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WORK PERMITS

Every year, more than 300,000 people come to Canada as temporary foreign workers. In almost all cases, individuals with a job offer from a Canadian employer must secure a Temporary Work Permit to work in Canada and they may also require a visa to enter Canada, which depends on the country of nationality.

There are a number of factors that should be taken into account while applying for a work permit in Canada. ILCAg applicants are typically eligible for the following types of temporary work permits:

  • Temporary work permit for a seasonal job (6-8 months),issued on the basis of employer obtaining a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).

  • Temporary work permit for a full type job for 2 years, issued on the basis of employer obtaining a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).

  • Temporary 2-year work permit, issued on the basis of applicant’s Provincial Nomination.

  • Open work permit for a spouse.

Costs

Below are the government fees related to your work permit application:

  • Work permit and visa application – $155 CAD

  • Medical examination – approximately $300 CAD.


It will depend on your country of nationality and the time you are planning to stay in Canada, if you will be required to undergo medical examination or not.


There are also some smaller fees associated with sending your passport to the Canadian embassy to pick up work visa (approximately $35)

Please note that fees may change during the process as they are updated once every year or two.


The mentioned above costs are mandatory and you pay them anyway, regardless whether you do all the paperwork yourself or with the help of an immigration consultant or an immigration lawyer.

PERMANENT RESIDENCY

There are currently more than 60 programs available for immigration to Canada. Therefore, everyone's path to Canadian immigration is unique and it depends on your individual circumstances.

In our experience, Provincial Immigrant Nominee Programs (PNPs) fit the best for the applicants working in agriculture. These Programs are designed to the specific needs of a particular province to select nominees who will be able to settle into life and work in the region and to effectively contribute to the economy. In particular, ILCAg has been effectively utilizing the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) for the farm work applications.

The process of obtaining Permanent Residency (PR) in Canada can be long and rather complicated and before advising you on the cost and the timelines, we would like to speak to you to suggest you the best possible options. 


Costs:

Below are the government fees related to your SINP and PR application:


Government fees:
1st stage
of the process: provincial – no government/processing fee

2d stage

  • Work visa for you – $155 CAD

  • Work visa for your spouse - $255 CAD

  • Visa for each child - $150 CAD student visa or $100 CAD visitor visa

  • Medical examination – approximately $300 CAD for each family member

  • There are also some smaller fees associated with sending your passports to the embassy to pick up work visa (approximately $35 CAD)


3d stage – permanent residence (PR) file fees (federal government level) – could be paid after arrival to Canada if the PR file is being submitted then

  • $550 CAD processing fee for you and $550 CAD for your spouse

  • $150 CAD for each child

  • 6-8 months after your PR file is registered with the federal government they will ask you to pay Right of permanent residence fee which is the last one - $490 CAD for you and $490 CAD for your spouse.


Please note that fees may change during the process as they are updated once every year or two.

The mentioned above costs are mandatory and you pay them anyway, regardless whether you do all the paperwork yourself or with the help of an immigration consultant or immigration lawyer.