When do foreign workers need to obtain a Canadian work permit? The rules often are misunderstood, and that misunderstanding can lead to complicated situations for employers and foreign workers. Sometimes the workers learn of the work permit requirement only upon arrival in Canada, and that can result in many unnecessary (and sometimes unpleasant) hours in immigration offices at border crossings or airports. In some cases, it results in a denial of admission.
To avoid such scenarios it’s important to understand the basics of Canadian work permits. With this article we begin a discussion on the fundamentals of Canadian work permits that will continue in future issues of Northern Exposure.