Applying For a Canada Work Visa: All You Must Know

Applying For A Canada Work Visa: All You Must Know

By: Emily Wilson

If you live in North India, there is an 11/10 chance you know someone who lives in Canada or plans to move to Canada. Do you want to move to the sweet land of maple syrup too? To the land of America’s most famous neighbor? If your answer to this question is yes, but you don't know where to start, you’re in the right place.

Canada offers several visas to people willing to migrate, including tourist visas. These include the Visitor visas, work visas, permanent residence visas and many more. Out of all of these, the easiest to acquire and one that will benefit you and your family in the long run is a Canadian Work Visa.

The easiest way to immigrate to Canada is through its express entry system, allowing immigrants to enter Canada. People who enter Canada through the Express entry system also have an advantage in which their permanent residence applications are processed in just under 6 months. The next best option is its Temporary foreign worker program, the standard temporary worker visa. The temporary worker visa takes just 2 weeks to process, and you also don't need a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score to qualify for the same.

How to Get a Canadian Work Visa?

Getting a Canadian work and live visa requires a few extra steps, and you have to meet some eligibility criteria for the same.

A work Visa is given temporarily, after which you can apply for Canadian citizenship. It has been said that this is the fastest and the easiest way to become a Canadian resident and it also comes with a lot of benefits like universal healthcare for you and your family and free education for your children. It is also quick and hassle-free as you can relocate to Canada within 12 months.

If you’re wondering whether you require a PR to get a job offer from Canada, you don’t. But for being eligible for PR in Canada after you enter the country with a work visa, you need to have completed 12 months of a full-time job or 2 years in a part-time job (1,560 hours in total)

The Eligibility Criteria for a Work Visa is as Follows:
  • You must have a graduate degree even better if you have a postgraduate degree
  • You must be above the age of 18 and below the age of 35
  • You must have 3+ years of experience
  • You must be proficient in English.

In conclusion, the fastest and easiest way to Immigrate to Canada is through the express entry system or the temporary worker's program. Although if you migrate to Canada using a work visa, you will avail yourself of more benefits for you and your family, and you might also become a Canadian resident faster.