How to Apply for Canada Work Visa from India?

As a first-world country, Canada is well known as a developed nation in the world. It has been ranked as a second-best country in the world in terms of sustainability, quality  of life, economic and cultural influence. Moreover, the economy of Canada is also rated as the 10th largest economy in the world in the year 2019 by World Economy League Table. As one of the best countries to live in, more and more foreigners prefer going to Canada for work. To work in Canada, one needs to get a Canada Work Visa.

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    Further in this article, we have briefly discussed the different aspects of Canada Work Visa.

    What is Canada Work Visa?

    Canada Work Visa is referred to as Work Permit for Canada by most of the people.  It is an official permit, which lets the foreign citizen work in Canada for a particular time period. To work in Canada, one needs to get a Canada Visitor Visa Separately along with Canada Work Visa to be able to work ad travel in Canada.

    For Indians, there are two types of Canada Work Visa. Indian nationals planning to work in Canada requires to apply for one of these work visas. Let’s take a look at the two different types of work visas available for Canada.

    Types of Canda Work Visa

    Employer Specific Work Visa

    Under employer-specific work permit, the individuals are allowed to work only for the employer mentioned in the visa documents. To work legally in Canada the visa holder needs to follow the conditions mentioned on his/her work permit. Some of the information which is mentioned in the work permit is the name of the employer with whom the individual can work, duration and location of work.

    Open Work Permit

    Open Work Permit allows foreign nationalists to work with any employer in Canada. However, foreign nationalists cannot work with employers who are listed as ineligible. Open Work Permit can be issued to workers who are vulnerable or who have been a victim of abuse under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program in Canada. However, Open Work Permit does not permit the individuals to work for employers that offer services like erotic massages, striptease, dance, etc.

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    How to Apply for Canada Work Visa for Indians?

    People who want to apply for Canada Work Visa can apply for it either online or through the process of the paper application. Let’s take a look at the steps to how to apply for a Canada Work Visa.

    The Process to Apply for Canada Work Visa for Indians Online:

    • Visit the official website of the Government of Canada.
    • Open the menu and click on the option of ‘Immigration and Citizenship’.
    • Choose the work option to open the page.
    • Go to the option of ‘Get a Work Permit’.
    • Choose the appropriate type of worker.
    • Click on the option of ‘Apply for Work Permit’.
    • Select the tab of how to apply.
    • Scroll down and choose the place from where you are applying for Canada Work Visa.
    • Select the option of ‘Get the application to work in Canada’.
    • From the drop-down menu choose the option of online application and your home country.
    • You can sign-in to your existing account or can create a new account.
    • Thoroughly fill the application form and submit it.
    • Upload the supporting documents along with the application form.
    • Pay visa fees online.
    • Set an interview at the Canada Visa Application Center (VAC)
    • Provide the details on biometric at the VAC and get your picture clicked.
    • If you are called for a visa interview, then go for it.
    • The successful applicant will receive an authorized/approval letter from the consulate or the Canadian Embassy.

    The Process to Apply for Canada Work Visa for Indians Through Paper Application:

    • Visit the Official Website of Government of Canada.
    • Open the menu and choose the option of ‘Immigration and Citizenship’.
    • Click on the option of my application to open the page.
    • Click on ‘Find forms and guides’.
    • Scroll down and choose the option of ‘application for work permit made outside Canada’ in the drop-down menu.
    • Go to the option of ‘get the form’ and download the application form.
    • Thoroughly fill the downloaded application form.
    • Collect all the required documents to apply for Canada Work Visa for Indians.
    • Schedule an appointment at the relevant Canada Visa Application Center (VAC).
    • Submit the thoroughly filled application form along with the supporting documents at the VAC.
    • Provide the details on biometric at the VAC and get your picture clicked.
    • Pay visa fees.
    • If you are called for a visa interview, then go for it.
    • The successful applicant will receive an authorized/approval letter from the consulate or the Canadian Embassy.

    Documents Needed for Canada Work Visa for Indians

    Every applicant applying for Canada Work Visa needs to submit the important documents to complete the process of visa application. Here is the list of supporting documents that the applicant will need to submit while applying for Canada Work Visa for Indians.

    • Valid original passport for the entire tenure of the job.
    • All canceled or expired passport of the applicant.
    • Educational qualification proof of the applicant. The educational qualification proof must include a mark sheet, degree, and certificates.
    • Existing work experience proof which includes:
      1. A copy of the appointment letter and relieving letter from the previous and current employer.
      2. Copy of salary payslip and Form 16 issued by the employer.
      3. A reference letter explaining the duration and nature of the applicant’s job.
    • Bank statement
    • Applicant’s contact details which include address and phone number.
    • The last two years of income tax returns proof.
    • Last three-month bank statement.
    • Income proof from other sources like investments, property documents, etc.
    • If needed, application form for Temporary Resident Visa.
    • In case, dependent family members are also traveling to Canada, then the applicant will have to submit the Family Information Form.
    • A copy of marriage certificate and birth certificate of the child, if the dependent children and spouse are also traveling to Canada.
    • Job offers by the employer.

    Fee Applicable for Canada Work Visa

    While applying for Canada Work Visa for Indians, the applicant requires to pay the work permit fees. In case the applicant fails to pay the work permit fees, then his/her application will be rejected by the Canadian consulate/embassy. The work permit includes biometric fee as well as application fee.

    Types of Apllicants

    Work Permit Fees (In CAD)

     

    Application Fees

    Biometric Fee

    Individual Applicant

    155

    85 (Per person) 170 (Per family with at least 2 members)

    Group Applicant ( At least 3 applicants)

    465

    255

    The applicants can pay the fees online through debit card or credit card or can pay at the visa application center (VAC) by local currency.

    The Bottom Line

    You can follow the above-mentioned process and apply for the Canada Work Visa for Indians. Just make sure to fulfill all the requirements needed.

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