The work permit is a generic term for legal authorization which allows a person to take employment. It is most often used about instances where a person is permitted to work in a country where one does not hold citizenship but is also used about minors, which in some jurisdictions require a permit to work due to Child Labor laws legally. Within an industry, a work permit may be required to execute certain functions within a factory outside of everyday operational tasks – in some places; they might be called Permit to Work.
Here are the two types of work permits Canada has to offer. Depending on your qualifications and occupation, your job may fall under two different categories of work permits. There are two main work permits, the Open Work Permit, and the Employer Specific Work Permit.
Anyone can apply before they enter Canada. However, there may be visa office requirements that you need to meet depending on what country or territory you’re applying from. Make sure you follow the instructions.