Immigration for Workers & Employers

For Workers

Work permit applications and extension applications

We can help you determine the type of work permit application that is most appropriate for your situation. There are many LMIA-exempt categories for work permits all with their own specific eligibility requirements. We will help you narrow down the categories and select the one that is best for you.

We will also work with employers wishing to support their employees in their Canadian work permit applications with a Labour Market Impact Assessment application.

Applying for permanent residence as a skilled worker

Express Entry and the BC Provincial Nominee Program are two common routes to permanent residence as a skilled worker in Canada. We can help you comply with general and specific eligibility requirements for your category, and help you prepare supporting documents that comply with the program requirements.

Applying for permanent residence as a semi-skilled worker

For semi-skilled workers, options for permanent residence to Canada are more limited than those available to skilled workers. However, the Entry Level and Semi-Skilled category of the BC Provincial Nominee Program may be an option for workers in certain eligible occupations.

I look forward to helping you
Sarah Reid

My practice is focused on immigration and citizenship law. I have experience in a wide range of immigration matters, with numerous successful outcomes for my clients. I look forward to helping you with your Canadian immigration and citizenship questions.

Request a consultation

For Employers

Hire a temporary foreign worker

If you have a valuable employee who needs a Canadian work permit to continue working for you, there are several options to support your employees. Employers can submit a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) application to demonstrate that there are no Canadian workers available to fill the job position. A positive LMIA will allow the employee to apply for an employer-specific and occupation-specific work permit. This means that the employee’s authorization to work in Canada is restricted to the specific occupation and to the specific employer that applied for the LMIA.

A successful LMIA application requires an understanding of the program requirements and the employer compliance regime that can be challenging to navigate without professional assistance. Please contact us for more details.

Support your employee for permanent residence

The key to permanent residence for many Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada is to gain Canadian work experience in a skilled occupation. An employer looking to build a long-term employment relationship with an employee may want to support the employee for permanent residence to Canada. With PR, both the employer and the employee can manage the risk of uncertainties that come with extending a work permit every couple of years. The cost of the immigration applications over time can add up. To determine how you can best support your employee, please contact us for a consultation.