Working in Canada without a work permit is very complicated, but in this article, we will try to make it less complicating for you. You already know you first need to get a job in Canada in order to obtain a work permit, but then there are jobs in Canada that you can do without a work permit.
For example, if you are a student in Canada, you will be able to work on-campus without a work permit but then the number of hours you allowed is 20 hours per week and you can also work off-campus during the holidays, also if you are a business visitor you could also be allowed to work in Canada without having to apply for a work permit
Jobs in Canada that you can do without a work permit
In this section, we shall be looking at a few Jobs you could take up in Canada without being required t have a Work Permit. Kindly pay close attention as we unveil this for you today so you will know where you fit in!
Student Working On-Campus
If you have secured admission to study a full-time program at any of the Universities in Canada, then you don’t need a work permit. As a student, you can work for 20 hours every week and longer hours during the holidays.
Just like you can work on-campus, full-time international students can also decide to work off-campus and they would not need a work permit to do that. You are also allowed only 20 hours a week and longer hours during the holiday.
News Reporter or a Member of the Film and Media Team
You may qualify for a work permit exemption if you are working in Canada as a news reporter or you are a film and media crew. Your position should be at the level of a manager or clerical staff of an even and the duration of your work must not exceed 6 months.
Depending on the type of performing artist you are, you may be eligible for a work permit exemption. To qualify, you must meet certain requirements which include: You are going to be performing in Canada for a short period; you should also not play a part in a broadcast for television, radio, or film.
Those in the military of another country may be eligible for work permit exemption in Canada if they have movement orders that state you are coming to Canada according to the Visiting Forces Act.
Expert witness or investigator
If you are witness to a crime or you are investigating a serious crime that would require you to come to Canada for a short period to present evidence to a tribunal, a court of law, or a regulatory body, then you will also be exempted from having to apply for a work permit in Canada.
A family member of foreign representative
As a family member, spouse, or child of a foreign representative, you will be allowed to work in Canada without a work permit. You must first be acknowledged by Global Affairs Canada (GAC).
If are coming to Canada strictly for business activity and you meet the requirement of a business visitor (Not a Business Person), then you may be eligible for the work permit exemption.
Health care student
International students, who are currently doing their studies in a healthcare field and would want to work as part of the program requirement, will be eligible for the work permit exemption. You must be part of the clinical clerkships; the work purpose should be for training and they must have approval from the provincial regulatory body. The training should not exceed 4 months.
Foreign government officer or representative
An international government official or delegate can also work in Canada without a work permit; however, you must be an employee of a foreign government, or an international diplomat, or an official representative of a particular country, or an official representative of the UN.
Short-term highly-skilled worker
International high-skilled workers who can fill out in-demand vacant job positions could be allowed to work in Canada without a work permit. The job must be for a short-term period not later than six months.
Other Jobs That Does Not Require A Work Permit Includes
- Athletes and Team Members
- Public Speakers
- Convention Organizers
- Judges, Referees, and Similar Officials
- Examiners and Evaluators
- Civil Aviation Inspectors
- Aviation Accident or Incident Inspectors
- Emergency Service Providers
- Implied Status
- Farm Work