Work Permit or Immigration Visa?
(Bradford, W Yorkshire)
I live in England and would like to move to Canada. What is the best way to be allowed to work in Canada?A Work Permit allows an eligible visitor to reside and work in Canada for a limited period of time, and there are restrictions often placed on the type of employment which can be pursued. A Work Permit will not, by itself, lead to Canadian Permanent Resident status.
On the other hand, a Canada Immigration Visa entitles its holder to live and work anywhere in Canada, and to enjoy many of the privileges of Canadian Citizenship, including the right to apply to become a Canadian Citizen after 3 years of residence here, and the ability to then sponsor family members, for Canadian Permanent Resident status.
Here is a link to a site which has lots of useful information for those considering emigrating to Canada