Canadian Work Permit Without IELTS

by | Apr 2, 2021

If you are looking to immigrate to Canada as a worker, there are two things that you are likely going to need. Firstly, if you are from a country whose nationals require a visa, you will need to apply for a visa to allow you to enter Canada. Secondly, you will need a Canadian work permit which becomes your status document. In other words, your visa gets you to Canada and the work permit authorizes you to work inside Canada.

Job Offer Requirement

In order for you to obtain a work permit, there are several requirements that you need to meet. The most critical requirement is that you typically require a job offer from a Canadian employer. The job offer can either be a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) support job offer, also known as an LMIA support job offer, or an LMIA- exempt job offer. Ultimately, you require a job offer to immigrate to Canada on a work permit. 

Language Test

There is no legal requirement that you must write an English language test or French language test in order to obtain a work permit. The English language or French language test requirement is for persons who are wanting to immigrate to Canada as permanent residents. 

In some cases, some applicants for Canadian study permits on some special programs may be required to write an English test. However, persons wanting to immigrate to Canada to work or those who want to apply for a work permit are generally not required to write an IELTS test or CELPIP test. Basically, there is no requirement for you to write an English language test in order for you to move and work in Canada.

Employers may have their own requirements regarding the types of language skills that they would require from their employees. Typically, Canadian employers will either require that you are competent in English or in French. It is worth noting that such a language requirement by an employer is not an immigration requirement. 

Let Us Help

We are available to assist you to put together the documentation you require for your Canadian work permit application. Should you also have any inquiries on Canadian work permits, please feel free to reach out to us. We are happy to provide the best professional advice you need. 

Book a call with us today!


Related resources

From America To Canada: Our Case Study On Getting An Investor Visa
From America To Canada: Our Case Study On Getting An Investor Visa

Are you an American company owner with dreams of expanding your business into Canada? Wondering if it's possible to set up a business operation in Canada and transfer yourself and your family there on work permits? The answer is a resounding yes! In this case study,...

The Ultimate Guide to Moving to Canada With an H-1B Visa from the US
The Ultimate Guide to Moving to Canada With an H-1B Visa from the US

As an employer in the United States, you may encounter situations where your employees on H-1B visas are nearing expiration. In such cases, it's essential to explore available options to retain these valuable employees. Fortunately, Canada provides potential solutions...

Looking for something in particular?

Suite 200, 201 City Centre Dr.,
Mississauga, ON L5B 2T4


Subscribe To GOOSELAW™Immigration

Please complete the required field below to receive GOOSELAW™ Immigration including alerts, insights and events.

You have Successfully Subscribed!