The ever-growing trend is for Indians to emigrate to Canada. It has become the most popular destination, even ahead of the United States of America. What further benefits Indians is that Canada has decided to fight the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic by accepting more and more immigrants. First of all, those who are ready to work in agriculture and the food industry.

Indians use it abundantly. Let us explain with the help of numbers. In the previous year, almost one hundred thousand new migrants from India came to Canada. That is three times more than the Chinese, who are second on the list and more than the first three combined, on the list after them.

Also, over 20 percent of people who have obtained permanent citizenship last year are from India, and it is expected to be over two hundred thousand of them in the next few years. And the percentage of immigration applications is constantly growing.

If you are one of them who wants to find your happiness in Canada, today we will give you a guide on how to get a work permit and other types of visas.

Tourist visa

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In case you are looking for a tourist visa, you must fill in all the necessary documents, have a valid passport, pay fees, and take other necessary steps that you will find on the Internet. This visa is issued exclusively for tourist purposes and you must not try to work with it or study, otherwise, you will face the possibility of imprisonment, deportation, and a permanent ban on entering the country.

You must have enough money, as well as a letter of guarantee from family or friends that they will be your sponsors, that you will stay with them and the like. If you do not have very large funds in your account, this is your best option.

If you are very rich, then getting a visa will be easier. You must also have a medical certificate. You can fill out the forms yourself or ask for help, but once you are turned down, it will not help to contact an agency to fill out the forms for you again even if they claim they will solve your problem.

The only way to be accepted after you are rejected is to solve the problem for which you were rejected. f you are from countries that have special agreements with Canada, then all you need to do is fill out an eTA form, which is not a visa, but a travel authorization. You can apply here

Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs)

There are 13 provinces, and almost all have PNPs programs. These programs are designed to give each province immigrants of the profile they need. From doctors, programmers to people working in agriculture, each province has its own specific needs.

So when you decide to apply for a work visa, see where is sought job you will be able to do. PNPs consider not only a potential job but many other things as well. For example, people who know French have a better chance than those who know only English.

It is also a plus if you have relatives in that province or you have already been there. If you meet the conditions, it will bring you additional points that will have a positive impact on the final decision on the issuance of a work permit and permanent citizenship.

Express entry

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Indians have become among the nations that have perhaps the most successful of all nations in the express entry program. They most often apply for the Federal Skilled Worker program because only that program is available if you have not completed college in Canada or have previously worked in Canada. You must meet conditions that are work experience that has lasted at least a year. Completed high school, as well as to take tests for English and / or French.

If you score a minimum of 67 points, you move on to the next stage. This is where you will get your CRS score which will be crucial to getting a work permit. Every month there is a draw where you will see if you have passed. There are CRS calculators, where you can roughly see what your chances are.

Work permit info

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You can apply both online and offline. The first prerequisite is that your prospective employer has the right to hire someone who does not have a Canadian passport. If he doesn’t have that right, don’t even try to get into the whole process. If an online application is submitted, there is a possibility that an interview at one of the consulates in India will be necessary. What is relieving for Indian citizens is that they do not have to attach biometrics. If you decide to apply online, there are services in all major cities that will do so.


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There are different work permits, divided into the following categories:

  • Temporary workers – If it is that type of work, it is possible to obtain a temporary permit, which can later be changed to another category or prolonged.
  • Business – This is a type suitable for investors and all types of professionals who have business with any of the companies in Canada.
  • Permanent workers – This is actually an emigration visa because it allows permanent residence and work, which is equivalent to emigration.
  • Students – This applies to all students who have come from foreign countries to Canada to attend college. The permit is specific, so the student knows exactly where he is allowed to work. Whether inside campus or outside. It can also be an internship permit. Later, the process for express entry was facilitated, as we have already written above, because it allows it to be applied to other programs as well, not just the Federal Skilled Worker program.
  • Agricultural workers – Permit for all employed by SAWP, because the needs of the state for this type of workers are very large so that seasonal workers are hired every year.


If you want to move to Canada, an additional plus is if you have a family. Families get visas easier and if you don’t have a previous criminal record, we believe your chances are great, just be thorough in filling out the forms and the whole process.