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Instructions to Complete your Work Permit Application .pdf

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Applying for a work permit
from outside Canada - Information &
Application Process
Updated March 2015
Do you have a family member who is a Canadian citizen

Apply Online

or permanent resident and is 18 years or older?
1. Access Key/ MyCIC

(Answer based on your specific situation)

The Government of Canada requires workers applying for
a work permit to create an Access Key and apply online
through MyCIC. You can access/create a secure electronic
GCKey by following one of the instructions below:
 Register to get a key if you are a new
user. Register here:
 https://clegc-gckey.gc.ca/j/eng/rg?execution=e1s1
 Click I accept

What is your date of birth?

Create a MyCIC account using GCKEY (you need to
remember your account name, password and answers to
your security questions) Fill out the registration
3. In MyCIC under “What would you like to do today?” Click
on Apply for Visitor visa, Study and/or Work permit.
4. You will be asked if you have a Personal Checklist Code.
Click on Determine your eligibility and apply online (this is
found at the bottom of the page)

(Answer based on your specific situation)
Are you a permanent resident of the United States and
have your alien registration card (Green Card) or other
proof of permanent residence?
(Answer based on your specific situation)
Do you have a written offer from an employer in


What is the status of your job offer?
Temporary - less than one year
Do you plan to work in one of the following categories?
Athletes and coaches, Aviation accident or incident
investigators etc.?
Do you have any caregiver experience or formal

5. Answer all of the eligibility questions. Your answers will
determine which documents you will be required to provide.
Below are some guidelines to assist you.
What would you like to do in Canada?


How long are you planning to stay in Canada?
Temporarily - less than 6 month
What is the country/territory of your passport?
(Answer based on your specific situation)
What is your current country/territory of residence? If

training within the last 3 years?

No experience

Will you be coming to Canada with a spouse or
common-law partner who is, …etc.?


Are you of working age, and a dependent of a person
who is (or will be) working in Canada, or a full-time
student at a designated learning institution?


-Have you recently graduated from a participating
Canadian post-secondary institution for which your
study program was full-time and a minimum of eight

you are presently in Canada, you should select Canada.

(Answer based on your specific situation)



What is your marital status?

*Details of intended work in Canada: What type of work

(Answer based on your specific situation)

permit are you applying for? Choose -Exemption from

What is your province of destination? If visiting

Labour Market Opinion

multiple provinces, select the one in which you will be

*Details of intended work in Canada –Enter this

spending most of your time?

information: Name of employer – University of Alberta


Do you have a valid work permit or study permit, and

Complete address of employer-8920 HUB, Edmonton

need a visa to return to Canada? No

Province –AB, City /Town- Edmonton, Postal code-T6G 2E1

What type of work permit do you want to apply for?

Job Title- Research Assistant

A work permit with a Labour Market Impact Assessment

*Brief description of duties – enter this information:


Duties include literature reviews, surveys, lab experiments

Are you accompanying a family member that has

and other research

status in Canada, or has recently been approved to

*Education: Yes if you were awarded a degree, if not, NO

come to Canada?

*Employment: Current activity- answer student


Have you ever committed, been arrested for, been

*Answer ALL of the background information questions

charged with, or convicted of any criminal offence in

* You will be asked for your name when you pay the

any country?

processing fee. This serves as your “signature”

(Answer based on your specific situation)

Have you had a medical exam performed by a CIC

*Validate, then save to your email, then UPLOAD.

authorized panel physician (doctor) within the last 12

Documents to be Uploaded to the Document Checklist


Travel itinerary: Your airline ticket or proposed travel plans

(Answer based on your specific situation)

Have you visited or lived in any one of the designated

IMM 5802E Form- Provided to you by UAlberta

countries for 6 consecutive months in the last year?

*Upload the “UARE Supplemental Information for CIC”

(Answer based on your specific situation)

document that you received from UAlberta for each of

Do you want to submit an application for a family

the following on your Document Checklist:


Proof that you meet the requirements of the job, Letter from


Are you giving someone access to your application?


Current Employer, Employment Reference Letter,

There are fees associated with this application. Will

Employment Record, and Letter of Explanation under

you be paying your fees or are you fee exempt?

Optional Documents. You will need to upload this same

Yes, I will be paying my application fees.

document 5 times

Are you able to make a digital copy of your documents

* Employment Contract: Upload the “UARE Contract

with a scanner or camera?

Letter” sent to you by the UAlberta


Will you be paying your application fees online? To

*Request for Medical Exam: Upload the receipt or request

pay online, you need a Visa, MasterCard or American

*Pay the processing fee - $155 (Use your credit card)
*Print out a copy of the receipt to keep for your records



Select Continue - You will be given a document checklist
Complete the IMM 1295 Form
Tips for Completing your Application
*You do not have a UCI, do not answer this box
*For the question “Have you taken an official language
test?” The test they are referring to is the IELTS test. If
you have taken an IELTS test answer YES, if not, NO

Check your MyCIC account regularly for the response or
additional instructions. If you are required to apply for a visa
to enter Canada then a request will be sent to you.
If your application is approved, you will be given a Letter of
Introduction via your MyCIC account. You should print
this and present it at the port of entry when you arrive in
Canada to receive the Work Permit.

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