You will need a valid work permit if you would like to work in Canada and you are not a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada.
Work permits are not issued to individuals that are looking to come to Canada to find employment; rather they are issued to individuals with full-time job offers.
Most individuals are required to have a LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment) before they are able to receive a work permit, however, there are many exceptions.
Work permits usually contain specific terms and condition (ie. duration, name of employer, location and job title) and are employer-specific.
Upon arrival in Canada, if you change your job, job descriptions or term of employment you are required to amend the conditions of your work permit with Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
Some Foreign Nationals can apply for a work permit at the Port of Entry, however, in most cases the work permit must be applied for at a Canadian Consulate, Embassy or High Commission abroad.
You may apply for health care coverage in the province in which you work.
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