Every immigrant needs a positive LMIA (labor market impact assessment), a temporary resident permit, and a work permit. Truth be told, it can be daunting for immigrants to obtain work permits.
Canada has an ever-growing economy that workers and investors often find irresistible. This economy is making it easier for skilled foreign workers to acclimatize into the country without any hassle.
Another thing is that Canada is multicultural, thereby welcoming immigrants from different cultures and creeds. Canada emerged as the first country to embrace multiculturalism during the late Pierre Elliot Trudeau in 1971.
It’s risky to work in Canada without a work permit. Engaging in such activities can attract inadmissibility status which will make you ineligible to enter Canada for several years. It’s better to avoid taking this approach altogether.
However, you can take up some legit jobs in Canada without a work permit or LMIA report. You are expected to stay under the purview laid down by the Canadian authorities.
It’s a must for immigrants who are eligible to work in Canada but want to take the step without a work permit to get a temporary resident permit. This will enable you to live in Canada for a specific period.
You don’t need a work permit if your occupation is under any of the categories below.
You are free to work in Canada without a work permit if you are:
- A guest speaker for a Canadian TV station or radio show
- Belong to a circus
- A guest artist or part of a band invited to perform at a wedding, other private events, restaurants or public places.
It’s possible to work on a farm-based on a volunteer basis especially if you’re on a visitor’s visa. It should be noted that this type of work doesn’t come with any remuneration.
You can keep working under Implied Status without a work permit if you have a temporary resident permit and have been working in Canada for some time. The bottom line is that you must apply for a work permit at least 30 days before the expiration of your work permit.
Emergency Service Providers
If you’re passionate about lending a helping hand during emergencies, consider working in Canada without a work permit. The occupations listed below also fall under this category.
- Foreign insurance adjusters
- Medical teams.
Here are the other work categories that support working without a work permit:
- Military personnel
- In-flight security officers
- Examiners and evaluators
- Public speakers
- Business visitors
- On-campus employment
- Convention organizers
- Health care students
- Athletes and team members
- Expert witnesses and investigators
- Foreign representatives and their family members
- Foreign government officers
- American cross-border maritime law enforcement officers
- Judges, referees, and similar officials
- Civil aviation inspectors
- News reporters, media crew
- Aviation or accident investigators.