Everthing you need to know about working in Canada

Canada is a popular immigration destination for people from around the world. In fact, Canada has one of the highest rates of immigration per capita in the world. There are currently more than 200,000 international students studying in Canada and that number is growing every year.

Canada may not be as well-known as its southern neighbor, the United States, but it’s quickly becoming a popular destination for international students. In fact, according to Statistics Canada, Canada had more than 200,000 international students in 2014 and that number continues to grow every year.

Canada is one of the most welcoming countries in the world for immigrants and refugees. In 2015 alone, Canada took in more than 300,000 newcomers!

Canada’s immigration system is built on the principle that anyone who comes to Canada should have a fair chance at succeeding here.

What is the immigration law of Canada?

Canadian immigration law is based on the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, which came into effect on June 28, 2002. The Act was intended to consolidate Canada’s various immigration laws and regulations into one document, and to reduce bureaucratic waste. It is also responsible for modernizing immigration policies and procedures.

The Act is divided into two parts: Part 1 deals with permanent residents, Part 2 with temporary residence (i.e., foreign workers, students or visitors). A division of the Department of Citizenship and Immigration (CIC), called the Visa Office, will determine whether or not you can enter Canada as a visitor or immigrant.

Rule and regulation for canada immigrant

Workers in Canada have the right to work in a safe and healthy environment. The government of Canada provides several programs and services to help ensure that workers are treated fairly and paid what they are owed.

The Canadian Labour Standards Regulations sets out federal labour standards for federally regulated industries, such as banking, telecommunications, and some transportation. These labour standards include:

  • Minimum wage, hours of work, annual vacations, holidays, overtime pay, pregnancy and parental leaves;
  • The right to refuse overtime or to work on statutory holidays;
  • Equal wages for equal work;
  • The right to join a union;
  • The right to form a union;
  • No discrimination or harassment at work because of sex (including pregnancy), race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age or mental or physical disability.

As a Canadian, I can attest to the fact that it’s one of the best places in the world to live. The food is great, the weather is fantastic (never above 80 degrees), and everyone speaks English (and a little French). What’s not to love?

But aside from those reasons, Canada may actually be a good place for you to work. Want to know more? Read on!

Work permit

You’ll need a work permit (as opposed to a simple visa) in order to work in Canada. Fortunately, these don’t take too long to get processed. You can apply online or by mail with your passport and any other identifying information that’s requested. As of 2018, you’ll need an electronic travel authorization (an eTA) in order to come into Canada. It only costs $7CAD and lasts for 5 years or until your passport expires, whichever comes first. You’ll receive notification via email if you’re approved immediately after submitting your application.

To get your work permit, visit the Government of Canada’s website [link here].

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