Working in Canada for foreigners is possible under certain conditions. In some work categories, you don’t need a work permit. For others, you have to have a work permit to work in Canada. In some cases, you need a Labour Market Impact assessment (LMIA), which means that an employer can’t employ a foreigner unless he proves by LMIA that employing you wouldn’t decrease the chances of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident finding a job. In other cases, your future employer doesn’t need LMIA.

You may be in one of the following four situations