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Work Permit for Canada

Foreigners normally need a valid work permit before working in Canada

Before applying for a work permit, the potential employer of the foreign temporary worker may have to apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from Human Resources and Social Development Canada

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A positive assessment indicates that the hiring of a foreign temporary worker will not have a negative impact on the Canadian labour market, from the fact that the employer was not otherwise able to hire a local Canadian worker for the same position.

Under specific situations, an LMIA may not be required* before applying for a work permit; however, generally all temporary workers require a work permit** before they can begin any work in Canada.

All work permits are specific to the terms and conditions of the temporary foreign worker’s employment, including job description, length of employment, employment conditions, etc.  Upon arrival, or during the course of employment, should any of their employment terms and conditions change, the foreign temporary worker must notify the appropriate department to amend the conditions of their work permit.

*Certain categories of employment are exempted from the requirements of obtaining a work permit, as defined in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) statutes or regulations.  Please call Mamann, Sandaluk & Kingwell for a consultation to find out more.

** Certain temporary workers are exempted from the requirements of obtaining an LMIA, as per certain treaty agreements.  Please call Mamann, Sandaluk & Kingwell for a consultation to find out more.

Why should you hire Mamann, Sandaluk & Kingwell to represent you?

We have several lawyers on our processing team who are experienced with your work permit needs and specific circumstances. Contact us today for a consultation and we can answer any work permit questions that you may have.

Adam was such a huge help for our family when it comes to processing our documents for immigration. At first we felt lost because no one was able to guide us what to do, what documents to prepare and etc. During the hearing, Adam was very positive and that fostered a great encouragement on our family's case. My Mom was so happy with the service and how professional the help was. We felt that our case was really given attention and I myself can see how Adam help us to get the result we need. May the firm be able to help more people like us.
Mark Laurence Caro
00:08 14 Sep 18
I would like to thank Cheryl for the amazing work she did in my case of medical inadmissibility. Having won a battle that lasted for more than 9 years wouldn’t be possible without her dedication, passion and professionalism.Cheryl took over my cause of "inadmissibility due to medical reasons" which we faced at the end of our immigration process, at that time my previous lawyer who was handling the case simply informed me that there is nothing that I can do and that my case will be rejected no matter what. My sister who happened to live in Canada at that time provided me with Cheryl's name and contact details and told me that she was highly recommended by her friends. At that time I thought that although this would be a waste of time and resources however it is worth giving a try and after 4 years of Cheryl’s hard work I receive my landing visa and will be traveling to Canada next month to finalize my PR.During those 4 years Cheryl never stopped being creative nor did she stop coming up with new brilliant ideas. The amount of information she gathered and her extremely convincing packages of documentation she used to submit every year made me reach this dream after 9 years of struggling.Thank you Cheryl for making my dream comes true
omar hiyari
12:07 12 Sep 18
My husband and I were extremely happy with Natalie Domazet. She was very professional and very knowledgeable about the process. Having her with us made our experience a lot less stressful. I would recommend her to anyone who needs an immigration lawyer.
Chrissy Knight
21:16 10 Sep 18
Natalie Domazet handled my spousal appeal for my husband’s sponsorship. I chose this firm because of the great reviews I read on google. Initially I was assigned a different lawyer but when that lawyer went on maternity leave I was fortunate enough to get Natalie. Natalie and her assistant Inna were great through out the process. My case was rather difficult to begin with, on top of that my hearing day in Edmonton was horrible. Everything was going wrong from the start. First of all the member who was handling my case was easy to please, she did not like both Natalie and me for some reason. My husband’s part of the hearing was over the phone and he needed a translator, but the translator was not fluent in our native language Amharic. Everything he was translating was out off context. And the phone connection was horrible, it took us a while to get through, it was hard to hear and it kept cutting off. The translator couldn’t hear my husband much, even when he dose he translates wrong. I point out the translation problem to Natalie and she kept raising the isue to the member but that only made the member more angry and irritated. She screamed at Natalie which was very unprofessional and inappropriate. The member made lots unnecessary comments, which shocked me. It seemed like the member doesn’t want Natalie to point out any problems because she just want to get over the hearing. Natalie kept her cool but kept pointing out the translation mistakes throughout so everything was on record. Natalie was absolutely amazing in there, I couldn’t have chosen a better lawyer to represent me. The hearing took too long which made the member more angry. After the hearing was done I was sure we lost and I was crying. Even though it was not her fault Natalie felt relay bad and kept apologizing because I dint get a fair hearing. As soon as we finished Natalie started working on my case already. She requested the appeal CD right away. She came up with a few ideas how to proceed but I didn't agree because I thought if there is any small chance the member will decide in my favor I didn't want to aggravate her more. However Natalie didn't stop, she was determine to win my case because she believed I didn't get a fair trial and kept pressing me. I will say I was a difficult person to deal with at that moment. Natalie still didn't give up, she involved other lawyers at her firm including her boss Joel Sandaluk and she came up with the best approach. I was amazed how much she cared, I felt like she was part of my family. We got the CD, I translate it and Natalie wrote a beautiful submission. Few weeks latter I got a call from Natalie and she told me my appeal was approved. I could not believe it, it was like a dream. If Natalie is representing you I would completely trust her advice and let her do her job. Thank you Natalie to care enough to work on days, nights and weekends to win my appeal.
trualem belay
07:06 28 Aug 18
I took their service to apply for Canada PR via spousal sponsorship for my husband. Mr. Joseph Granton provided me a very patient and professional service. He understood my case and gave me right directions. Later in the process, Joseph helped me respond request from CIC and kept me posted with any updates. He always took my smallest questions seriously and answer me as soon as he can either by email or phone. Joseph really aimed to help me, which is the reason I will stick with them for all my future needs for PR or citizenship.Thank you so much Joseph! I really appreciated your professional service that helped us get our landing interview so quickly. Thank you very much!
Amber Bai
16:38 09 Aug 18
My family is very lucky to have Joel help us with my husband’s appeal to renew his PR card in Canada. Joel is such a good lawyer and such a fine person. He is very always pleasant to talk to, always professional and patient. We really enjoyed our experience in Joel’s law firm. We hope many people would be lucky to have Joel’s support.
haiying ma
01:03 09 Aug 18
I took their service to apply for Canada PR. Right from my first conversation with Daniel, I felt positive and welcoming. He understood my case and gave me right directions. Later in the process, Linda helped me file my application and kept me posted with any updates. The best part is that they take your smallest questions seriously and answer you within days which is not very common with other lawyers I have dealt with. I felt they were approachable and really aimed to help you instead of see you as their source of income. That is the reason I will stick with them for all my future needs for PR or citizenship.I have bugged Linda with the most stupid questions anyone would ask but she was very kind and patient and gave me right answers in timely manner.Thank You Daniel and Linda. Your efforts are really appreciated 🙂 🙂
Kapoor Andy
17:58 29 Jul 18
I reviewed ALOT of different law firms for my working visa in the US. I choose this firm because Catherine Glazer, the attorney who I had the consult with, was knowledgeable, personable and, I got to say, friendly! She really put my mind at ease with the scope of the project and gave me detailed information on all my options. Together we choose which Visa would be most suitable for me. We worked closely together for about 3 months and Catherine was so detailed-oriented, which you want from a lawyer and applying for a working visa in the US, and 2 weeks later she gave me the good news- I was approved! Thanks so much Catherine!
Odette Laurie
01:16 14 Jul 18
My spousal appeal case was particularly a difficult one. My wife and I were already frustrated and angry with CIC taking 2 years to give us a refusal. This is when we hired Natalie Domazet. As soon as you meet Natalie you can easily tell that she's a real person who is genuine and sincere. She was honest with us all along, she didn't sugar coat our situation and kept our expectations and spirits up but also helped manage our expectations and frustrations. I could feel that Natalie genuinely cared about us, not just as clients but as two people who are separated from their loved ones. Natalie provided comfort and support, she always took the time to keep us informed and our spirits up. She provided a human touch that couldn't be championed by anyone else. We were so impressed with her professionalism, tact, attention to detail, and preparation. Her performance during the two days of our full hearing was immaculate. I really can’t say enough about the hearing process as I was blown away of the sheer class and skill she displayed. Natalie’s performance during the hearing was simply brilliant. She addressed every concern, went into great detail to leave no stone unturned. Due to her hard work and dedication we were successful and our appeal was allowed! My wife and I are thankful to Natalie for being amazing at what she does but equally thankful to her for caring about us and providing an honest human touch. I highly recommend Natalie!
Rafiow Ahmed
03:39 12 Jul 18
After consulting quite a few different immigration lawyers, I realized that Natalie Domazet was the best option for my wife's spousal immigration appeal. She worked hard throughout the process. Kept me informed at all steps. Answered all my calls and queries in a timely and professional way. She was very knowledgeable and always on top of everything. Our appeal was accepted and my wife is soon coming to join me in Canada. Highly recommended!
Abdul Aleem
19:37 27 Jun 18
I am thankful to Natalie Domazet for making my and my family’s Immigration case go easy. She is kind, knowledgeable and professional. She handled the case professionally and made sure that we were well informed about the status.It is easy to get in touch with her for she is prompt in responding to calls and emails.Words cannot describe my excitement but to say bundle of thanks to Natalie Domazet. She went beyond our expectations and made sure that we were comfortable. If you have your case in her hands, you don't need to worry. She can handle everything for you.
agha raza
22:24 25 Jun 18
I highly recommend this emigrant law office.I, together with my family, have a bad experience with another lawyer.But as I came into contact with these wonderful people at M, S & K we know exactly what will be, how it will be, how long it will last and what to expect ... exactly what it was. It was not an easy case ... but our H & C application has been completed, we are now enjoying our new permanent residents status.Thank you so much Peggy, Jennifer, Ali and their assistants
Iuliana N
18:43 20 Jun 18
We reached out to a number of immigration firms and MSK LLP was the most prompt and professional in their response. From that first telephonic consultation and throughout the entire process their expertise and high levels of services have been superlative. Their knowledge of immigration law and the nuances of the immigration system in Canada have been incredibly beneficial in the speedy development of our PR process. We cannot recommend them highly enough.
Jonathan Stanton-Humphreys
16:03 07 Jun 18
My family had several US visa application rejections and a very complicated immigration case during my Canadian PR application. Daniel and his assistant Linda were very helpful, knowledgeable, and always patiently answer every question I had. Most importantly, families' PR got approved. I know their fee is higher than other company but it is totally worthy in my case. The US attorneys in this firm, Catherine and Kelly, help my parent US visitor visa extension and my US visa application. They always response my question quickly and explain in detail step by step. I highly recommend this firm.
Stephen Li
20:48 24 May 18
One of the best Law firm I ever found, I had some critical issues of my PR ,there were some days were lapsed. After concerning with couple of law firms I was misled as well as downhearted. One of my colleague referred me and advised about this Law firm and finally I was lead to a right direction . Mamann, Sandaluk & Kingwell LLP, service is up to the standard . Certainly want to highlight my great Barrister Cheryl Robinson, she is an angel, who guided me also advised me how to deal with my case and Mini ( Legal Assistant )who was always communicating with me time to time about my paperwork in professional manner , every time she welcomed me with warm wishes what gave me moral support in my difficult situation , also Sarah( Legal Assistant) she was excellent too. Last but not least I want thank to Barrister Joel who made this great team .This firm was perfectly adequate for my needs. Thumbs up to all! You all did a great job and helped me to overcome my agitation.
sharmin ahmed
21:50 13 May 18
Wow. Where can I start?, First I want to say a BIG thank you to Peggy for doing an amazing job. Hosay you have done well in filling the slots for Peggy - As an assistant- Keep up the good job guys These guys were on top of things, quick on emails and follow ups. Hats off to MS&K; the best I have came across. Blessings and more blessings to all the staff at MS&K..😍🤗😍
Dian Douglas
19:50 07 May 18
Had such a great experience here. Always responded to my questions in a timely manner. Any issues I had with the immigration process were dealt with immediately. Would recommend them to anybody with immigration needs.
Ross Bushnell
14:42 06 Apr 18
My partner and I spent a significant amount of time searching for a lawyer and could not find anyone that gave us the confidence and trust we were looking for. After stumbling across Adam Hummel's blog, we knew we finally found someone who could relate to our circumstance. His writing alone instilled a sense of confidence in us and after an initial phone conversation, we knew we wanted him to represent us. Adam was able to share his insight from his experiences working on cases similar to ours and even provided us with a predicted timeline that was much faster than we had expected. We submitted our case in January 2018 and within a month received a positive response. Throughout the process, Adam was quick to answer our questions and we had many! We highly recommend him if you are looking for an immigration lawyer.
Gurpreeth Singh
06:04 13 Mar 18
My brother and I retained the services of the firm to sort out an issue regarding sponsoring our parents. I initially went to the firm because of the Google reviews. I am glad that I did. We met with Joel Sandaluk, and from the get-go he was very professional, organized and methodical. Trust me when I say professional. On our first meeting Joel laid down the plan on how he would like to approach our case that would lead to more chances of success and take less amount of time. Joel knows his stuff and I am not afraid to recommend him to my friends or anyone looking for top-notch immigration lawyers.
Adeeb Kabir
17:10 01 Mar 18
This firm is the gold standard when it comes to immigration. I've dealt with other immigration law firms before, and the quality in communication, transparency, professionalism, and dedication is absolutely right up there. I had the pleasure of working with Daniel and Linda, and I never had to visit the office more than once - when signing the retainer. We regularly communicated via email, and the occasional phone call, and the quality of communication and feedback was phenomenal to say the least. What stood out about Daniel and Linda was that they took a deep interest in my application and displayed their deepest levels of dedication and conviction to ensure that we got everything successfully sorted. Everything was successfully completed, submitted, and accepted - all in record time - and I've never seen my lawyers more than once. That's success right there!
Mir Ali Khan
16:28 01 Mar 18
Natalie Domazet was conscientious, thorough, and incredibly helpful. I was blown away by her patience and ability to communicate processes in a digestible manner that made everything feel seamless. I would highly recommend her - If there were more than 5 stars available, she'd get 6!
Madi Chambers
22:30 16 Feb 18
This firm greatly assisted our son with an immigration issue in a most expedient manner. The lawyers including Joel Sandaluk and Natalie Domazet were very skillful and understood the governmental process quite well. As parents we appreciate their compassion and understanding.We would highly recommend this firm.
Joe Rabun
17:52 11 Feb 18
Our experience with this firm was beyond amazing. Sandra is the most professional, hard working, organized, helpful person to work with. My husband and I have worked with 2 other law firms over the last 5 years and we never got close to submitting our application because they were so disorganized. Sandra worked tirelessly to make sure we had the appropriate forms filled out correctly and all of the supporting documents in place to get our application submitted quickly. We are so grateful to have found her.
Sarah Dyer
13:11 02 Feb 18
I am forever grateful to Joel Sandaluk and his team for their help in my parents complicated immigration matter. They were extremely professional, kind and helpful during the whole application process and now my parents have received a positive decision after having multiple refusals in past.I would strongly recommended this firm for any type of immigration related issues and I thank them once again for being there for me during every step of my parents Immigration process.
Amer Syed
02:31 28 Jan 18
Cheryl Robinson was my lawyer when she was still at her old law firm office and due to her high cooperation and professionalism, I have chosen to transfer my file from the previous law firm to keep Cheryl my lawyer. She have done great work for my refugee case and I had obtained the approval even without hearing. I do recommend Cheryl for any immigration case.
Fawaz Shaya
19:08 19 Jan 18
Sometimes you pray to God for a Direction and you never realized that your prayer has been heard by leading you to the right, friendly, wonderful people who know what they are doing, when and how it is supposed to be done. Thank you Mamann, Sandaluk & Kingwell for your hard work and Dedication .May God be with you all. 🙂
Bright osahon
11:07 13 Jan 18
The best law firm I and my husband met, especially Daniel Kingwell Lawyer, gave me great help and comfort. Our immigration case was a really complicated and hard journey, and yet it is a blessing to meet Daniel Kingwell Lawyer in a time of much pain. He made thorough preparations and responses to legal help and Appeal. At attorney's fees, It is also considered reasonable. My family is very grateful. If you need to be honest and professional, I strongly recommend this Lawfirm.
Eunmee Yoon
02:41 11 Jan 18
Very good, professional and helpful lawyers!! I have never seen better lawyers than Daniel Kingwell who saved our life and made to stay here forever!! Very reasonable prices!! We worked with Daniel Kingwell of our H&C application and Federal Court application, and we also worked with Ali Esnaashari with detention review and release from detention. Best lawyers I recommend them for all types of Immigration cases!!
Michael Ivancsik
04:15 09 Jan 18
I feel grateful that I was able to use the fantastic service, skills and eloquent knowledge provided by this law firm. Ms. Anikka Hammett immediately and kindly responded to my call when I lost my student status in summer 2017 and could not continue my PhD because of it. Together with her colleague Ms. Daphne Wong they not only gave me excellent legal advice, but also took care of the whole case in a reliable and professional manner. My status was restored fast and successfully with their help. It reassured me that I will use their valuable work even in the future when I am applying for work permit and permanent residency.
Andrea Prajerova
10:36 05 Jan 18
Our case is still on-going and it is rather peculiar. But, having been introduced to Daniel Kingwell at a later stage in the process, we have had nothing but outstanding, professional help in all our legal matters. The knowledge of Mr. Kingwell regarding immigration matters is second to none, and his team of para-legals and assistants, truly is amazing. Not only is Mr. Kingwell's knowledge and experience extremely extensive, but the manner in which he makes his clients at ease is beyond anything that we have had the experience of dealing with (Having met a whole tranche of lawyers - I can safely testify to that).I would definitely reccomend Mamann, Sandaluk & Kingwell for all immigration related matter.
Haseeb Virk
18:11 04 Jan 18
He is the best lawyer I ever met. He helped us in our refugee case. He is very talented at what he does. In two weeks he changed our status from illegal to legal!!! Im very happy I found him. Without his help our family would seperated and deported for now. So I cant explain how me and my family feel thankful to his work. He did what we thought its impossible and other lawyers said they are not able to help. He was charging very reasonable prices. He took his time and sit with us to explain everything for us to understand proper. I recommend him for everyone who need a responsible, talented and honestly lawyer.
Ivancsik Virginia
16:17 03 Jan 18
Our immigrant application's whole process is a long story. When we were despairing of our case, we knew Cheryl, Sarah and their office. With their professional knowledge and experiences, they helped us getting what belong to us. Thanks for their help and hope they can give legal aid to more ane more people!
Leon Lee
02:15 08 Dec 17
Absolutely fantastic firm. My husband and I had to go through a sponsorship appeal for him to be able to join me in Canada. Our initial lawyer went on mat leave and Natalie Domazet took over our appeal. Natalie has been absolutely fantastic. Not only has she provided us with the legal advice and preparation but she has also been a fantastic moral support through what I can only describe one of the most stressful times in my life. From preparing our appeal to the smallest details and going out of her way to accommodate our busy schedules and time zone differences, to being there for us and being a fantastic moral support and encouragement and not just looking at us as just another legal matter. Through her fantastic prep work and experience, we had our appeal allowed and my husband will come to Canada within the next half a year after a very stressful 4 years. I would recommend Natalie Domazet with my whole heart for her fantastic work. We greatly appreciate all her help.
Sinziana Bratu
23:23 06 Nov 17
Me and my sister feel very lucky that we heard about this firm and we actually got to know Joel in person . Our parents got refused through the family sponsorship application . We went and spoke to Joel about our problem and we were surprised the way he talk to us and how confident he was on what we should be doing next . It didn’t feel like we were meeting him for the first time we felt like we knew him for the entire life , that’s how comfortable he made us feel . We went there with no hope and walked out of his office with the big smile . Another thing that surprised me was the way that they run that place everything organized and looked like a factory that produces solutions and hope for people that they need help . We are not finished with our application but we are more than 100% sure that we are in good hands . I will always recommend them to my friends and relatives , whoever is going to read my rivew I will tell them don’t hesitate you are in good hands because you found the right person to work with , Good Luck to everyone with their application and a big thank you to Joel , Mini and the entire firm that make things happened. Thank You !
spartak muso
04:37 04 Oct 17
This is my 1st review based upon my today's meeting, After going through few lawyers profiles and speaking to them directly, inquiring about their fees and other details, I decided to choose this firm. I met Joel, Asiya and Mini today.I was about half and hour late due to traffic and parking time, but Joel was very patience. I found Joel and his whole team very professional,compassionate, understanding and knowledgeable . Joel is very accommodating, he also offered me options for easy payment. And assured me he will look into my case personally and will try to expedite it, as it was above the average processing time . I will keep everybody posted about my future experience. But I already have a great sense of security and satisfaction that i met right people and God willing my wife and children will be here soon:)
Asim Ali
06:43 26 Aug 17
Natalie Domazet is amazing. She is very passionate about what she does, caring, realistic, and honest. Natalie has a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to appeals for PR cases because she's worked on both sides. Anybody would be lucky to have her represent them because they would be in great hands. She is very thorough in the way she deals with her cases and thinks of everything that needs to be covered. She's also a really kind person and makes you feel at ease; she always answers calls, emails, and even texts promptly. Natalie really goes above and beyond for her clients and makes sure she's very well prepared. I cannot say enough positive things.
Sophia C
16:56 21 Jun 17
I needed a lawyer 6 months after I had applied for PR through Express Entry and received a request letter from Immigration Canada. After meeting a couple of lawyers, we decided Daniel Kingwell and his team to be the most professional and experienced. Daniel was calm, structured and direct which was exactly what we needed as we were distraught and anxious. His experience and Christina's organisation kept us informed at every step of the way through emails, phone calls and scheduled meet ups. Prior to the submission of the required documents to Immigration Canada, Daniel met with us to explain the response he had drafted and why he had decided on this particular approach. Thanks to Daniel and his team we received my confirmation of PR in less than a month! My wife and I couldn't be happier and more grateful for the exceptional hard work and service we received. If you are looking around for a good Immigration lawyer, Daniel and his team are grand. "Thank you very much Daniel and Christina, for giving us a chance to continue our future here in Canada."
Melwyn Almeida
16:06 15 Jun 17
I contacted migration law on a holiday weekend and immediately got a response from Ali Esnaashari. When I met with Ali he was compassionate, professional and thorough. He dealt with my spouse's detention review and hearing. Ali is knowledgeable and with his preparation he successfully won our case and my spouse was released from detention. We are so grateful for his expertise and professionalism. We definitely recommend him! In regards to migration law as a firm their employees are very friendly and helpful (we mainly dealt with Mini who was fantastic). My only suggestion however would be that migration law consider implementing a payment plan option that would afford those who would like to continue forth with other services.
Lisa Biernat
14:24 03 May 17

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