Can I get a work permit without a job offer in Canada?


There are plenty of foreigners who are staying and working in Canada and making their dreams come true. And these workers are employed in different professions at different levels of their professions. While there are some temporary workers in Canada there are also some who have come to Canada to permanently settle and work in the country. Well! The fact that whether a work permit is required or not by the candidate actually depends on the kind of work that the candidate has planned of working at while his /her stay in Canada. However, there are some jobs in Canada  which don’t require a work permit at all and there are some jobs which do require a  compulsory work permit. Thus, as a candidate it is good to be aware of the rules laid down by the Government of Canada. 

Work Permits in Canada

There are mainly two types of work permits which are allotted to the candidates:

  • Open Work permit
  • Employer – Specific work permit

 As the name suggests, in the case of open work permit the candidate can work with an employer after working in Canada but employer- Specific Work Permit allows the candidate to work with a particular employer only. Please note, that in order to get a work permit in Canada, the candidate should be skilled and should have at least some amount of work experience. Also, there are some jobs which don’t require any work permit and the most common professions of this type are –

  • Caregivers – For children, elderly and disabled
  • Agricultural Workers

Why Permanent Residency(PR) Status is better than a Work Permit?

When you want to settle and work in Canada then having a Permanent Residency(PR) status of Canada is way better than Work permit. Please remember that work permit is a temporary situation which doesn’t even grant full rights to the citizens but the Permanent Residency(PR) status on the other hand has benefits which are very similar to the full citizen rights and offers the candidate with the right to live, study and work in Canada. Further, after staying in Canada for a minimum period of two years the candidate also becomes eligible to apply for the Canadian citizenship. If you evaluate all the positive and purposes than a Permanent Residency(PR) status of Canada is similar to the green card of America. Some people with the idea that the processing of the work permit is faster and has less paper work undertake the gruesome mistake of applying for a work permit rather than a Permanent Residency(PR) status of Canada and end up making a major mistake of their career.

For the reasons mentioned above, it is always better than an immigration service is hired to help the candidate get Permanent Residency(PR) status of Canada rather than get a work visa. The Permanent Residency(PR) status of Canada gives the candidate a choice of being a doctor, engineer or stay at home spouse. The choice is in the hand of the candidate and a good immigration service will be able to explain this criterion positively to a candidate.  It will be smart to visit the website of a good immigration service and read about the services offered. You can also undertake the pre-assessment test of the immigration service to be sure of your candidature.

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