It’s no doubt that Canada is one of the most beautiful countries that is highly welcoming to foreigners. But, over time, I’ve heard people ask how they will relocate to Canada and jobs they can do in Canada without a work permit.
A work permit is simply an authorization or permission to take up a job within Canada.
Most jobs require you to get a work permit before you can be given a job, but there are so many other jobs that do not require a work permit.
This article will open your eyes to jobs you can do without getting a work permit. Listed below are some jobs you can do without a work permit in Canada.
Athletes and team members
If you are a foreign athlete intending to participate in a Canadian sporting event either as an individual or team, there won’t be a need to obtain a work permit.
The Canadian Government allows you to participate in Canadian sporting events without having to get a work permit.
Coaches, trainers, and other important team members are also exempt from the work permit requirement.
If you are a public speaker, coach, or commercial speaker, you do not need a work permit to work in Canada. This speaking engagement, however, should not exceed 5 days.
The following public speakers, however, must get a work permit and LMIA before entering Canada:
- Commercial speakers who are hired by a Canadian business to provide training services.
- Guest athletics instructors coming to teach weekend seminars.
If your work involves preaching doctrine, presiding at religious events or providing spiritual guidance, then you won’t be needing a work permit.
There is a need to provide the following, however;
- The genuineness of their offer of religious employment
- The genuineness of the religious group that is offering the job
- The ability of the clergyman to perform clerical duties for a congregation of the relevant religious group
Emergency Service Provider
If you are planning to relocate to Canada to render services in times of emergency, you are exempt from the work permit requirement. These persons may be:
- Medical teams
The emergencies may be medical, industrial, environmental, or the result of a natural disaster.
A person may work on a farm without a work permit as long as:
- After that, the farm work is on a volunteer basis.
- The person’s primary reason for coming to Canada was something other than farm work (such as tourism or visiting family/friends)
- The farm is non-commercial. Non-commercial farms are generally defined as farms where the owner provides things for farming, and the products are mainly for family use.
If your job is related to organizing an event or conference like, cooperate meeting, consumer show, trade show, and exhibitions, then you don’t need a work permit to gain entry to Canada.
As military personnel, you do not need a work permit to gain entry into Canada.
This is made possible as long as you’re on an assignment which you may need to visit Canada.
However, this is designated under the Visiting Force Act.
Other jobs that don’t require a work permit
- Health care student
- News reporter and media crew
- Performing artist
- On-campus work
- Foreign government officers
- Expert witnesses or investigators
- Off-campus work
- Business visitor
- Aviation accident or incident inspector.
These are jobs you can do without a work permit in Canada.