Working in Canada can afford many people the opportunity to enter into their dream career or earn a wage that is significantly higher than they would in their home country. If you are interested in working in Canada, you need to have appropriate approval from the Canadian Government. A Work Permit is the easiest way for you to stay in Canada and work with a Canadian Company.
Canada has two main types of work permits -a Job-Specific Permit and an Open Work Permit. Under an open permit, you will be able to enter Canada and work with multiple employers or in any field. While a job-specific work permit assumes that you have a position waiting for you in a specific field from a Canadian Employer. The advantage to a Job-Specific Work Permit is you will not be responsible for compliance fees under your application.
Work Permits in Canada last from 1 year to 2 years and a Canadian VISA officer will be the one to determine the length of your permit. Working under specific organizations like NAFTA could provide you with a specialty permit of 3 years. Work permits are renewable as long as you continue to meet the eligibility criteria. This means you can continue to stay in Canada under a work permit by renewing it every one to two years.