Many foreign nationals probably wish to work in Canada but cannot do so due to the work permit requirement. A work permit is a legal document that authorizes a foreigner to work and receive payment.
However, there is a solution to this problem. There are some jobs that do not require a work permit, and they are listed below.
Being an ordained minister as a foreign national, or you are a member of a religious order, or even a layperson, it is possible to qualify for a work permit exemption.
A bus driver, truck driver, shipping, or airline worker who is a foreign national may qualify for a work permit exemption under two conditions. First, your work has to be related to operating vehicles, and second, the vehicles you are working on must be owned and registered by enterprises outside of Canada and used to transport passengers or cargo internationally.
Civil Aviation Minister
Peradventure, you are employed to check cabin safety and flight operations of international flights through Canada, and you are qualified for a work permit exemption.
You may qualify for a work permit exemption if you spearhead or organize international conventions or meetings. However, this only applies to the heads of those organizing the convention. The rest of the crew must possess proper work authorization.
Emergency Service Provider
As a foreign national working in Canada to provide services in an emergency, you may qualify for a work permit exemption. Emergencies here include industrial accidents, natural disasters, and so on.
To qualify for work permit exemption in Canada as military personnel from another country, you must possess movement orders that state that you’re entering Canada under the Visiting Forces Act.
Athlete or Coach
As a foreign national and a member of a foreign athletic team competing in Canada, you are not required to have a work permit.
A foreign national entering Canada to carry out business activities but not enter the labor market will not require a work permit.
Aviation Accident or Incident Investigator
To qualify for work permit exemption as an investigator in Canada, you must be an accredited adviser or agent, and the investigation must be under the Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board Act.
Student Working on Campus
As a full-time international student in Canada, you are not required to have a work permit to work on your campus of study. You can work 20 hours per week during study periods and full-time during the scheduled holidays.
Other Jobs That do not Require a Work Permit Include:
- Healthcare student
- Aviation and incident investigator
- Business visitor
- Foreign government officer
- Examiner and evaluator
- Family of foreign representatives
- News reporter
- Referee or judge or a similar official
- Expert witness or investigator
- Athlete or Coach
- Performing artiste
- Public speaker
- Short term researcher
- Short term highly skilled worker
If you are a foreign national in any of these positions or looking to be in any of these positions, then you are not required to have a work permit. However, ensure that you understand the job description of the above-listed occupations perfectly to avoid unnecessary hassles.