If you’re thinking of working abroad this year, Canada would be the ideal place to begin. Canada is facing a big Labour Shortage now as compare to to last few years.
Canadian Immigration is working hard to fill in the Labour shortage issues by welcoming more are more foreign workers into the country. Foreign Workers are allowed for jobs in Canada when their is no permanent resident or Canadian Citizen is available for that role. There is one path to begin this journey and it is to apply for a Canadian work visa. But first find out which one would be suitable for you.
Obtain a work visa for Canada in 2022:
Postgraduate Worker Permit (PGWP)
The validity length of the study program for this visa can be up to three years. This is one way of acquiring Canadian work experience that could ultimately guide the candidate to permanent residency. The applicants who have graduated from a designated learning institute then the PGWP is a remarkable route to get a genuine work visa. The applicants will be free to work within Canada for any employer when they receive an open job visa.
Are you qualified for the PGWP?
Graduates will need to send their proposals to the PGWP within 180 days once they get their final marks.
What criteria will you need to qualify?
You will be required to hold either a degree, diploma or certificate from a designated learning institute of eight months minimum, be a full-time student for each course, graduated from a Canadian secondary, school or post-secondary school (including college university or technical school that is responsible for degrees under regional law).
Canadian working holiday visa
The working holiday visa is superb for individuals who would like to earn a living while studying in Canada with a validity from 12 to 24 months. While the duration of the stay will be specified by your country. Only 35 countries are permitted to apply for this visa who have a youth mobility agreement with Canada.
So how can you apply?
Fill in a questionnaire named Come to Canada on the Canadian Immigration Website, that will consist of questions about status of the applicant, country of permanent residency, country of residence, country of citizenship.
You will be required to build an IEC profile. You will also need to finalize the profile within 60 days. The profile will require the following details
- Date of birth
- Full name
- Place of birth
After the random selection takes place, the lucky ones will get invitation and they will be required to complete it within 10 days of acquiring it.
Once the invitation gets accepted, the applicant will need to fill in an application for a work permit.
What is an Open Work Visa?
The open work visa does not demand you to have a labor market impact assessment (LMIA) and is not job specific so that it can let you work for any Canadian employer. This is not a simple visa to achieve, however a famous program named the International Mobility Program is utilized by multiple employers because it is an easy and fast method.
Employer Specific Work Visa:
The employer specific work visa means that the holder of this visa will work for one particular employer with a specific job at a fixed location. There are some restrictions that are stated on the work permit and these are
- duration of your work
- the place of your job
- name and details of your employer
Temporary Foreign Workers
With the temporary foreign worker program (TFWP) you will be able to secure an employer-specific work visa.
What is the Temporary Foreign Worker Program?
This program helps many Canadian employers who require to fill job positions that are unable to be filled by the Canadian citizens or even permanent residents. When a Canadian employer hires an international citizen, they bring new skills and proficiency together that are unable to be found in the permanent residents of the country.
Under the umbrella of Temporary foreign workers program, employers have different option to choose in order to hire a foreign worker. 3 of which streams are The Global Talent Stream, Caregivers Stream and Agriculture Stream. Let’s take a closer look at these streams.
The Global Talent Stream
The global talent stream was created to help employers to attain key international talent with the highest skill sets. The fact is that Canada expects to expand their economy and the only way is to get international citizens who have different skills and knowledge into the country.
This category is for applicants who have been directed to the global talent stream by one of the stream’s selected partners. The applicant should have a job in Canada, hold a labor market impact assessment, provide evidence of your departure from Canada once your visa expires. You should have enough funds for yourself and your family. Your criminal background should be clear and provide proof that you won’t pose a threat to Canada’s national security. You should have a good medical history and good health.
This stream is widely chosen by employers that aim to discover highly skilled employees with a processing time of up to two weeks. It will help to address the labor gaps of in-demand professions in Canada. The professions that are found in global talent stream category are
- Information systems analysts
- Digital media designers
- Computer network technicians
The in-home caregivers stream permits Canadian families to employ international citizens who are capable of providing care in private residences to elder citizens, children and people with disabilities. If Canadians or permanent residents are not available. Employers may request their caregivers to stay with them. Caregivers for people with high medical needs and for children are the Two categories for in-home caregivers.
1- Caregivers for people with high medical needs, people with disabilities chronic or terminal illnesses, people above the age of 65. Positions in this category include
- Attendant for persons with disabilities
- Home Support Worker
- Live-in Caregiver
- Personal Care Attendant
- Licensed practical Nurse
- Registered Nurse
- Registered Psychiatric Nurse
2- Caregivers for children
For Children below the age of 18
This category includes positions such as live in caregiver, child care provider, Nanny.
In this category, Employers can hire foreign workers temporarily for the agriculture related jobs, where the primary job occupation is On-Land Farming. Means that the work or duty of a foreign worker must within the Farm, Nursery or Greenhouse.
The job occupations eligible for this category are related to these NOC codes.
NOC Code 8432, 0821, 8252, 8431, 0822, 8255 & 8611.