit here.
Open Work Permit Canada
In the Canadian immigration system, a work permit exists which is not tied to a specific employer and is exempt from labor market opinion requirement.
Work Permits for the Spouse of a Foreign Students
In most cases the foreign students have their spouse or common-law partners accompany them. The spouse will be entitled to an open work permit or study permit which allows them to work for any employer in Canada or they can study at any Canadian educational institution. This work permits the spouse to qualify based on the principal applicant’s study or work permit. There is an exemption – Foreign workers in the province of British Columbia, Ontario and Alberta are entitled to have their working age (18-22 years old) children accompany them on an open work permit in Canada.
Post-Graduation Work Permit
A post-graduation work permit (PGWP) gives you permission to remain in Canada and work full time for up to three years after you graduate from a Canadian post-secondary institution. The length of the work permit depends on the length of your program. You do not require a job offer to apply and do not need to work in a specific field.
International Experience Canada (IEC) Working Holiday Permit
International Experience Canada (IEC) is a program designed to allow youth the opportunity to work in Canada for temporary periods. Citizens of countries with a bilateral Youth Mobility Arrangement with Canada who are between the ages of 18 and 35 may be eligible for IEC work permits.
**The decisions are made based on the unique qualifications and status of a particular individual. Our certified immigration consultants provide you with comprehensive information about all the processes and required documents for getting the particularly required visa. Our wide-ranging visa assistance services are determined to ensure a pleasant and successful visa process for you.