How To Obtain Work Permit For Information Technology Workers (IT) Workers?

This week I have received letter from my prospective employer about some specifics in work permit obtaining process for IT workers. As you can see at Canada Immigration site, IT workers does not need to have job confirmation from HRSDC because for IT workers this confirmation is replaced by letter from employer with job offer and detailed description of position (with NOC code) and salary.

In response to the need of employers to fill critical shortages in the software industry, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) collaborated with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), Industry Canada and the Software Human Resource Council (SHRC) on the development of a pilot project to streamline the entry of workers whose skills are in high demand in the software industry and whose entry into the Canadian labour market would have no negative impact on Canadian job seekers and workers. Under normal circumstances, a foreign worker who wishes to work in Canada requires an employment authorization from CIC and a validated job offer from a local HRSDC office. If the HRSDC office determines that there are no Canadian citizens or permanent residents available to fill the position, the job offer to the foreign worker is validated and the worker may then apply for an employment authorization for admission to Canada.

Under the pilot project, the job-specific confirmation was replaced by a national confirmation letter which states, among other things, that certain software positions cannot be filled by Canadian citizens or permanent residents. The national confirmation letter removed the delay associated with the job-specific confirmation process.

To qualify for this simplified process, the job being offered must fit within one of specified job descriptions.

For your convenience, you can use following checklist to prepare yourself for applying for Canada Work Permit:

  • Work Permit application form with three photographs
  • Personal Information Form
  • Use of a Representative Form [if applicable]:
  • Offer of employment for job in Canada, stating:
    • duration of employment
    • nature of work to be performed
    • salary to be paid in Canada
  • Letters of reference from your current and previous employers, including:
    • start and end dates of employment
    • description of nature of work performed
    • job title
  • Educational documents related to your IT/ computer studies:
    • including marksheets
    • highlighting computer related courses
  • CAQ if destined to Québec

If you want, you can download or read online very detailed guide about Applying for a Work Permit outside Canada by CIC Canada.

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13 thoughts on “How To Obtain Work Permit For Information Technology Workers (IT) Workers?

  1. Hi, I´m a university students and I have interest to live in Canada, I´ll like to know what kind of career or especialiti I will be study to all was more easy to obtein the canadian citizen. I will apreciate your help.

  2. Stay in Mexico, what’s wrong w that country? anyway 1st of all u’ll need to learn how to speak/write englishhhhh dude then get some farm skills and eeyaaa.. u’ll get a work permit easily.

  3. 2Luis: ;-) Don’t blame people for bad English – not many people here in Canada have good English. Especially Indian/Arabic people – sometimes it is not possible to speak with them… Their accent and short/ugly sentences are killing me :-/

    I understand that my English is really far from ideal, but at least I try to make it better…

  4. Luis,

    The biggest sin of all is to be fluent with a language and not use it properly.

    I guess the perfectionist can instead have the luxury to confuse the name of countries, places or give wrong names to whatever they have no clue on

    They can for instance go to Australia and call its citizens Austrians, instead of Australians. or even worst, they can be invited to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting and dare to speak to an audience and insist calling them members of the (OPEC) Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Companies. whatever.

    Alfred, I know you are doing your best in using a language that is not ours, kudos for you. I found out that English speaking people will not even make an attempt to speak another language because that will put their IQ In evidence, yet they are quick to point it out our mistakes

  5. Hey,,,what’s wrong yu found in Indian English…most of us only dominating the Software and work for the other country too..and we know hw yu peoples are speaking.. ????? DAMIT.

  6. Dear sir/ma,
    Application for Job
    i wish to apply for a job in your reputable organisation.
    i am a nigerian citizin having complete high school and proceed to University of Juba khartoum Sudan.
    Sir , i promise to contribute my own quorta to the uplightment of your reputable organisation,If my application is considered.
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  7. Dear sir/ma,
    Application for Job
    i wish to apply for a job in your reputable organisation.
    i am a nigerian citizin having complete high school and proceed to Benni kebbi University Nigeria.
    Sir , i promise to contribute my own quorta to the uplightment of your reputable organisation,If my application is considered.
    Yours faithfully

  8. Hey Scoundrel,

    It was so easy for you to say that Indian/Arabic people people can`t speak good English; rather no English at all. How come you didn`t mention, the ones who really can and made it big in the same country you live in. Why do people like you only see the bad side of the world?

  9. I am a US citizen, a licensed attorney and would like apply to become a Canadian resident. I would like to retire in Canada and live in Canada. What is the process?

  10. Hi,

    I dont have a job offer at Canada but I do have 4+ years of IT experience in India and I’m a citizen of India. I would like to know whether I can apply for a work permit even without a job and after reaching Canada can I apply for a job.

    Cheers

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