Start working in Canada faster through the Global Skills Strategy. We will process most eligible work permit applications within two weeks.

Who is eligible for two-week processing

There are two ways you can be eligible for two-week processing of your work permit application. It depends on if you need a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).

If you don’t need an LMIA (LMIA-exempt)

If you don’t need an LMIA, you will be eligible for two-week processing if you meet all of these requirements:

  • you are applying from outside Canada
  • your job is either skill type 0 (managerial) or skill level A (professional) in the National Occupational Classification system
  • your employer has submitted an offer of employment using the Employer Portal and paid the employer compliance fee

International Experience Canada applicants are not eligible.