Thousands of foreign workers enter Canada annually to work temporarily with Canadian employers in areas of skills shortages. These workers must generally have a valid work permit to work in Canada, though there are some limited categories of work permit-free employment. Work permits are generally sponsored by an employer, and are issued after the employee has received and accepted a job offer in Canada.
If you want to come to Canada to visit, we can discuss the strengths and weaknesses of your case and provide guidance as to the paperwork you or your relatives would need to submit to obtain a visitor visa. We can also assist you with filing for extensions for people already in Canada.
Visitors are permitted to enter Canada on a temporary basis, and are required to leave the country at the end of the period authorized for their stay. The general criteria for visitors are that they:
Securing visas for international travel can be a slow and complex procedure, with a significant failure rate, based upon seemingly arbitrary decisions. However most countries have clear policies and guidelines, with established criteria for each visa category.
International students benefit in two significant areas from studying in Canada. Firstly they have the advantage of top quality training, and secondly, they have access to a well-rounded and life-enriching experience through extracurricular activities, excursions, cultural activities and interaction with the many nationalities represented in the country.
Canada recognizes that international students form a pool of talent for businesses across the country. As a result, the government is seeking to attract more foreign students who will study at Canadian universities and colleges, and later be integrated into the labour market.
Recent policy changes have made Canada a more attractive destination for many international students to help finance their studies by allowing part-time work, on campus of the institution they are registered in, without a need for a work permit.
Choosing the right school, college or university from the many available is vital. We help to ensure that your choice is best for your long-term career and immigration goals.