What are the visa requirements for international professionals wishing to work in Canada?
With a few fairly narrow exceptions, you generally need to obtain a work permit. You may also need to a get a job offer from a Canadian employer that has been granted the ability to hire international workers. This is called a labour market impact assessment. There are a few ways in which you can avoid the job offer requirement. One such possibility is if your spouse gets a job offer (see the following article for additional info: http://www.uniivaa.com/learn-more/49-how-to-double-your-chances-of-getting-into-canada