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Cost of a Work Visa in Canada

If you’re looking to migrate to Canada and if you’re looking to do that with the express entry system or the skilled workers’ program, you’re going to need a work visa or a Canada work permit visa to go and work in Canada.

Approximately 200,000 skilled foreign workers come to Canada each year with a Temporary Canadian work permit. It is very important for the foreign skilled employees to have a noteworthy temporary employment offer issued from a company in Canada.

The Foreign Worker Permit would be issued by the Human Resource Skills Development Canada. If you or a family member is seeking a PR card, you can use an ‘Open Work’ permit.

Express entry system 

The express entry system is one of the easiest and quickest ways to immigrate to Canada. The express entry visa requires you to meet some eligibility criteria to acquire it. It offers various benefits like free education for your children and universal healthcare.

To be eligible for the Express Entry system, you must be:

  • A graduate or a postgraduate,
  • Proficient in English
  • 18+ years of age
  • Accompanied by a minimum of 3 years of experience.

Canada has a huge opportunities for jobs in IT sector, engineering, medical, construction and many more. It is a best place for skilled workers to apply under Federal Skilled Workers program.

Canadian work visa 

A work permit is known as a work visa document that allows qualified foreigners to work  for a specified period in Canada. After receiving a work offer or an employment contract from a Canadian company, people apply for a Work Visa.

Obtaining a work visa in Canada might be difficult but it is not impossible with expert assistance and company support. A job offer letter and a favorable labor market effect assessment document or number will almost certainly be required for your work visa application both of which can only be finalized with the help of a Canadian company.

An Employment Visa to Canada or work visa (with extensions) costs around 155 Canadian dollars.

A certain eligibility criterion has to be met to be eligible for the work visa. To be eligible for it you have to show the following documents to the visa office if you are looking for a visa from Dubai.

Eligibility criteria for the work permit are:

  • You should have submitted the visa application form; filled with all your details correctly
  • You have a valid passport or any other supporting travel document as specified by the IRCC
  • Your offer letter as given to you by your employer in Canada
  • You have the letter of invitation
  • You passed your medical exams and should have the medical exam certificate as proof
  • Other specified documents required by the visa office.
  • Proof of sufficient funds to support your travel and stay in the country.

The funds you require as proof for your stay in Canada also differ depending upon the number of members you have in your family.

Number of Family members Proof of funds (In Canadian dollars)
1 $13,213
2 $16,764
3 $19,453
4 $22,786
5 $26,435
6 $30,765
7 $33,546
8 $36,654

The additional cost of each family member comes around to approximately $3,560.

The cost of a Canadian work visa comes up to around 155$ which does not include the proof of funds you need to show to be eligible for the same.

This article talks about the Canada work visa and the eligibility criteria you need to meet to acquire the same. It talks about the express entry system and fastest way to migrate to Canada. It informs the reader about the different proof of funds they may require for different family members.

This article talks about how you can permanently migrate to Canada, including the work visa, through sponsorship and the skilled worker’s program.

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