Employer Specific Work Permit.

Foreign nationals who are looking to work in Poland,Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Italy, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Estonia .are most likely to obtain a closed work permit. This is also called and referred as Employer-specific Work Permit. An Employer-specific work permit allows foreign nationals to work according to the conditions or limitations on the work permit. It limits a foreign national to one employer and is only authorized to work for one employer, in one position, in in Poland,Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Italy, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Estonia .

You're a co-op student

You’re an international student studying in Poland,Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Italy, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Estonia and doing co-op work placements or internships as part of your study program. Based on your answer, you may be eligible for a co-op work permit, which is an open work permit that lists the institution or school as your employer.

You’re working on a film or television production

You may be eligible for an employer-specific work permit if:

  • your work is essential to the film production,
  • the production will create and maintain significant economic benefits for Poland,Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Italy, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Estonia, and
  • your job is high wage and unionized.
  • You also need to meet the general eligibility requirements for a work permit. Before you submit your work permit application, your employer must:
  • submit an offer of employment to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship in Poland,Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Italy, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Estonia,
  • pay a $230 employer compliance fee, and
  • provide you with an offer of employment number.
  • You're an academic

    You may be a:

  • researcher,
  • guest lecturer,
  • visiting professor,
  • post-doctoral fellow,
  • award recipient, or
  • other type of academic.
  • The majority of your work in Poland,Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Italy, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Estonia must be teaching or research. Based on your answer, you may be eligible for an employer-specific work permit if you meet the general eligibility requirements for a work permit.

    Before you submit your work permit application, your employer must:

  • submit an offer of employment to Immigration, in Poland,Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Italy, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Estonia,
  • pay a $230 employer compliance fee, and
  • provide you with an offer of employment number.
  • You're a professional athlete or coach

    You may be eligible for an employer-specific work permit if in Poland,Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Italy, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Estonia would also be able to work as professional athletes or coaches in your home country.

    You must:
  • be a professional athlete or coach for a in Poland,Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Italy, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Estonia team, and
  • meet the general eligibility requirements for a work permit.
  • Before you submit your work permit application, your employer must:

  • submit an offer of employment to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship in Poland,Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Italy, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Estonia,
  • pay a $230 employer compliance fee, and
  • provide you with an offer of employment number.
  • Note: If your job is at the NOC 0 (managerial, executive) or NOC A (professional) level, you may be eligible for two-week application processing.

    You're a repair or maintenance worker for industrial or commercial equipment

    Based on your answer, you may be eligible for an employer-specific work permit if:

  • you need to enter in Poland,Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Italy, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Estonia to make emergency repairs to industrial equipment or repairs to out-of-warranty equipment,
  • failure to complete these repairs could result in a disruption of employment for Canadians, and
  • you meet the general eligibility requirements for a work permit.
  • Before you submit your work permit application, your employer must:

  • submit an offer of employment to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship in Poland,Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Italy, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Estonia, pay a $230 employer compliance fee, and
  • provide you with an offer of employment number.
  • You’re a worker whose employer is applying to hire you through the Global Talent Stream of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

    Based on your answers, you may be eligible for an employer-specific work permit. Your employer must get a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) that identifies your eligibility in the Global Talent Stream before you submit your application.

    Before you submit your work permit application, your employer must give you:

  • a copy of the positive work your job offer letter or contract
  • You must also meet the general eligibility requirements for a work permit.
  • As a worker being hired through the Global Talent Stream, you can benefit from two-week processing of your application.

    Note: When you complete your work permit application, select “Labour Market Impact Assessment Stream” as the type of work permit in the “Details of intended work in Poland,Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Italy, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Estonia” section.