How American residents can work in Canada

A work visa is required of the majority of people who live in the United States but seek employment in Canada.

There are two different types of work permits available in Canada. In the first category, there is an LMIA, which stands for a Labour Market Impact Assessment.

The LMIA is utilised by the federal government of Canada to ascertain how the employment of foreign employees may have an effect on the earnings and job opportunities of workers in Canada. There are certain job opportunities that call for an LMIA; hence, employers in Canada are required to petition the federal government and get either a positive or neutral LMIA before they may bring a foreign worker into the country.

The second category does not call for an LMIA to be completed. Because of the economic and social interests of Canada, LMIAs are not required for projects that fall under this category. Under the United States-Canada-Mexico-Agreement (USMCA), for instance, citizens of the United States may be qualified for a work visa that is exempt from the LMIA. Under the CUSMA, citizens of the United States have a higher amount of leeway to work in Canada if they have a job opening with either their existing employer or a new company, or if they are planning to make significant investments or engage in commerce within Canada.

The kind of work that you want to conduct should determine the kind of work permit that you apply for. If you are only moving within the same firm to a branch office in Canada, you might be permitted to do so as an Intra-firm Transfer. This would be the case if the branch office is located in Canada.

Through the Global Talent Stream, you may be able to relocate to Canada in around four weeks if you work in certain technical jobs and for certain companies. In order to participate in the recruiting process for this accelerated programme, applicants must first achieve a number of prerequisites, among them are the completion of an LMIA and a commitment to certain pay prerequisites.

It is essential to be aware of the fact that if you want to move to Canada, going to Canada as a foreign worker offers you with an edge. A significant number of Canada’s economic class immigration streams either award additional points or are specifically tailored for non-Canadian citizens who have previous job experience in Canada. For instance, if you have Canadian job experience, you are eligible for a higher point total under the Express Entry system.

Perform work in Canada without the required authorization.
In many instances, business travellers visiting Canada are exempt from the need to get a work permit in Canada.

A foreign individual who travels to Canada with the intention of taking part in international business activities but who does not intend to seek employment in Canada is considered a business visitor.

Certain business travellers may be able to enter the nation to engage in commercial or industrial activity without first obtaining a work permit if the work they intend to do does not require one.

Visitors to Canada on business are required to show the following documents:

they do not intend to enter the Canadian labour market, the main place of business, as well as the source of income and profits, is located outside of Canada, they have documents that support their application, and they meet Canada’s basic entry requirements because they have a valid travel document, such as a passport; have enough money for their stay and to return home; plan to leave Canada at the end of their visit; and are not a criminal, security risk, or terrorist. In addition, they have documents that support their application.
One could travel to Canada for business purposes for a variety of reasons, including the following:

Participating in professional gatherings such as meetings, conferences, conventions, and fairs;
purchasing goods or services from Canada on behalf of an organisation located outside of Canada;
collecting customer orders for products or services;
After-sale service, with the exception of hands-on labour in the construction industries;
Getting trained for work outside of Canada by a Canadian parent firm; Getting trained for work in Canada by a foreign company that is a subsidiary of a Canadian corporation.
Travellers to Canada for business purposes may be required to have either a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).


Job Category: LMIA
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Canada

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