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Work in Canada

Know More About the Process for Employers and Foreign Workers

Canada needs foreign workers to fill the high labour shortage levels that persist in some regions and certain occupations. Employers and foreign workers must obtain specific permits that are issued by the Canadian Government after very rigorous and complex processes.

In a few and exceptional cases, it is possible to work in Canada with facilitated processes without having a work permit

To know more about the processes and how to apply for the authorization required, click on one of these options to know how you can work in Canada:

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Frequently Asked Questions

As a licensed immigration consultancy firm, Castle and Co is not only authorized to provide you with advice and guidance. We can also represent you before the Canadian Government as your third party to minimize any errors or omissions with your applications. We work mainly with IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) for any immigration application and ESDC (Service Canada) for any foreign worker-related LMIA application.

Our many years of experience have taught us how to prepare solid applications and communicate effectively and efficiently with government institutions.

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Castle & Co is a consultancy firm that can provide services for the following immigration applications:

– Permanent Residence through Express Entry, Provincial Nominee Programs, or Quebec programs.

–  Family Reunification through Spouse Sponsorship (spouse, conjugal, common-law), Parent & Grandparent Sponsorship, Dependent Children reunification, or others.

–  Temporary Residence to acquire tourist visas, as well as study and work permits & visas.
–  Citizenship preparation for permanent residents who have lived in Canada for more than three years.

–  Consultations and expert reviews on your application if you are preparing it on your own.

We also help Canadian employers prepare a solid LMIA application to hire the foreign workers they need.

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Only an employer who justifies through an application his/her business need of foreign labour can apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). An employee cannot apply for an LMIA. We are experts in preparing solid LMIA applications that dramatically increase the chances of being approved.

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The program fees have to be covered by the employer. That includes application fees, plane tickets (for most occupations), and health insurance for the employee (if applicable and depending on the province). The only fees that an employee must pay are related to their work permit application.

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Not always. You can apply for a work permit without an LMIA if:

1) You are the spouse of an international student or TFW in a high-skilled position.

2) You have a permanent residence application in process.

3) You recently graduated from a Canadian post-secondary institution.

4) You have a job offer classified as “LMIA exempt” through one of these programs: entrepreneurs & self-employed, intra-company transferees, French-speaking skilled workers, international trade agreements, or international youth exchange programs.

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Under certain conditions, you may continue with the same legal status as the one that just expired while you wait for the outcome of the application you already submitted. This is called implied status.

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Under certain conditions, restoration of status is granted after an officer assesses an application to restore your legal status in Canada. For example, if you had a work permit that has already expired, you will need to apply to restore your status (this can be done within 90 days of the expiry date) along with applying for the new immigration document.

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As part of our service, we will walk you through this process and send you the proper instructions on how to pay these fees. We give you the option to pay them yourself or include the costs in our service payments so that we can pay this on your behalf.

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It will depend on the program, the country of residence and the processing times in effect by the Canadian immigration offices when the application is submitted. You can find the approximate current processing times here.

Please keep in mind that these processing times are estimates. Sometimes offices process cases, prioritizing applications depending on several factors. Also, at times applications are forwarded to other processing centers that may have a lower work backlog, thus, reducing processing times considerably. If your application was not professionally prepared or contains errors or omissions, the processing times will be increased for several months or even years.

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