Canada resumes applications for work permit at the Port of Entry

Author: Roseli Caires | | Categories: Canadian Visa , Canadian Work Permit , Immigrate To Canada , Immigration Consultant , Immigration Services , POE Work Permit , Port of Entry Work Permit , Work Visa Canada

Immigration Services

With the Canadian borders opening gradually, some category of workers can now apply for a work permit at the Port of Entry (POE).

Workers can apply if they:

  • are fully vaccinated with one of the vaccines approved in Canada;
  • have a valid job offer in Canada when applying for an employer-specific work permit or if not fully vaccinated;
  • will not be working as a live-in caregiver or as a seasonal agricultural worker;
  • do not need to get a temporary resident visa to work in Canada or have a positive LMIA; or are a national or permanent resident of the U.S., Greenland or Saint-Pierre and Miquelon.

Documents needed at the POE:

All applicants:

  • passport or other travel document
  • proof that the medical certificate is valid, if one is needed

Applicants applying for an employer-specific work permit via LMIA

  • the job offer letter;
  • a copy of the approved LMIA with the worker's name;
  • the LMIA number;
  • proof that the qualifications and experience for the job are met; and
  • a Certificat d’acceptation du Québec (CAQ), for those who want to work in Quebec.

Applicants applying for an employer-specific work permit without LMIA

  • the job offer letter;
  • the offer of employment number from the employer in Canada;
  • proof that an LMIA for the job is not needed
  • proof that the qualifications and experience for the job are met

Applicants applying for an open work permit

  • the job offer letter, if not fully vaccinated.

Travelers who do not qualify as fully vaccinated will need to follow COVID-19 testing and quarantine requirements.

Need assistance to work in Canada and apply for a work permit? Contact us. 



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