Posted on November 29 2022
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The Significant Benefit Work Permit (SBWP) is a path to obtain a work permit without needing an LMIA. This work permit is accessible to workers whose recruitment can benefit Canada either socially, economically, and/or culturally.
Usually, the Internal Mobility Program (IMP) for SBWP applicants does not expect an LMIA (Labor Market Impact Assessment) while undergoing the application process.
The stream SBWP is made for the scenarios where LMIA has to be required, but the real-time considerations or unavailability of appropriate application stream, and considerable LMIA processing wait times have made delays in the approvals.
LMIA or Labor Market Impact Assessment is Canada’s international assessment which evaluates the effects of hiring an international worker in the Canadian workforce market under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP).
To apply for an SBWP, you need to meet the considerations set that justify your arrival would benefit Canada culturally, socially, and/or economically.
If one succeeds in the above step, then the usual deciding factors that help in issuing this work permit will be in their favor.
To prove your lawfulness as an applicant with potential notable benefit to Canada, then you need to submit evidence of the following relevant factors:
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Apart from proving that you hold a distinguished position in your field, you also need to provide the factors of considerations that benefit Canada either socially, culturally, or economically upon your arrival.
To apply for the SBWP, there’s no new process that takes place, it is the same as applying for a regular work permit. The following documentation is required for submission to IRCC:
Note: A GCMS is a universal applicant platform of database that contains all the cases that are handled by IRCC.
The most common recipients of SBWP include:
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Posted On November 29 2023
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