Employment Opportunities

Want to live and work in Canada? The Skilled Worker Visa is the most popular Canadian Visa. The program aims to attract newcomers with transferable skills to start a new life in Canada. Up to 116,000 skilled worker visas will be made available in 2007-2008.
Every year, over 90,000 foreign workers enter Canada to work temporarily to help Canadian employers address skill shortages. Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CC) and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) ensure that these workers will support economic growth in Canada and create more opportunities for all Canadian job seekers.

In almost all cases, you must have a valid work permit to work in Canada. Skilled Workers (Independent Immigrants) are accepted for entry into Canada depending on the number of points they score out of 100 in the following categories: