Documents Required to Get a Canada Work Permit

  • Documents required to work in Canada change as Canadian immigration law changes. Protect your business and family: Consult an immigration lawyer for documentation required in your unique situation.

  • Forms and Documents Required for a Canada Work Permit: Learn More:

  • Application For Work Permit Made Outside of Canada (IMM 1295)

  • Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) provided by the Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) OR

  • Offer of Employment to a Foreign National Exempt from a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) or Offer of Employment ID number

  • Document Checklist (IMM 5488)

  • Use of a Representative (IMM 5476), if it applies to you

  • Canada regional visa office required documents and documents required by your home country

  • Work Permit Documents Required for Specific Occupations and Circumstances

  • NAFTA Professional Work Permits for Canadian or Mexican Citizens (TN Visa)

  • Work Permits for Live-in Caregivers in Canada

  • Work Permits Pursuant to the General Agreement on Trade in Services

  • Documents Required for All Canada Permits

  • Current, valid passport

  • Two photographs, with your name and date of birth written on the back

  • A photocopy of the information page of your valid passport or travel document

  • Proof of personal funds

  • Family Information form (IMM 5645 or IMM 5707)

  • Photocopy of marriage certificate

  • Statutory Declaration of Common-law Union (IMM 5409), if it applies to you

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  • Evelyn Ackah of Ackah Business Immigration Law can help you understand your rights and understand Canadian work permit and visa regulations as they apply to you. Contact Evelyn:

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