How Does An Employer Apply For A Work Visa

By Tiara

The process of applying for a work visa is quite complicated, not only because there are so many parts to it, but also due to the large amount of documents that must be gathered and submitted properly.

It’s important to remember that if you make even one mistake or do not include enough evidence, your application can be rejected. This could mean losing your chance at living in Canada as well as returning home.

Luckily, professional help exists! Hiring experienced professionals to handle this step will save you lots of time and energy while ensuring everything goes smoothly.

Submit a job offer letter

how does an employer apply for a work visa

After receiving your application, the next step is to submit a formal job offer letter. This is typically done via email or through their recruitment agency. Make sure to include in the body of the email a clear expression of what services you will be offering them, as well as how they can contact you with more information.

It’s also important to emphasize that you are looking only to work there temporarily so it's not like you'll get hired long term. They may even ask you if you have visa sponsorship already!

Once again, remain professional and concise while still making a strong impression.

Provide documentation

how does an employer apply for a work visa

A company seeking to hire you in the United States will have to prove that you have a good chance of staying here legally. This includes proving your legal residence status in Canada or France, as well as showing proof of enough money to survive while living in America.

Companies also look at whether you have any criminal records that would affect your ability to work in the country. They consider this when determining if you are eligible for employment visa sponsorship.

It’s very important to be ready for these questions because they can make a big difference in whether you get hired. Some employers may not accept no answers at all so it is best to be prepared with honest responses.

You do not need to know exactly what documents you will need before arriving in the USA, but it is helpful to start looking now! Find out more about working visas here.

Submit your resume

how does an employer apply for a work visa

After you have received confirmation that they want to meet with you, the next step is to make sure you are ready to accept employment. This means making sure your resume is up-to-date, proof of good character, and that you are prepared to prove how qualified you are for the position.

It’s also important to be aware of what kind of visa you will need to work in Canada. Not all employers require a work permit, but it’s always best to know what documents you’ll need before you start looking for jobs.

Some positions may even require both working and non-working visas. For instance, if you will be traveling frequently or outside of Canada for business, then you’d need to apply for a Working Holiday Visa as well.

Pay a visa application fee

how does an employer apply for a work visa

After you have received permission to work in Canada, your next step is to pay a visa application or sponsorship fees. These can be paid via online payment systems like PayPal or VISA.

Most employers will require that you apply through their company’s channel and they usually cover this cost of applying for your visa. Some may even make special arrangements for you to do so.

It is important to remember that it is up to the employer to ensure you are eligible to live and work in Canada and to confirm your employment eligibility. They also have the right to ask you about any previous criminal convictions or allegations.

If you need help paying these costs, we recommend talking to our immigration consultants here at Visas First. We are happy to give you some tips and advice.

Fill out the visa application

how does an employer apply for a work visa

The next step in getting a work visa is to fill out the appropriate form, or what’s called as a ‘visa application.’ This is done through your local Australian Consulate where you are applying for citizenship.

Most employers require at least one working visa for their employee. If this isn’t the case then it is up to you to convince them that you are trustworthy enough to get the job. A lot of employers check references and research about employees online before giving you a chance.

Be sure to include everything when completing the forms including proof of salary, employment contracts and documents such as diplomas and certificates.

Submit your passport

Now that you have received confirmation of employment, you will need to submit your passports to prove that you are a legitimate employee. More than likely, your new employer will send you a document called a I-9 form. This form is proof of work authorization in the United States and must be completed by every worker.

You should bring this form with you when you go to apply for your visa. It will also need to be verified before you can enter Canada as a working visitor or resident. Make sure to check out our article about how to verify your identity online before coming to visit!

Canada does not require workers to hold a job prior to applying for their visas. One important thing to remember is that if you cannot find any evidence of employment after three months, you may be denied entry into Canada and deported.

Prepare your visa package

how does an employer apply for a work visa

The next step in getting a work visa is to prepare your visa package or, as it’s called, evidence of employment. This includes proving you have enough money to support yourself while living in Canada, and showing that you belong to a organization that can vouch for your employment here.

Many employers will offer their workers a job reference when they apply for a working visa. It's best to get this done as soon as possible so it doesn't lapse. By having a good number of references, you'll be sure to put across a positive image of you.

Reference letters don't need to be very long — a few lines each saying how you've performed and what benefits you've had from working with them would be fine. Make sure to include contact information too! These are not personal documents, so make sure to only use numbers that people know. That way if anything happens, someone can reach the person easily.

Meet with a consulate

how does an employer apply for a work visa

After receiving your job offer, you will need to decide where you want to live and work. This is typically done through what’s called a visa sponsorship process. A company that wants to hire you usually meets with your country’s consular representative in the United States to discuss whether they can provide appropriate employment visas for you.

This individual would also review your qualifications and determine if there are any potential issues or problems. If there are none, then he or she may sign off and send you a non-immigrant worker visa (or E2 visa) that allows you to come work here for a limited time. These usually have a one year expiration date!

If there are questions or concerns, however, then it could prevent you from coming to America — so make sure you understand everything about your situation before you apply.